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2199023257600. Pepin II De Heristal Duc De Austrasia & Brabant Mayor Of The Palace In Austrasia , son of Anchises (Ansegisel) Mayor Of Austrasia [Mayor Of The Palace] and St. Beggue De Austrasia [Saint], was born in 635 in Heristal, Liege (Belgium) and died on 16 Dec 714 in Villa DE Jupille, On The Meuse River, Near Leige, Belgium, at age 79. Other names for Pepin were D'heristal, Pepin II Austrasia Duke Of, and Pepin II The Fat Duc De Austrasia & Brabant.

General Notes: Pepin of Heristol (Liege, Belgium); Mayor Of The Palace Of Austrasia.

Pepin of Herstal (635?-714), Carolingian mayor of the palace, who reunited the Frankish realms in the late Merovingian period. A grandson of Pepin the Elder, he succeeded to his position in the kingdom of Austrasia around 680. In 687 he
extended Carolingian rule to the other Frankish kingdoms, Neustria and Burgundy, but retained members of the Merovingian dynasty as figurehead monarchs in all three. Two years later he extended his control over the Frisians, a pagan people living on the North Sea coast. Pepin's death was followed by a civil war and the succession of his illegitimate son Charles Martel.

Source: 'Pepin of Herstal,' Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright (c) 1993 Microsoft Corporation. Copyright (c) 1993 Funk & Wagnall's Corporation 'Royalty for Commoners', Roderick W. Stuart, 1993, p 129.

"The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe, Holmes, George, Oxford University Press, 1988":
The first of the great Carolingian Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia. Ruler of the Franks in 687, he managed, through the Battle of Tertry in 687, to unite Neustria and Austrasia under his own "puppet" Merovingian king. But the power struggles in northern Gaul seriously weakened the power of the merovingians and their mayors. The Aquitanians had their own Duke; the "Patricius" of Provence was for all practical purposes an independent ruler.; the aristocrats of Burgundy paid little attention to the Franks in the north.34

"Britannica On-Line":
The son of Begga and Ansegisel, who were, respectively, the daughter of
Pepin I and the son of Bishop Arnulf of Metz, Pepin established himself as mayor of the palace in Austrasia after the death of Dagobert II in 679 and defended its autonomy against Theodoric III of Neustria and Ebroon, Theodoric's mayor of the palace. Defeated by Ebroon in 680 at Lucofao (near Laon), Pepin gained his revenge on the Neustrians in 687 at Tertry (near Pironne) and became sole effective ruler of the Franks. He nevertheless retained Theodoric III on the throne and after his death replaced him with three successive Merovingian kings. After several years of warfare Pepin defeated the Frisians on his northeastern border (689) and married his son Grimoald to Theodelind, daughter of the Frisian chief Radbod. He also forced the Alemanni to recognize Frankish authority again and encouraged Christian missionaries in Alemannia and Bavaria. Charles Martel was his son.
Alt Name: Pepin II D' Heristal [Mayor/Palace]

Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact 1: Carolingian Mayor Of The Palace Of Austrasia Circa 680.

2. Fact 2: Reunited Frankish Realms In The Late Merovingian Period.

3. Fact 3: 687, Extended Carolingian Rule To The Other Frankish Kingdoms, Neustria And Burgundy.

4. Fact 4: Retained Members Of The Merovingian Dynasty As Figurehead Monarchs In All Three.

5. Fact 5: Extended Control In 689 Over The Frisians, Pagans Living On The North Sea Coast.

6. Fact 6: Death Was Followed By A Civil War.

7. Fact 7: The Succession Was Won By His Illegitimate Son Charles Martel.

8. Fact 8: Known Also As "Pepin The Fat", Duke Of Brabant.

9. Fact 9: Mayor Of The Palace Of Austrasia, Neustria & Burgundy Under Childeric Ii.

Pepin married Plectrude De Aquitaine, daughter of Hugbert\Hubert De Aquitaine and Unknown. Plectrude De Aquitaine died before 714.

