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Index - Merovingian Royal Lineage
 
Emperor Lothair I - Emperor of the West & King of Italy  0795 - 29 Sep 0855 & Ermengarde of Tours 
son of: 
Louis I "The Pious"- King of Aquitaine & >>M >>Irmengarde of Hasbaye 
dau of: >>M >>Ingeramun - Count of Hasbaye 
son of: >>M >>Gunderland - Count of Hasbaye - died: 778 
son of: >>M >>Landrade married: Sigramine - Count of Hasbania 
dau of:  
Charles Martel - King of Franks & M Suanhilde of Bavaria  :  
dau of:  
>>M >>Grimaldo II of Bavaria  & Viletrude 
son of: >>M >>Theodon V - Duke of Bavaria - died:717 
son of: >>M >>Grimaldo I - Duke of Bavaria - died: 0695 
son of: Tassilo 
son of: Theodon III - Duke of Bavaria  >> M >>Regintrude of France 
dau of:  
M - Theodobert II of France - King of Austrasia 0586 - 0612 & Bellichildis  
son of:: 
Childebert II of France - King of Austrasia  0570 - 0596 & Failende 
son of:  
Sigibert I of France - King of Austrasia  0535 - 0575 
>>Rutpert (Robert) IV - Count of Wormgau de Neustria b: 820 in France & >>Adelaide de Tours & Alsace  b: 810 in Tours, France 
daughter of:   
>>Luitfrid II - Count of Upper Alsace (of the House of Eticho)   
son of:   >>Luitfrid - Duke of Alsace  & Edith Duchess of Alsace b: 719 in Alsace-Lorraine, France   
son of:   >>Adalbert - Duke of Alsace  & Gerlinde Duchess of Alsace  b: 679 in Alsace, France   
son of:   >>Eticho I - Duke of Alsace   &  Berswinde Duchess of Alsace  b: 650 in Metz, Austrasia, France   
son of:   >>Lendisius   
son of:   >>Erchembaldus & Leudefindis b: 594 in France   
son of:   Ega - Duke of Alsace  b: 560 in France &  >>Gerberga of Franconia   
daughter of:   
Richemeres - Duke of Franconia  b: 538 in Franconia, Germany & >>Gertrudis - Duchess of Franconia 
daughter of:   
Ausbert - The Senator of Moselle  & >>Blithilda - Princess of France 
daughter of: 
son of:                                                                                                                    daughter of:
Clothaire I - King of Franks 0499 - Dec 0561 (other records refer to him as: Clotaire I (The Old) - King of France)
(3rd wife) Ingonde - Queen of the Franks  b: 499 in ,,,Thuringia   ,His 5th wife was Radegonda
son of:
some records refer to
1 - Theodoric I - King of Austrasia         other records indicate:  Clovis I "The Great" - King of FranceClotilde - Queen of France aka: Saint Clotilda b: 465 in Bourgogne, France - Clovis I, King of the Franks - Born: c466 Died: 511 - Married (1): a concubine - Children: Theuderic I, King of Metz
Married (2): Saint Clotilda - Children: Ingomer

son of:
Childeric I - King of Salic Franks 0437 - 0481 & Basina of Thuringia  (Bef 382-Aft 470) - Children: Clovis I, King of the Franks, Audofleda, Lanthechild

