Carolingian dynasty

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The Carolingian dynasty was a dynasty of Frankish rulers. Initially, they had the position of "mayor of the palace", an office that developed from being in charge of the household to that of regent or viceroy, with the kings from the Merovingian dynasty eventually being figureheads. Finally, the Carolingians also took the title of king.

The name derives from the large number of family members who bore the name Charles, most notably Charlemagne.

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