CARLOMAN born c. 715 died Aug. 17, 754 Frankish
prince, son of Charles Martel and brother of Pippin III the
Short. After inheriting Austrasia, Alemannia, Thuringia, and the
suzerainty of Bavaria from his father, Carloman fought alone and
with his brother to suppress external enemies and rebellious
subjects. Concerned with reform of the church, he called on St.
Boniface for help.
CARLOMAN born 751 died Dec. 4, 771, Samoussy,
France the younger brother of Charlemagne, with whom, at the
instance of their father, Pippin III the Short, he was anointed
king of the Franks in 754 by Pope Stephen II (or III) in the
abbey of Saint-Denis. Carloman inherited the eastern part of
Pippin's lands (768). He favoured alliance with the Lombards and
married Gerberga, a daughter of their king, Desiderius. When
Carloman died. Charlemagne annexed his territory and became sole
ruler of the Prankish empire
CARLOMAN (b.830 - d. March or September 880. Altötting, Ger). eldest son of Louis II the German and father of
the emperor Amuif Carloman rebelled against his father in 861
and 863 but in 865 was entrusted by Louis with a share in his
authority, being granted jurisdiction over Bavaria and
Carinthia. After this he remained loyal to his father, even
helping to suppress the rebellion of his two younger brothers
(866) and taking part in a campaign against the Moravians (869).
The latter by 874 were forced to admit Prankish supremacy. After
the death of the emperor Louis 11 (875). a faction in northern
Italy favoured Carloman as candidate for the imperial crown; but
Pope John VIII preferred Charles II the Bald. When Louis the
German died (876), Carloman succeeded him as king of some of the
German territories. In undisputed control of Bavaria, he
promptly crossed the Alps on the death of Charles the Bald (877)
and was recognised as king in northern Italy. The Pope, however,
still refused him the imperial crown. Falling ill, Carloman had
to renounce his lands and titles to his brother Louis III the
Younger. His illegitimate son Arnulf became emperor in 896.
CARLOMAN (877 - died Dec. 12, 884, king of the
West Franks, France), second son of King Louis II (Louis the Stammerer). He became joint ruler with his brother Louis III in
879. His reign was disturbed by revolts in Burgundy, by the loss
(879) of Provence to Boso. count of Aries, and by an invasion of
the Normans. He became sole ruler at his brother's death (882).
He was succeeded as French king by Emperor of the West Charles
III (Charles the Fat).