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This Frankish king was crowned an emperor by Pope Leo III after he had restored him to the papacy. This laid the basis for the Holy Roman Empire in 800. Who was he?

1. Charlemagne
2. Louis I
3. Constantine VI
4. Pepin the Short





 

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This Frankish king was crowned an emperor by Pope Leo III after he had restored him to the papacy. This laid the basis for the Holy Roman Empire in 800. Who was he?

Correct answer:
 
Charlemagne

Incorrect answers:
Pepin the Short
Louis I
Constantine VI

Interesting Info:
In 800, Charlemagne (the French for Charles the Great) restored Leo III to the papacy and was crowned emperor by him on Christmas Day, thus laying the basis for the Holy Roman Empire and finalizing the split between the Byzantine and Roman Empires.