Decade of 810s *** PoD: Pepin survives the siege of Venice in 810 and conquers the city. 810: Pepin conquers the city of Venice after a long siege. Venice and its surroundings is included in the Kingdom of the Lombards. Peace with the Danes. 811: Charles the Younger has a stroke and dies in Bavaria. Pepin marches to the former Avar Kingdom in order to consolidate the Frankish authority there. 812: Pepin campaigns against the Slavs in the former Avar lands. Conquest of the Slavic centre of Bratislava. 813: Pepin reaches the former Roman city of Syrmium and establishes a permanent military garrison there in order to protect the area against the Bulgars. 814: Death of Emperor Charlemagne. Pepin is crowned (Western) Roman Emperor. His younger brother Louis the Pious inherits most of Gaul (including Aachen) and the Spanish March. 815: Pepin grants the Kingdom of the Lombards to his only son Bernard, retaining the Imperial overlordship. Pepin strips most of the land granted by his father to the Papacy and claims the Imperial authority over the remaining Papal duchy, which is bond to Bernard's rule as well. 816: Treaty of peace with the Byzantines in the Adriatic. Ragusa falls under Frankish control, but Byzantium secures its dominion of the Central Balkans. 817: Louis the Pious dies in an accident in Aachen. Pepin reunites again all the Empire under his rule. 818: Pepin concedes other satellital areas to his nephews (sons of Louis), but retaining the Imperial overlordship: * For his nephew Lothair, the Kingdom of the Saxons (including Thuringia). * For his nephew Pepin, the Kingdom of the Avars (including Bohemia, Moravia, Pannonia and Croatia). * For his nephew Louis, the Kingdom of the Goths (Spanish March and Septimania). 819: Reorganization of the rest of the Empire in eleven duchies, granted to loyal men who assisted Pepin in his campaigns through the East: West Francia, Middle Francia, East Francia, Frisia, Flanders, Alamannia, Bavaria, Burgundy, Provence, Aquitaine and Vasconia.