Carolingians, Charlemagne’s Empire in the 6th-9th centuries

This article contains a list by Fomenko titled “Carolingian, Charlemagne’s Empire in the 6th-9th centuries”. However, his list starts in the 7th century, not the 6th. This list can be found in [1]. Despite the title given by Fomenko, this line of rulers may be more accurately named “Carolingians, Charlemagne’s Empire from 681-888” or “Carolingians, Charlemagne’s Empire in the 7th-9th centuries”. This Empire lasted for a total of 207 years.

Fomenko cites [74] as, J. Blair, ‘Blair’s Chronological and Historical Tables from the Creation to the Present Time etc.’, G. Bell & Sons, London 1882. I found an English edition from 1884 that is available for free online. It is in this article’s references as [2]. Our [2] names all the same names in the same order as Fomenko’s 11 point list below.

Fomenko cites [124] as, C. Bemont and G. Monod, ‘Histoire de l’Europe au Moyen Age’, Paris, 1921. I found an English edition available for free. It is in this article’s references as [3]. This book [3] claims Charlemagne reigned for 55 years, but the math does not add up with its given information.

The fundamental list below is found in [1], the texts after the first “/” are the differences found in [2], after the second “/” are the differences found in [3].

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1 – Pépin of Héristal, 681-714 (33) / (34)

2 – Charles Martell, 721-741 (20) / 715-740 (26) / 714-741 (27)

3 – Pépin the Short, 754-768 (14) / 752-768 (16) / 751-768 (17)

4 – Charlemagne, 768-814 (46) / 768-813 (46) / 768-814 (55*)

5 – Carloman 768-771 or 772 (3 or 4) / 678-770 (3) / 768-771 (3 or 4)

6 – Louis I the Pious, 814-833 (19) / 814-839 (26) / 814-833 (19), or 814-840 (26)

7 – Lothair the Western, 840-855 (15) / 840-854 (15)

8 – Charles the Bald, 840-875 (35) / 840-876 (37)

9 – Louis the German, 843-875 (32) / 843-875 (33)

10 – Louis II the Western, 855-875 (20) / 855-874 (20)

11 – Charles the Fat, 880-888 (8) / 880-887 (8)

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Graph for [1]
Graph for [2]
Graph for [3], Charlemagne’s reign here is 46 instead of 55
Overlapping the 3 graphs.

As can be seen in the 4 images above, the 3 graphs follow nearly the same path. The two notable differences are in the lengths of rule for Charles Martell and Louis I. Louis I’s reign differs due to him losing power between 833-834 before regaining it again until his death in 840. This gives two possibilities for the duration of his reign, being either 19 or 26 years.

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References:

1 – “Vol. 2: The Analysis of Ancient and Mediaeval Records”, page 23

2 – https://archive.org/details/blairschronologi00blairich/page/n12

3 – https://archive.org/details/cu31924027795347/page/n194

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