Carolingian dynasty

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Related to Carolingian dynasty: Capetian dynasty, Merovingian dynasty
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Noun1.Carolingian dynasty - a Frankish dynasty founded by Charlemagne's father that ruled from 751 to 987
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
Carlovingian, Carolingian - a member of the Carolingian dynasty
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In the Carolingian dynasty, it was the custom that after a contest between different claimants to the throne, the successful candidate would cut the hair of his rivals in order to disqualify them to assume power.
This reader would have liked to know more about Theodore's correspondence with the papacy, his respect for papal authority, and Michael I Rhangabe's rapprochement with the Carolingian dynasty during the time when Theodore was an imperial advisor.