Franks

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The Franks were a Germanic people who established the Kingdom of Francia, which conquered or defeated several other kingdoms and peoples.

Notably, Charles Martel defeated a Muslim invasion at the Battle of Tours in 732.

Charlemagne (Charles the Great), who reigned 768–814, was proclaimed emperor in 800 in Rome, claimed to be the successor of the (Western) Roman Empire.

The empire was later divided, the western part becoming the Kingdom of France, the eastern part eventually being named the Holy Roman Empire.

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