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8796093030400. Saint St. Arnoul 'De Heristal' Metz Bishop Of Metz [Saint] , son of Arnoldus (Arnoul) Bishop Of Metz and Oda Of Swabia, was born on 13 Aug 582 near Nancy, Or Of Heristal, Austrasia, France died on 16 Aug 641 near Remiremont, at age 59, and was buried in Metz, Austrasia, France. Another name for St. was Arnuf (St. Arnold) De Heristal Bishop Of Metz.

General Notes: Parentage is considered speculative and/or unreliable.
Alt Name: Arnulf/Arnoul "De Heristal", Bishop Of Metz [Saint]
Alt Birth: 13 Aug 582 Near Nancy, Heristal, Liege, BelgiumA counselor of King Chlothar II and of the young Dagobert I. Bishop about 613-629. Date of death also listed as July 18, 641.


Feast day, 19 August. This Arnulf (Arnoul) passed his earlier life at the
court of Theodebert II, king of Austrasia; through the marriage of his
elder son with a daughter of Pepin of Landen (St. Begga), he became an
ancestor of the Carolingian dynasty. At the age of thirty, he wanted to
retire from public life, but instead in 614 he was chosen Bishop of Metz,
though still a layman. He continued to act as adviser to King Chlotar II,
whom he had helped to the Frankish throne, and was tutor to his son Dagobert.
Arnulf made further attempts to resign his offices, but it was not till 629
that he was able to retire to the Vosges mountains. Here his friend St.
Romaric had preceded him and begun the monastic community at Habend that was later called Remiremont. St. Arnulf settled near by, and lived there till
his death twelve years later.

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-The Avenel Dictionary of the Saints, Donald Attwater (New York; Avenel
Books, 1965).

Subject: Re: Bertha of Kent 0541-0580From: ic <exet0133@sable.ox.ac.uk>DatDate: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 18:44:49 +0000On 12 Dec 1996, Jim Hall wrote:> Latter Day Saints Ancestral stral File has Bertha married to Ausbert and > birthing Arnoldus who is Charlemagne's ancestor. Thiis link provides > continuity between the old Merovingians and Charlemagne.Presumably this is Berthrtha dau of Charibert I of paris (d.567). Yoursource may have confused her with a Bilichild, sometiimes said to be adaughter of Clovis, sometimes Clothar I, who is mentioned as a ancestorof Arnulf o of Metz by Paul the Deacon in the late 8th century in his'Deeds of the bps of Metz'. The genealogiia domus Carolingiae (c.850) mentions Ansbert _de genere senatorum_ as the grandfather of Arnulf. TThese details postdate the Carolingian deposition of the Merovingiansin 751, and are usually regardrded by historians as wishful thinkingintended to legitimise the dynastic succession, and establishh a false continuity. However I notice that one current Dark Age historian at london University, GuGuy Halsall in a recent book (Settlement and Social Organisation: the region of Metz, CUP 1995) seeemed to accept the tradition that Arnold and Arnulf were related to the Merovingian royal family.> > Any historical mention I find of Bertha relates to her marriage > to Aethelstan, King of Kent.Th.This is quite correct: there is a discussion of this in 'the originsof the anglo-saxon kingdoms' S' S.Bassett, 1989, and 'kings andkingdoms in anglo-saxon England' B.Yorke, 1990, both fine books.> > Conceivably Ausbert could have died and she > remarried. The strange thing would be leaving Arnololdus behind in Saxony.Quite right. But I think that the tradition that connects Arnold and his famfamily to Saxony only dates from even later - 11th or 12th century: perhaps becos the Ottonians camme from there. Both Arnold and Arnulfwere bishops of Metz.> This heritage must be shared by milliolions of us. Can anyone shed > any light on how Bertha managed her domestic affairs?> >


Arnulf OF METZ, SAINT,

French SAINT ARNOUL DE METZ (b. c. 580, near Nancy [France]--d. July 18, 640?, Remiremont; feast day August 16 or 19), bishop of Metz and, with Pepin I, the earliest known ancestor of Charlemagne.

