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70368744243200. Ansbertus Totantius Ferreolus Mar De Schelde [Margraveschelde , son of Totantius Ferreolus [Consul] and Papinilla, was born before 469 and died after 511. Another name for Ansbertus was Ferreolus De Moselle Dux De Moselle.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact 1: Either This Ansbertus Or His Son Was A Gallo Roman Senator.

2. Fact 2: Aka Ferreolus DE Moselle, Duke.

Ansbertus married Deuteria (Ferreolus).

Children from this marriage were:

35184372121600       i.  Ansbertus (Ausbert) Of Schelde Von Schelde [Roman Senator] (born about 523 Of The Schelde - died in 570)


70368744243201. Deuteria (Ferreolus) .

Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact 1: A Roman Lady.

Deuteria married Ansbertus Totantius Ferreolus Mar De Schelde [Margraveschelde.


70368744243202. Clothaire I, King Of The Franks Franks [King Of The Sessions] , son of Clovis I "The Christian", King Of The Franks Franks King Of Franks and Saint Queen Of The Franks Clothilde [Saint], was born about 497 in Rheims, Marne, Loire-Alantique, France died on 23 Nov 561 in Braines, Loire Atlantique, France, about age 64, and was buried in St. Medard Abbey, Soissons, Aisne, France. Another name for Clothaire was Clotaire I King Of Franks.

General Notes: He was a man of shocking character, "sensual and a brute", the Abbe Aigrain justly calls him. His matrimonial alliances have never been properly disentangled; he was married at least 5 times and it is even possible that his union with Radegund was polygamous.
In 531 Theodoric, King of Austrasia, and his half-brother, Clotaire I, King of Neustria, fell upon Hermenefrid, vanquished him, and carried home a great booty. Among the prisoners, Radegund, then about 12 years old, fell to the lot of King Clotaire.
Among other enormities, he burned alive in a cottage his own son and grandchildren. He is said to have died penitent; during his last illness he showed great alarm and disturbance of mind at the remembrance of his crimes. (Lives of the Saints)
Alt Birth: Abt 487 Of, France

Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact 1: Reigned As Sole King 558-561.

2. Fact 2: Aka Clotaire I King Of The Franks.

3. Fact 3: King Of Soissons 511-561.

4. Fact 4: Had Six Wives.

Clothaire married Ingonde (Ingunde) Thuringia [Queen Of The Franks] about 518 in France.

Children from this marriage were:

                i.  Guntramm Of The Franks King Of Orléans (born of Orléans, Loiret, France - died on 28 Mar 592 in France)
               ii.  Gonthier (Gunther), Prince Of The Franks Prince Of Franks (born about 519 France - died in 561)
              iii.  Charibert I , King Of Paris (born in 520 Paris, Seine, France - died on 7 May 567-568 , buried in St Vincent Abbey, Paris, Seine, France)
               iv.  Gontran , King Of Orleans (born in 525 Of, Orleans, Loiret, France - died on 28 Mar 592-593 in France)
                v.  Clododinde, Queen Of The Lombards Of The Franks (born about 530 France - died)
               vi.  Sigebert I, King Of Metz King Of Austrasia (born about 535 Of Metz, Moselle, France - died about 575-579 in Metz, Moselle, France)
35184372121601     vii.  Blithildus , Princess Of Sessions (born about 531 - died in 570)
             viii.  Chilperic I De Soissons King Of Franks (born about 523 Of Soissons, Aisne, France - died in Oct 584 in France)

Clothaire next married Chunsena (Gunsine, Gunsinde) Of The Franks, not Married. Chunsena (Gunsine, Gunsinde) Of The Franks died.

Clothaire next married Valtrude (Valdrade) ,Princess Of The Lombards [Concubine 3], not Married.


70368744243203. Ingonde (Ingunde) Thuringia [Queen Of The Franks] , daughter of Berthar Half King Of Thuringia and Unknown, was born about 499-502 in Thuringia and died.

General Notes: Alt Name: Ingonde Princess Of Thuringia
Alt Name: Aregonde (Haregonde), Queen Of The Franks

Ingonde married Clothaire I, King Of The Franks Franks [King Of The Sessions] about 518 in France.


