Prowse asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

When did the Franks become the french?

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  • 1 month ago

    It's impossible to pin this down precisely, given that it was a linguistic change as much as an ethnic or political one - and language is constantly in a state of flux.

    However, one POSSIBLE date you might want to consider is 1190. This was when Philip II (aka Philip Augustus) changed his title. When he was crowned in 1180, he took the same title as his predecessors: Roi des Francs (King of the Franks). In 1190 he changed this to Roi de France (King of France). His reasons for doing this were almost certainly to emphasise his claim to be king of those parts of France under English/Angevin control - notably Aquitaine and Normandy.  

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  • Bob
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    1 month ago

    Frank's not French! He's from Minnesota!

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The Franks were not just the future French people. Their lands covered a larger area of western Europe.

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