Pepin the Short becomes King of the Franks; founding of Carolingian dynasty

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Having deposed the last Merovingian king, Childeric III, Charles Martel's son, Pepin III, is crowned King of the Franks by Boniface, thus marking the start of the Carolingian dynasty. See our entry on Early Middle Ages

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Editors. "Pepin the Short becomes King of the Franks; founding of Carolingian dynasty". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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