A Frankish noble, Arnulf gave distinguished service at the Austrasian court under Theudebert II (595-612). In 613, however, with Pepin, he led the aristocratic opposition to Brunhild that led to her downfall and to the reunification of Frankish lands under Chlotar II. About the same year, he became bishop.

From 623, again with Pepin, now mayor of the Austrasian palace, Arnulf was adviser to Dagobert I, before retiring (629?) to become a hermit. Arnulf's son Ansegisel married Pepin's daughter Begga; the son of this marriage, Pepin II, was Charlemagne's great-grandfather.



Related Propaedia Topics

The Franks under the Merovingians and early Carolingians: the successors of Clovis, rise and establishment of the Carolingians under Charles Martel and Pepin III the Short (714-768), Carolingian relations with the papacy and entry into Italian affairs; origins of the Papal States



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Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact 1: Feast Day, 19 August.

2. Fact 2: Passed His Earlier Life At The Court Of Theodebert Ii, King Of Austrasia.

3. Fact 3: At The Age Of Thirty, He Wanted To Retire From Public Life.

4. Fact 4: Instead In 614 He Was Chosen Bishop Of Metz, Although Still A Layman.

5. Fact 5: Adviser To King Chlotar Ii, Whom He Had Helped To The Frankish Throne.

6. Fact 6: Tutor To Chlotar's Son Dagobert.

7. Fact 7: Made Further Attempts To Resign His Offices.

8. Fact 8: Finally Able To Retire To The Vosges Mntns. In 629.

9. Fact 9: His Friend St. Romaric Had Preceded Him And Begun The Monastery At Habend.

10. Fact 10: St. Arnulf Settled Near By, And Lived There Till His Death Twelve Years Later.

11. Fact 11: Buried: Metz, Austrasia, France.

12. Occupation. Bishop of Metz

St. married Dode (Dode) De Heristal (Aka Clothilde Or Lady Dodo) De Heristal about 606-611.

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  Martin Von Metz ()
               ii.  Clodulphe Metz Bishop Of (born in 615 France - died in 690 in France)
4398046515200     iii.  Anchises (Ansegisel) Mayor Of Austrasia [Mayor Of The Palace] (born in 602 Austrasia, France - died in 685 in Andene Monastery)
               iv.  Walchigise De Verdun (born about 611)
                v.  St. Chlodulf Bishop Of Metz [Saint] (born in 596 Of Austrasia, France - died in 690 in Metz, Austrasia, France)
               vi.  Saint Cloude (Clodulph) Von Metz Bishop Of Metz (born about 615 Austrasia - died in 718)
              vii.  Walchigise/Walechise, Count Of Verdun (born about 626 Verdun, Austrasia, France - died)


8796093030401. Dode (Dode) De Heristal (Aka Clothilde Or Lady Dodo) De Heristal , was born about 586 in Heristal, Liege, Belgium and died after 611. Other names for Dode were Dode (Ode) De Heristal, and Dode Of Saxony.

General Notes: Alt Birth: 580 Old Saxony

Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact 1: Aka Dode Of Saxony.

Dode married Saint St. Arnoul 'De Heristal' Metz Bishop Of Metz [Saint] about 606-611.


8796093030402. Pepin I The Elder Of Landen Mayor Of Austrasia [Mayor Of Palace , son of Carloman , Mayor Of The Palace Austrasia Mayor Of and Unknown, was born in 580-585 in Landen, Austrasia, France and died in 639, at age 59. Another name for Pepin was Pepin I The Old De Landen Mayor Of Austrasia.

General Notes: REF: "The Descent of Hughes" Graham Milne: Pepin's ancestry is uncertain but some sources say that the Arnulfing were descended from Roman senatorial families.
Alt Name: Pepin/Pippin I De Landen [Mayor Of Palace
Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia; Mayor of the Palace of the Merovingian King, Dagobert I of Austrasia. Also known as Pippin von Lander.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact 1: Also Known As Pepin Of Landen.

2. Fact 2: Pepin Of Landen 'The Old, ' Mayor Of The Palace Of Austrasia, 623.

3. Fact 3: Comte DE Landen.

Pepin married Iduberga (Itta) Von Schelde.