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  Gilbert De Brionne (born about 990 Normandy, France - died between 1040 and 1054)
               ii.  Drogo Of Austrasia Mayor Of Austrasia [Duke Of Champagne] (born about 674 - died in 708)
              iii.  Grimoald ll, Mayor Of Austrasia/ Neustria (born about 676 - died in 714)

Pepin next married (name unknown).

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  Gertrude The Holy Bastard De Austrasia (born in 680 Of Heristal, Liege, Belgium)

Pepin next married Alpaide/Alpais/Chalpaida (De Heristal) Concubine Of not Married in She Is Named As "A Concubine".

Marriage Notes: Fact 2:

Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact 1: Aka Alpaida. A Concubine.

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  Childebrand Lord Perracy (died in 743-751)
1099511628800      ii.  Charles "Martel" Of The Franks Martel [Mayor Of The Palace] (born in 688-690 Heristal, Liege, Belgium - died on 22 Oct 741 in Quierzy, Aisne, France)
              iii.  Dreux Champagne Count Of (died in 708)
               iv.  Childebrand I Austrasia (born about 678 - died in 751)

Pepin next married Plectrude , Princess Of Bavaria, on 13 May 706 in Belgium.

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  Drogo Of Austrasia Mayor Of Austrasia [Duke Of Champagne] (born about 674 - died in 708)
               ii.  Grimoald ll, Mayor Of Austrasia/ Neustria (born about 676 - died in 714)


2199023257601. Alpaide/Alpais/Chalpaida (De Heristal) Concubine Of , was born about 654 in Heristal, Liege, Belgium and died in Orple Grand, Monastery, Brabant, France. Another name for Alpaide/Alpais/Chalpaida was Elphide (Chalpaida) Austrasia Concubine Of.

General Notes: Alt Name: Elphide (Chalpaida) (De Heristal)

Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact 1: Aka Alpaida. A Concubine.

Alpaide/Alpais/Chalpaida married Pepin II De Heristal Duc De Austrasia & Brabant Mayor Of The Palace In Austrasia not Married in She Is Named As "A Concubine".


2199023257602. Leutwinus , Count & Bishop Of Treves [Saint] , son of Guerin/Warimus De Poitiers [Count] and Gunza Or Kunza De Treves, was born about 660-665 in Of, Treves, , Austrasia and died in 713 in St. Leiven, about age 53. Another name for Leutwinus was Leutwinus Treves Bishop Of.

General Notes: Also known as Saint Lieven.

Leutwinus married Miss Mrs. Leutwinus Of Treves.

Children from this marriage were:

1099511628801       i.  Chrotrudis (Rotrou/Rotrude) De Alemania Dss Of Austrasia [Duchesaustrasia (born about 690 Of Moselle, Or Treves, Austrasia - died about 724)


2199023257603. Miss Mrs. Leutwinus Of Treves , daughter of Chrodobertus I (Robert) and Unknown, was born about 660-670 in Austrasia.

Miss married Leutwinus , Count & Bishop Of Treves [Saint].


2199023257604. Martin De Laon , son of Anchises (Ansegisel) Mayor Of Austrasia [Mayor Of The Palace] and St. Beggue De Austrasia [Saint], was born in 660 of Laon, Aisne, France.

Martin married Bertrada (Bertha) De Austrasia The Merovingian.

Children from this marriage were:

1099511628802       i.  Charibert I (Cambert) , Count Of Laon Count Of Laon (born about 690 Laon, Aisne, France - died after 747)

Martin next married (name unknown).

Children from this marriage were:

1099511628802       i.  Charibert I (Cambert) , Count Of Laon Count Of Laon (born about 690 Laon, Aisne, France - died after 747)


2199023257605. Bertrada (Bertha) De Austrasia The Merovingian , daughter of Hugobert (Thierry III ?) ,King Of Austrasia and Irmina Von Oeren, was born in 660 in Merovingia and died after 721.

