The Holy Roman Empire Essay

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Holy Roman Empire
Ever wondered what was one of the longest lasting empires that ever existed. The Holy Roman Empire was an empire with tremendous emperors and terrible emperors throughout its era. The Holy Roman Empire was an empire that was in existence from 800-1806(Cavendish). The Holy Roman Empire controls the majority of what is now Europe(Holy). During every change of emperors the landscape of the land they ruled changed to how they liked it during the Holy Roman Empire.
What a good empire must start with is a phenomenal emperor. According to Richard Sullivan Charlemagne (747-814) was the First emperor to rule the Holy Roman Empire. The Charlemagne ruled from 800-814. His main goal was to unite all Germans and to make them Christians. Even though, most of the Germans were not united when he stated after he conquer and compromised he had control of most of Europe. During the Reign of the Charlemagne he most of his time was spent in military campaigns. His most important task militarily was his battles with the Saxons. He had many others events militarily happening while battling the Saxons. Some were within his own kingdom while trying to conquer others and people attacking him. The Charlemagne was very successful in his attacks militarily, but was very diplomatic in his own right.
According to John Contreni Louis the Pious (778-840) was the successor to his father the Charlemagne. Louis thought that the kingdom had fallen from it religious faith. He saw that none of his sisters had married. In his first year of ruling he sent out 40 diplomas more than his father ever had. He also told the people that he controlled all Christians and that he did not control all other ethnic groups. He wanted to make a nation that religion and politics worked together.
According to Encyclopedia Britannica after Louis the Pious he was succeeded by Lothar (795-855) his son. He was the eldest son of Louis and Grandson to Charlemagne. I revolt was headed by the three sons of Louis and he yet he started to split up the empire between his sons and giving the title of the Holy Roman Emperor to Lothar. When Louis died in 840 Lothar had the Rights to the thrown, but was ousted by his brothers. When it was all over in 843 Lothar got the thrown.
When Lothar died the thrown was taken over by Charles II (823-877). He was the crowned in 1875. When Louis II died he went to where he lived and tried to take his possessions. When he went there though Louis III defeated him. During his reign he restored some of the Carolingian Renaissance.
After Charles III was not in power Arnulf took power of the kingdom. Arnulf was not the traditional Emperor in how he came to power. He was the illegitimate son of Carloman. Carloman was the Brother of Charles III. He was crowned the emperor when he stormed Rome and took over the city in 895-896. After he became emperor he became chronically sick for his last three years of his life. When he was sick Germany invaded...

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