Children from this marriage were:

4398046515201       i.  St. Beggue De Austrasia [Saint] (born in 613 Landen, Liege, Belgium - died in 694-698 in Ardenne)
               ii.  Grimoald De Landen (born in 620 Of Aix-Le-Chappalle, France - died in 656)
              iii.  Gertrude De Landen [Abbessenivelle] (born about 626 Landen, Liege, Belgium - died on 17 Mar 659)

Pepin next married Iduberga Ltta Of Austrasia, daughter of Ausbert Duke Of Moselle Senator Of The and Bertha\Aldeberge Princess Of Paris. Iduberga was born in 597 and died in 652, at age 55.

Children from this marriage were:

4398046515201       i.  St. Beggue De Austrasia [Saint] (born in 613 Landen, Liege, Belgium - died in 694-698 in Ardenne)


8796093030403. Iduberga (Itta) Von Schelde , daughter of Arnoldus (Arnoul) Bishop Of Metz and Oda Of Swabia, was born in 592 in Landen, Austrasia, France and died in 652, at age 60. Another name for Iduberga was Iduberga Ltta Of Austrasia.

General Notes: Alt Name: Itte (Iduberga) Of Landen
Alt Birth: 597

Iduberga married Pepin I The Elder Of Landen Mayor Of Austrasia [Mayor Of Palace.


8796093030408. Bodilon Bodilon , was born before 600 and died.

General Notes: Name not confirmed. An Austrasian, Neustrian or Burgundian nobleman, said to descend from St. Liutvin, Bishop of Treves and founder of the monastery of Mettlach in the Saar, before 600.

Bodilon married Sigrada (Sigrade) Sigrada.

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  St. Leger Bishop Of Autun (died in 677)
4398046515204      ii.  Guerin/Warimus De Poitiers [Count] (born about 630 Of Austrasia - died in 677)


8796093030409. Sigrada (Sigrade) Sigrada , daughter of Ansaud and Daughter Of Leutharius, was born about 600.

Sigrada married Bodilon Bodilon.


8796093030410. St. Chlodulf Bishop Of Metz [Saint] , son of Saint St. Arnoul 'De Heristal' Metz Bishop Of Metz [Saint] and Dode (Dode) De Heristal (Aka Clothilde Or Lady Dodo) De Heristal, was born in 596 of Austrasia, France died in 690 in Metz, Austrasia, France, at age 94, and was buried in Metz, Austrasia, France.

St. married Miss.

Children from this marriage were:

4398046515205       i.  Gunza Or Kunza De Treves (born about 630 Of Austrasia)
               ii.  Bazin Bishop Of Treves ()


8796093030411. Miss

Miss married St. Chlodulf Bishop Of Metz [Saint].


8796093030450. Theodo II Of Bavaria Duke , son of Unknown and Fara Of Bavaria Fara*, was born about 610 and died in 716, about age 106. Another name for Theodo was Theodo II.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Ref: Royalty For Comm.1995, 262-46.

2. Fact 10: Duke Of Bavaria.

Theodo married Regintrude Of Austrasia.

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  Amos Baldwin Jr (born on 29 Oct 1793 Groton, New London County, CT - died on 12 Jun 1872 in North Stonington, New London County, CT)
4398046515225      ii.  Miss Of Bavaria ()
              iii.  Rebecca Baldwin (born on 15 Aug 1795 Groton, New London County, CT - died on an unknown date)
               iv.  N.N. Dau Of Theodo (born about 655)
                v.  Martha Baldwin (born on 9 Jun 1797 Groton, New London County, CT - died on an unknown date)
               vi.  Erastus Baldwin (born on 27 Dec 1800 Groton, New London County, CT - died on an unknown date)


8796093030451. Regintrude Of Austrasia , daughter of Dagobert I Of Austrasia King and Miss, was born about 630. Another name for Regintrude was Regintrude.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Ref: Royalty For Comm.1995, 262-46.

Regintrude married Theodo II Of Bavaria Duke.


8796093077504. Radbart, King Of Garderige-Russia [King In Russia] , was born about 638 in Garderige, Russia and died.

Radbart, married Auda Ivarsdatter Of Am about 669 in Of, Denmark.

