The Lombard kingdom of Northern Italy is absorbed into the Frankish empire, and Charlemagne establishes his rule in Venetia, Istria, Dalmatia and Corsica. See out entry on Early Middle Ages
Editors. "Conquest of Lombards by Charmelagne". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009; last revised 30 November -1.
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