Historical Figures

Carloman (son of Pepin the Short)(751-771)

Frankish king from 768 to 771, Carloman is the youngest son of Pepin the Short and Bertrade. Carloman and his brother Charles received the anointing of Stephen II at the same time as their father Pépin in 754. On October 9, 768, Carloman took the insignia of royalty at Soissons. The two brothers getting along rather badly, Pépin had made sure that the territories of Charles surrounded those of Carloman. In 769, discord began to appear with the revolt of Aquitaine. Charles asks for help from his brother who refuses. But Carloman died in 771, giving Charles the entire Frankish kingdom.