Bertrada married Martin De Laon.


2199023257606. Bert, Count Of Laon , died.

Bert, married Miss.

Children from this marriage were:

1099511628803       i.  Bertrada, Countess Of Laon Princess Of (born about 694-695 Of Laon, Aisne, France - died)


2199023257607. Miss , died.

Miss married Bert, Count Of Laon.


2199023257612. Nebi-Houching De Allemania , son of Godefried (Houching) (Theutbold) De Allemania and Miss Of Bavaria, died after 743.

Nebi-Houching married Hersuinda.

Children from this marriage were:

1099511628806       i.  Nebi/Hnabi , Duke Of Allemania Duke Of (born about 697 - died in 788)


2199023257613. Hersuinda , was born about 667.

Hersuinda married Nebi-Houching De Allemania.


2199023266568. Charles "Martel" Of The Franks Martel [Mayor Of The Palace] , son of Pepin II De Heristal Duc De Austrasia & Brabant Mayor Of The Palace In Austrasia and Alpaide/Alpais/Chalpaida (De Heristal) Concubine Of, was born in 688-690 in Heristal, Liege, Belgium died on 22 Oct 741 in Quierzy, Aisne, France, at age 53, and was buried in Monastery, St. Denis, Seine, France. Other names for Charles were Charles Martel Austrasia Mayor Of The Palace Of, and Charles Martel The Hammer Duc De Antrim.

General Notes: Ruler of the Franks. Victor over the Saracens at Tours in 732.

Charles Martel was the Carolingian ruler of the Frankish kingdom of Austrasia (in present northeastern France and southwestern Germany). Charles, whose surname (Martel) means "the hammer", was the grandfather of Charlemagne. When his father, Pepin, died in 714, Charles was imprisoned by his father's widow, but he escaped in 715 and was proclaimed mayor of the palace by the Austrasians. A war between Austrasia and the Frankish kingdom of Neustria (now part of France) followed, and at the end of it Charles became the undisputed ruler of all the Franks. Although he was engaged in wars against the Alamanni, Bavarians, and Saxons, his greatest achievements were against the Muslims from Spain, who invaded France in 732. Charles defeated them near Poitiers in a great battle in which the Muslim leader, Abd-ar-Rahman, the emir of Spain, was killed. The progress of Islam, which had filled all Christendom with alarm, was thus checked for a time*. Charles drove the Muslims out of the Rhone valley in 739, when they had again advanced into France as far as Lyon, leaving them nothing of their possessions north of the Pyrenees beyond the Aude River. When Charles died, he left the kingdom divided between his 2 sons, Carloman and Pepin the Short. (Internet)

*He was the man who fought the Moslems to a standstill at the battle of Tours in 732 and saved France from Arab conquest. (Ancient and Medieval History, by Carlton Hayes and Parker Moon; 1929)

After the death of his father there was a period of anarchy. His nephews, grandchildren of Plectrude, were proclaimed rulers and Charles was thrown into prison. Austrasia (eastern portion of France) and Neustria (western France) were still separate. He escaped and defeated the Neustrians at Ambleve in 716 and at Vincy the following year. He also took the title of mayor of the palace of Austrasia, thus uniting the northern part of the country. In 719 he forced Duke Odo of Aquitaine to recognize his suzerainty. He also became renowned for his victories over the Moors. They had conquered Spain in 711 and later crossed the Pyrenees and advanced on Gaul as far as Tours. His brilliant victory, in Oct 732, over the Moors ended the last of the Arab invasion and led to his being called Martel (the Hammer). He then took the offensive against them in southern France. His victories over the Germans resulted in the annexation of Frisia, the end of the duchy of Bavaria, intervention in Bavaria and the payment of tribute by the Saxons. Pope Gregory III attempted to gain his aid against the Lombards but was unsuccessful. For a few years before his death there was no king of the Merovingian line, and in 741 he divided the kingdom between his two sons as though he were master of the realm.
Alt Birth: 635 Heristal, Austrasia
Alt Birth Notes: 26. Charles Martel, the Hammer, born in 689, Mayor of the Palace, King of France, was still famous, because, in the decisive battle of Tours in 732, he utterly routed the Moors who had conquered Spain and the south of France. He fought King Chilperic II., the Merovingian King. He died in 741. He married (1) Rotrude (Rotrudis), who died in 724.
Alt Death: 16 Dec 714 Junille, France
The illegitimate son of Pepin II, the Younger. Was Mayor of the Palace and
Duke of Austrasia under Clotaire IV. he repeleld invasions of France by
the Frisians and Saxons and defeated the Moors at the Battle of Tours in
732 saving Europe from Islam. He supported St. Boniface and other
missionaries in Germany. At the end of his rule, he confiscated church
lands.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact 1: "Savior Of Christiandom". Bastard. Succeded His Father Via Winning A Civil War.