Children from this marriage were:

4398046538752       i.  Randver Radbartsson [Prince] (born about 670 Denmark - died in 770 in Bravik)
               ii.  Miss Radbartsdatter (born about 675 Denmark - died)


8796093077505. Auda Ivarsdatter Of Am , daughter of Ivar "Vidfadmi" Halfdansson [King Of Lethra; King In Sweden; King Of Roeskilde and Gauthild (Gyrithe) Alfsdatter, was born about 633 in Am, Denmark and died.

Auda married Radbart, King Of Garderige-Russia [King In Russia] about 669 in Of, Denmark.

Auda next married Hraerek "Slaunvanbauga" Halfdansson, son of Halfdan Frodasson and Unknown, about 654 of Denmark. Hraerek was born about 629 of Am, Denmark and died.

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  Harald "Hilditonn" Hraereksson (born about 655 Of Denmark - died in 735)


8796093077508. Alfgeir, King In Vingulmork , was born about 688 in Vingulmork, Hedmark, Norway and died.

Alfgeir, married (name unknown).

Children from this marriage were:

4398046538754       i.  Gandolf Alfgeirsson [King In Norway] (born about 710 Vingulmork, Hedmark, Norway - died)


8796093077520. Thrond , was born about 625 in Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway and died.

Thrond married Miss about 667 in Of, Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway.

Children from this marriage were:

4398046538760       i.  Eystein "Haardaade" Throndsson [King Of Hedmark] (born about 668 Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway - died in 710 in Norway)


8796093077521. Miss , was born about 630 in Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway and died.

Miss married Thrond about 667 in Of, Trondheim, Sor Trondelag, Norway.


8796093077536. Olaf "The Wood Cutter" Or "Treeshaver" Ingjaldsson , son of Ingjald "Braut" (The Wicked) (Evilheart) Onundsson [King In Sweden] and Gauthild Algautsdotter, was born about 682 in Vaermland, Sweden and died.

Olaf married Solveig Halfdansdotter about 701 in Of, Romerike, Buskerud, Norway.

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  Ingiald Olafsson (born about 701 Romerike, Buskerud, Norway - died)
4398046538768      ii.  Halfdan "Hvitbein" (Whiteleg) Olafsson Olafsson [King In Uppsala] (born about 704 Romerike, Buskerud, Norway - died)
              iii.  Asa Olafsdatter (born about 706 Romerike, Buskerud, Norway - died)


8796093077537. Solveig Halfdansdotter , daughter of Halfdan Solfasson and Miss, was born about 684 in Soleyum, Sweden and died.

Solveig married Olaf "The Wood Cutter" Or "Treeshaver" Ingjaldsson about 701 in Of, Romerike, Buskerud, Norway.


8796093077538. Eystein "Haardaade" Throndsson [King Of Hedmark] , son of Thrond and Miss, was born about 668 in Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway and died in 710 in Norway, about age 42.

Eystein married Solveig Halfdansdatter about 699 in Of, Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway.


8796093077539. Solveig Halfdansdatter , was born about 670 in Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway and died.

Solveig married Eystein "Haardaade" Throndsson [King Of Hedmark] about 699 in Of, Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway.


8796093077556. Sigmund Volsungsson , was born about 705 in Norway and died.

Sigmund married Hjordis Eylimasdatter about 734 in Of, , , Norway.

Children from this marriage were:

4398046538778       i.  Sigurd "Fafnisbana" [Fofnersbane] Sigmundsson (born about 735 Norway/Denmark - died)


8796093077557. Hjordis Eylimasdatter , was born about 710 in Norway and died.

Hjordis married Sigmund Volsungsson about 734 in Of, , , Norway.


8796093077558. Budli Leinfnisson , was born about 680 in Norway and died.

Budli married Miss about 733 in Of, , , Norway.

Children from this marriage were:

4398046538779       i.  Brynhild Budlasdatter (born about 738 Norway - died)


8796093077559. Miss , was born about 695 in Norway.

Miss married Budli Leinfnisson about 733 in Of, , , Norway.


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