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Daily Quiz for January 18, 2013

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This man was the first Carolingian King of the Franks.

  • Pippin the Short
  • Charles the Bold
  • Charles the Hammer
  • Louis the Good

5 Responses to “Daily Quiz for January 18, 2013”

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    Robert Kapanjie says:

    I had always thought that Charles Martel was the first king of the Franks. I checked it out— I was wrong. He was Pepin's the Short's father. Altough not the consecrated king of the franks, he was the defacto monarch .Martel is famous in history for defeating the Muslims in the battle of Poitiers, afterward there was never again a threat of muslim invasion of France. Interesting enough there was a second battle of Poitiers in 1356, during the hundred years war.

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      Patrick Baker says:

      Pippin suffers the fate of some men who have more famous fathers or sons. Pippin's father was Charles "the Hammer" Martel and his son was Charlemagne.

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    Tommy says:

    Poitiers? I was taught that Charles Martel halted the Moors at Tours.

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      Patrick Baker says:

      One-third the way north on the Roman road from Poitiers to Tours, a place now called Moussais-la-Bataille, was where the battle took place.

      It is sometimes referred to as Tours and other times as Poitiers. The Battle of Tours is currently perferred to avoid confusion with the 1356 Battle of Poitiers.

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    Robert Kapanjie says:

    Poitiers and Tours are one in the same

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