2. Fact 2: Mayor Of The Palace & Chief Minister To The Merovingian King Of The Franks.

3. Fact 3: 732, Halted The Advance Of The Moors At Poitiers/Tours & Drove Them Back To Iberia.

4. Fact 4: Provided Army For Boniface To Convert The Saxons In Germany.

5. Fact 5: Advanced Christiandom Eastward To The Elbe River.

6. Fact 6: Leader Of The Tall Frankish Swordsmen. "Savior Of The West".

7. Fact 7: The Defeat Of The Saracens At Tours In 732 Saved Europe.

8. Fact 8: Buried: Monastery, St Denis, Seine, France.

9. Fact 9: Ruled The Merovingian Franks From A.D. 719 To 741.

10. Fact 10: Used Only The Title Of Mayor Of The Palace, But Had The Power Of A King.

11. Fact 11: For Repeatedly Attacking The Moslems He Recd The Title Of Martel, Meaning Hammer.

12. Fact 12: Built An Army Of Mounted Men By Seizing Church Estates.

13. Fact 13: Supported Saint Boniface In His Reform Of The Frankish Church.

Charles married Chrotrudis (Rotrou/Rotrude) De Alemania Dss Of Austrasia [Duchesaustrasia about 713.

Charles next married Sonichilde (Sunihilde) (Swanhilde) Of Nanks [Duchess]. Sonichilde was born in 691.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact 1: She Was A Bavarian.

Charles next married Galiana Of The Saracens. Galiana was born in 712 in Austrasia and died.

Charles next married Sonichilde Bavaria Of, daughter of Grimaldo II Bavaria and Unknown.


2199023266569. Chrotrudis (Rotrou/Rotrude) De Alemania Dss Of Austrasia [Duchesaustrasia , daughter of Leutwinus , Count & Bishop Of Treves [Saint] and Miss Mrs. Leutwinus Of Treves, was born about 690 of Moselle, Or Treves, Austrasia and died about 724, about age 34. Another name for Chrotrudis was Rorude (Chrotude) Austrasia Duchess Of.

General Notes: Frist married Rotrou of Treves, daughter of Leutwinus, St Lievin, Bishop of Treves, who was the son of Cout Warimus and wife Kunga, sister of Bogin, Bishop of Treves.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact 1: Aka Rotrou.

Chrotrudis married Charles "Martel" Of The Franks Martel [Mayor Of The Palace] about 713.


2199023269376. Sigurd "Ring" "The Sea King" Randversson [King At Lethra; King Of Denmark] , son of Randver Radbartsson [Prince] and Miss, was born about 710 in Denmark and died in 812, about age 102.

General Notes: Ruled 735-756.

Sigurd married Alfhild Gandolfsdatter about 759 in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden.

