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The Dark Age Quiz

Question 17

Charles Martel's grandson, also called Charles, would become one of the most powerful figures of the early Middle Ages, bringing large portions of present-day France and Germany under his rule. For this he would become known as Charles the Great, Carolus Magnus, or Charlemagne. For most of his reign he went by the title "King of the Franks and Lombards," but after he helped Pope Leo III out of a predicament, the pope crowned him "Emperor."

When did this coronation take place?

A Christmas of the year 800

B Sometime in 793

C Scholars are uncertain of the date



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