In 800, Charlemagne, duke of the Franks, is offered the crown of the 'Western Empire' by the Patriarch of Rome and refuses, uttering the famous words 'There is only one emperor, and his throne is in Constantinople'. This will come to be seen as the turning point of the Western Interregnum, paving the way for the reunification of the whole Empire in 1054.
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