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Annie asked, "How did Charlemagne become known as the main ancestor
from which Europeans come from?
It is true that there are thousands of people alive today that claim
decadency from this Carolingian king, but it is not because
Charlemagne was different from any other man of his time in sexual
prowess or whatever. It is largely because his pedigree and those of
his royal and noble descendants were recorded for posterity. He
probably had no more descendants than most men and women of his time,
but because the births, marriages and deaths of his descendants were
recorded down to the present, Charlemagne's descendants, in the
millions, can today be identified. For the common man of his time,
however, the lines of descent were not recorded and are thus lost to
us all. .
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