Pepin the Short
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Pep·in the Short(pĕp′ĭn) Also known as Pepin III. 714?-768.
King of the Franks (751-768). He defended papal interests and established the core territory of the Papal States.
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Pepin the Short(ˈpɛpɪn)
(Biography) died 768 ad, king of the Franks (751–768); son of Charles Martel and father of Charlemagne. He deposed the Merovingian king (751) and founded the Carolingian dynasty
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