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Aachen Cathedral, frequently referred to as the "Imperial Cathedral" (in German: Kaiserdom), is a Roman Catholic church in Aachen, Germany.
The church is the oldest cathedral in northern Europe and was known as the "Royal Church of St. Mary at Aachen" during the Middle Ages.
For 595 years, from 936 to 1531, the Aachen chapel was the church of coronation for 30 German kings and 12 queens.
The church is currently the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Aachen, so named in 1802.
Vita Karoli Magni
sic deus hoc tutum stabili undamine templum quod carolus princeps condidit esse velit
-->So God grant that this temple, that the Emperor Charlemagne has built, should stand safely on solid foundation.
The number 7 stands for perfection.
And on the seventh day I, God, ended my work, and all things which I had made;
and I rested on the seventh day from all my work, and all things which I had made were finished, and I, God, saw that they were good.
(Book of Moses Chapter 3.2)
The octagon (architecture) stands for what comes after perfection.
The Franconian King Charlemagne was already called Pater Europae ("Father of Europe") during his lifetime.
Charlemagne ensured effective administration and sought a comprehensive reform of education, which resulted in a cultural revitalization of the Franconian empire.
The political highlight of his life was the imperial crown by Pope Leo III. For Christmas of the year 800.
In the series of the Roman-German emperors as well as the French kings, he is counted as Charles I.
The Holy Roman Empire (Sacrum Romanum Imperium) was founded by Franks and existed until 1806.