For instance, he points out, Charlemagne treated Saxony like his own personal punching bag.
The Austria-based restaurant was first noted by the scholar and monk Albuin, who was a devout follower of Charlemagne.
On just one day in 782, “Charlemagne ordered no fewer than 4,500 Saxons decapitated” because they were oath-breakers.
The first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire; his name means “Charles the Great.” Charlemagne was king of France in the late eighth and early ninth centuries and was crowned emperor in 800. He is especially remembered for his encouragement of education.
Note: Throughout the Middle Ages, Charlemagne was considered a model for Christian rulers.