70368744243276. Erchenaud Von Schelde , son of Ansbertus (Ausbert) Of Schelde Von Schelde [Roman Senator] and Blithildus , Princess Of Sessions.

General Notes: Source: 'Royalty for Commoners', Roderick W. Stuart, 1993, p 174.

Erchenaud married (name unknown).

Children from this marriage were:

35184372121638       i.  Leutharius ()
               ii.  Leutharius ()


70368744243278. Ricomer Duke Of Burgundians .

Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact 1: Of The Old Royal Burgundian House.

Ricomer married (name unknown).

Children from this marriage were:

35184372121639       i.  Gerberge Of The Burgundians ()


70368744243608. Chilperic I De Soissons King Of Franks , son of Clothaire I, King Of The Franks Franks [King Of The Sessions] and Ingonde (Ingunde) Thuringia [Queen Of The Franks], was born about 523 of Soissons, Aisne, France and died in Oct 584 in France, about age 61.

General Notes: Alt Birth: Abt 519 France
Alt Death: 561 Young
Alt Name: Childeric, Prince Of The Franks King Of Soissons
Alt Birth: Abt 539


Chilperic I

(b. c. 539--d. September or October 584, Chelles, France), Merovingian king of Soissons whom Gregory of Tours, a contemporary, called the Nero and the Herod of his age.

Son of Chlotar I by Aregund, Chilperic shared with his three half brothers (sons of Ingund, Aregund's sister) in the partition that followed their father's death in 561, receiving the poorest region, the kingdom of Soissons. To this was added, however, the best part of Charibert's lands on the latter's death in 567 or 568, so that Chilperic's kingdom corresponded in large part to that later known as Neustria. In 568 he repudiated his wives in order to marry Galswintha, sister of the Visigothic princess, Brunhild, who had herself recently married his half brother, Sigebert I; but he soon had Galswintha murdered and immediately married Fredegund, an earlier mistress. The consequences of this crime constitute virtually the only clearly discernible thread in the tangled skein of Frankish history over the next four decades, as first Sigebert, whose relations with Chilperic had in fact been bad from the start, and then his descendants, incited by Brunhild, sought revenge for Galswintha's murder upon the persons of Chilperic, Fredegund, and their family.

Saved from apparent disaster by the assassination of Sigebert I in 575, Chilperic was prevented from seizing the lands of the dead king's young heir, Childebert II, by the action of Guntram, his third half brother and the king of Burgundy. Although Chilperic succeeded in forming an alliance with Childebert against Guntram by recognizing the young king as his heir (581), this was short-lived; in 583 Childebert and Guntram again came to terms. A year later Chilperic fell victim to an unknown assassin, leaving a four-month-old son, Chlotar II.

Ambitious, brutal, and debauched, Chilperic nevertheless had pretensions to being a man of learning; he wrote poor poetry, became involved in theological matters, and ordered four letters to be added to the alphabet. Regarding the church as a major rival to his wealth, he treated the bishops with hostility and contempt; at the same time, he had a reputation for injustice toward his subjects at large and imposed heavy taxes.



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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Chilperic I of the Franks, King of the Franks

Acceded: 561
Died: 584
Notes:
King of Soissons (Neustria).

Father: , Chlothar I of the Franks, King of the Franks


Married to , Fredegund


Child 1: , Chlothar II of the Franks, King of the Franks

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Version: 14 Feb 99 Author: Brian Tompsett Sources: bibliography Question?: FAQ c 1994-99

Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact 1: Acceded: 561. King Of Soissons (Neustria) 561-584.

2. Religion. Reign: 539- 584

3. Occupation. King of Soissons

Chilperic married Fredegonde , Queen Of The Franks (Of Soisson) about 570 in France.

Children from this marriage were:

35184372121804       i.  Chlothar II Of The Franks King Of Franks King (born in 584 - died in 629)

Chilperic next married Audovere , Queen Of The Franks, about 541. Audovere , Queen Of The Franks died.

Chilperic next married Galsonde (Galswinthe), Queen Of The Franks, about 564 in France. Galsonde (Galswinthe), Queen Of The Franks died.

Chilperic next married Galeswinthe Of The Visigoths.


