Christian Cyclopedia

About the Cyclopedia

Pepin the Short

(Pépin le Bref; ca. 714–768). Son of Charles* Martel; father of Charlemagne*; king of the Franks 751–768; called Pepin III as king of Ger.; with papal blessing he deposed the last of the Merovingian kings 751 and founded the Carolingian dynasty; in return, he conquered the Lombards and by the “Donation of Pepin,” he gave the pope sovereignty over the exarchate of Ravenna. See also Papacy, 3.

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
©Concordia Publishing House, 2000, All rights Reserved. Reproduced with Permission

Internet Version Produced by
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

Original Editions ©Copyright 1954, 1975, 2000
Concordia Publishing House
All rights reserved.

Content Reproduced with Permission

Stay Connected! Join the LCMS Network:

Contact Us Online
(Staff Switchboard)
(Church Info Center)
1333 S Kirkwood Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122-7226 | Directions


Featured Publication

The Lutheran Witness

LCMS Communications

Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.
Visit TLW Online