(from the article `Germany`) ...as he did when he executed 4,500 Saxons at Verden, and garrison the defense points abandoned by the Saxons. In time, resistance to the Franks gave ... ...conquered more German territory and secured the eastern frontier. By means of military campaigns and missionary activities he brought Saxony and ... ...
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Widukind, Saxon historian: see Wittekind.
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Widukind (wid'OOkind) or Wittekind (wit'u–) , d. 807?, leader of the Saxons against the Frankish king Charlemagne (later emperor of the West). In 782, when Charlemagne organized Saxony as a Frankish province and ordered forced conversion of the pagan Saxons, the Saxons under Widukind r...
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Widukind (Modern German: Wittekind) was a Germanic leader of the Saxons and the chief opponent of the Frankish king Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars from 777 to 785. Charlemagne ultimatively prevailed, organized Saxony as a Frankish province and ordered conversions of the pagan Saxons to Roman Catholicism. In later times, Widukind became a symbol
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