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  Miss Sigurdsdottir (born about 760 Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden - died)
1099511634688      ii.  Halfdan "The Aged" Sveidasson (born about 700 Of, , Oppland, Norway - died about 800)
              iii.  Ragnar "Lodbrok" Sigurdsson [King Of Denmark] (born about 765 Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden - died in 845 in Northumbria, England)


2199023269377. Alfhild Gandolfsdatter , daughter of Gandolf Alfgeirsson [King In Norway] and Miss, was born about 724 of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden and died.

Alfhild married Sigurd "Ring" "The Sea King" Randversson [King At Lethra; King Of Denmark] about 759 in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden.


2199023269380. Hogne Eysteinsson , son of Eystein "Haardaade" Throndsson [King Of Hedmark] and Solveig Halfdansdatter, was born about 700 in Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway and died.

Hogne married Miss about 737 in Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway.

Children from this marriage were:

1099511634690       i.  Eystein "Glumra" Hognasson (born about 738 Of Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway - died)


2199023269381. Miss , was born about 700 in Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway.

Miss married Hogne Eysteinsson about 737 in Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway.


2199023269384. Gudrod Halfdansson , son of Halfdan "Hvitbein" (Whiteleg) Olafsson Olafsson [King In Uppsala] and Asa Eysteinsdatter Eysteinsson, was born about 738 in Vestfold, Norway and died in 810, about age 72.

Gudrod married Miss Unknown.

Marriage Notes: _STAT

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  Clotri Ap Gloitguin [King Of Dyfed] (born about 405)
1099511634692      ii.  Olaf Gudrodsson Gudrodsson [King Of Jutland & Vestfold] (born about 770 Vestfold, Norway - died about 840)


2199023269385. Miss Unknown , was born about 742 in Of, Norway.

Miss married Gudrod Halfdansson.


2199023269388. Ragnar "Lodbrok" Sigurdsson [King Of Denmark] , son of Sigurd "Ring" "The Sea King" Randversson [King At Lethra; King Of Denmark] and Alfhild Gandolfsdatter, was born about 765 in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden and died in 845 in Northumbria, England, about age 80.

General Notes: He was the King of Denmark 756-794, or 818 to 830. Many historians regard much of the genealogy at this point to be purely legendary, or even mythical. (Internet)

Ragnar married Aslaug (Aslauga) Sigurdsdottir [Princess] about 783 of Denmark.

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  Bjorn "Ironside" Ragnarsson (born about 777 Denmark - died)
               ii.  Eric/Eirik II Ragnarsson [King Of Denmark] (born about 782-800 Of Denmark - died)
              iii.  Agnar Ragnarsson (born about 784 Of Denmark - died)
1099511634694      iv.  Sigurd "Snake-In-Eye" Ragnarsson II [King Of Denmark] (born about 786 Denmark - died in 830-873)
                v.  Olof (Alof) Ragnarsdatter (born about 786 Of Denmark - died)
               vi.  Ivar "The Boneless" Ragnarsson [King Of Dublin] (born about 787 Denmark - died in 873)
              vii.  Halfdan "White Shirt" Ragnarsson [King Of Dublin] (died in 877)
             viii.  Hvitserk Ragnarsson (born about 790 Denmark - died)
               ix.  Rognvald Ragnarsson (born about 791 Denmark - died)
                x.  Ragnhildir Ragnarsdottir (died)
               xi.  Ubbe Ragnarsson (died in 878 in Devon, England)


2199023269389. Aslaug (Aslauga) Sigurdsdottir [Princess] , daughter of Sigurd "Fafnisbana" [Fofnersbane] Sigmundsson and Brynhild Budlasdatter, was born about 765 in Denmark and died.

General Notes: She was the daughter of Herothus, King of Sweden or the daughter of Heroth, King of Norway.

Aslaug married Ragnar "Lodbrok" Sigurdsson [King Of Denmark] about 783 of Denmark.


2199023269390. Ella , King In England , was born about 758 in England and died.

Ella married (name unknown).

Children from this marriage were:

1099511634695       i.  Heluna (Bleja) , Princess Of England (born about 784 England - died)


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