Charlemagne, (Carolus Magnus) emperor of Holy Roman Empire elephants in Germany


Charlemagne, (Carolus Magnus) emperor of Holy Roman Empire



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First elephant arrived802
Last elephant left810
Address Aquis villa (Aix-la-Chapelle)
Place Aachen
Country Germany
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Charlemagne, (Carolus Magnus) emperor of Holy Roman Empire elephants, located at Aquis villa (Aix-la-Chapelle), in Aachen, Germany and the first elephant arrived in 802. The last elephant left in 810.


Comments / picturesIn 797 (or possibly 801), the caliph of Baghdad, Harun al-Rashid, presented Charlemagne with an Asian elephant named Abul-Abbas and a mechanical clock, out of which came a mechanical bird to announce the hours.






Charlemagne, (Carolus Magnus) emperor of Holy Roman Empire elephants in Germany Germany

Becoming Charlemagne: Europe, Baghdad, and the Empires of A.D. 800



Jeff Sypeck


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Koehl, Dan (2021). Charlemagne, (Carolus Magnus) emperor of Holy Roman Empire, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=374. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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