Retrospective on Frankish Cologne

Cologne’s Frankish era is often overlooked. Yet this period was just as long as the Roman era. A whole 500 years! You can look back, but of course you can also look forward.

Retrospective on Frankish Cologne The History of Cologne

Cologne's Frankish era is often overlooked. Yet this period was just as long as the Roman era. A whole 500 years! You can look back, but of course you can also look forward.

Heumarkt square

King Sigibert of Cologne

By © Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 4.0 (via Wikimedia Commons), CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9485857

Important (Arch-)bishops of Cologne

Bishop Kunibert (623 – after 648?)

Von © Raimond Spekking / CC BY-SA 4.0 (via Wikimedia Commons), CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9027933

Archbishop Hildebold (787-818)
Bruno I. (953-965)

Napoleon

Even after a thousand years, Napoleon wanted to be like Charlemagne
with Charlemagne’s name on the ground in Latin (Karolas Magnus)

From ancient Slavery to medieval serfdom

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