Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Carlovingians, the second dynasty of Frankish kings, said, to have originated in Arnulph, Bishop of Metz, whose grandson Pepin was mayor of the palace. The latter's son, Charles Martel, and his great-grandson Charlemagne were the most noted of the line, and, indeed, gave it its name. After the death of Charlemagne the dynasty declined, and finally gave place to the line of the Capets.