70368744243609. Fredegonde , Queen Of The Franks (Of Soisson) , was born in 543 and died in 597, at age 54.

General Notes: Sixth-century Queens Brunhilda (# 45815) and Fredegund carried on a 40-year grudge match with enough testosterone to awe even the Serbs and Croats.
No one in Brunhilda and Fredegunde's day could agree what to call the region they lived in. Some referred to it as the "Frankish kingdom." Others called it "Merovingian Gaul." That whole section of Europe hadn't jelled into countries yet but was still a squabbling, seething crockpot of German, Roman, and Christian cultures.
Upwardly mobile Fredegund had begun life as a palace servant, then at one point, jumped into King Chilperic's bed. Quite a talker, Fredegund: Besides getting her lover to sideline wife #1 and kill wife #2, she made it into ther winner's circle as wife #3. An active woman, she was only too pleased to handle other troublesome personnel problems for Chilperic. Bribe a bishop? No problem. Assassinate a relative? You got it. Although she had reliable help and her own matched set of assassins, Fredegund cheerfully took an axe to a couple of those personnel worries herself.
Brunhilda and Fredegund crossed paths when they got involved with half-brothers; King Chilperic's wife #2, rubbed out to please Fredegund, just HAPPENED to be Brunhilda's favorite sister.
Did Fredegund give a fig? Frankishly, no. She was on to other things: having baby boys, thinking of various unpronounceable names beginning with "Chlo" for them, overtaxing the long-suffering citizens, and order up death 'du jour' for a spectacular number of personnel problems.
The two queens collided, verbally and in battle, on numerous occasions. But in 597, Fredegund took the fun out of things by dying of natural causes. A dismayed Brunhilda struggled on, killing as many of her longtime foe's family as she could, but the thrill had vanished. In 613, Chlothar II, one of the few children still left alive in Fredegund's family tree, cornered Queen Brunhilda on the battlefield. He and his army made the queen ride a camel through the jeering troops. As if that weren't humiliation enough at her age, he then ordered her torn from limb to limb - his mommy's child to the last chapter. (Uppity Women of Medieval Times, by Vicki Leon, 1997)

Noted events in her life were:

1. Fact 1: Regent After Her Husband's Death & During Her Son's Minority.

Fredegonde married Chilperic I De Soissons King Of Franks about 570 in France.


70368744620040. Harald Valdarsson [King Of Roeskilde] , son of Valdar Hroarsson [King Of Roeskilde] and Hildis, Princess Of The Vandals, was born about 568 of Jutland, Denmark and died.

Harald married Hildur "Hildis" "Hervor" Heidreksdatter about 589 in Of, Jutland, Denmark.

Children from this marriage were:

35184372310020       i.  Halfdan Haraldsson [King In Sweden; King Of Roeskilde] (born about 590 Of Jutland, Denmark - died about 650)
               ii.  Gudrud (Gudrod) Haraldsson (born about 592 Of Jutland, Denmark - died)


70368744620041. Hildur "Hildis" "Hervor" Heidreksdatter , daughter of Heidrek "Ulfhamr" Angantyrsson [King In Reidgotalandi] and Amfleda "The Younger", was born about 572 of Jutland, Denmark and died.

Hildur married Harald Valdarsson [King Of Roeskilde] about 589 in Of, Jutland, Denmark.


70368744620288. Ingvar "The Tall" Eysteinsson [King In Sweden] , son of Eystein Adilsson [King In Sweden] and Miss, was born about 616 in Sweden and died.

Ingvar married Miss about 637 of Sweden.

Children from this marriage were:

35184372310144       i.  Onund "Braut" Ingvarsson [King In Sweden] (born about 638 Sweden - died)


70368744620289. Miss , was born about 621 in Sweden and died.

Miss married Ingvar "The Tall" Eysteinsson [King In Sweden] about 637 of Sweden.


70368744620292. Gautrek Gautsson , was born about 618 in Sweden and died.

Gautrek married Miss about 638 in Of, , , Sweden.

Children from this marriage were:

35184372310146       i.  Algaut Gautreksson (born about 639 Sweden - died)


70368744620293. Miss , was born about 620 in Sweden and died.

Miss married Gautrek Gautsson about 638 in Of, , , Sweden.


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