Merovech
son of:
Merovaeus - King of The Salian Franks 0411 - 0458 aka: Merovee  & >>Verica - Princess of Sweden - Queen of the Franks - The Dynasty was named after him
Merovech, founder of the Merovingian Dynasty
Merovech - died:578 & Brunhild - 545-613 - daughter of: Anthanagild - King of the Visigoths & Goiswinth - Brunhild was married first to: Sigebert I, King of Metz and their children were: Childebert II, King of Austrasia and Burgundy, Ingund, and Chlodosind. She married second to: Merovech
son of:
Clodion III - King of the Franks (Abt 380-Abt 445) aka: Clodion "Le Chevelu" - King of France  & Basina - Princess of The Thuringians - Queen of the Franks  b: 422  
Clodio, King of the Salian Franks  died: 447 Semi-legendary King of the Salian Franks and father of Merovech, founder of the Merovingian Dynasty. Called ", the Long Hair" or ", the Hairy" because of the length of his hair. From then on the Merovingians were called the "Long Haired Kings" and the cutting of a king's hair represented his loss of royal power.
According to legend his father was Pharamond (r.409-426), the first King of the Salian Franks after the departure of the Romans from Gaul. In history, Clodio was probably real. He lived in Thuringian territory, and ruled at the same time as the semi-legendary kings Theudemer and Richemer. All that is known of his reign is that he took the town of Cambrai from the Romans. He was succeeded by his semi-legendary son Merovech. (Unlike Merovech and Clodio, Childeric I, Merovech's son, was very real and cannot be considered fictional.)
son of: Pharamond - King of the Salian Franks (Abt 370-Abt 427) & >>Queen Argotta of the Franks - Abt 376   in France  
Pharamond (r.409-426), the first King of the Salian Franks after the departure of the Romans from Gaul.
son of:  Marcomir I - Duke of the East Franks (Abt 347-Abt 404) aka: Marcomir - Duke of Franks
son of:  Clodius II - Duke of the East Franks (Abt 324-Abt 389)
son of:  Dagobert II - Duke of the East Franks (Abt 300-Abt 379)
son of:  Genebald - Duke of the East Franks (Abt 262-Abt 358)  / other son: Clodomir IV - King of the Franks aka Clodius  IV - King of the Franks
son of:
Dagobert I
Dagobert I - Duke of the East Franks (Abt 230-Abt 317)
son of:  Walter - King of the Franks  (Bef 298-306)
son of:  Clodius III - King of the Franks (Bef 272-298)
son of:   Bartherus - King of the Franks (Bef 253-272)
son of:   Hilderic - King of the Franks (Bef 212-253) & Hilderic - Queen of the Franks
son of:   Sunno (Huano, Dunno) - King of the Franks (Bef 186-213)
son of:   Farabert - King of the Franks (abt 122-Abt 183) & Farabert - Queen of the Franks
son of:   Clodomir IV - King of the Franks (Abt 104-166) & Halfilda - Princess of the Rugii - Queen of the Franks (Abt 106-)
son of:   Marcomir IV - King of the Franks (Bef 128-149) & Althildis - Princess of the Britains - Queen of the Franks  (Bef 125-)
son of:   Odomir  - King of The Franks  (Bef 114-128) & Athildis  - Princess of the Britains  (could be mistaken with the above)
son of:   Richemer - King of the Franks (Bef 90-114)
son of:   Ratherius - King of the Franks (Bef 69-90)
son of:   Antenor IV - King of the West Franks (Bef 63-69)
son of:   Clodemir III - King of the West Franks (Bef 50-63)
son of:   Marcomir III - King of the West Franks (Bef 20-50)
son of:   Clodius III - King of the West Franks (6-20) aka: Clodius II (Clodie)
son of:   Francus  - King of the West Franks    (The Frankish Kingdom was named after him)
son of:   Antharius - last King of Sicambri   
son of:   Cassander  
son of:   Merodachus  
son of:   Clodomir II  
son of:   Antenor II  
son of:   Clodius  
son of:   MarcomerII of the Sicambrians  
son of:   Nicanor of the Sicambrians    
son of:   Cldomir of the Sicambrians  
son of:   Bassanus "Magnus" of the Sicambrians & Norwegia  
son of:   Diocles of the Sicambrians  
son of:   Helenus of the Sicambrians  
son of:   Priamus of the Sicambrians   
son of:   Antenor of the Sicambrians  & Cambra  
son of:   Marcomer of the Cimmerians   
son of:   Antenor  - King of the Cimmerians   
son of:   Helenus IV  of the Cimmerians & Scythia  
son of:   Dilulius II (Diluglio)  - King of Cimmerians   
son of:   Plaserius III (Plaserio) King of Cimmerians   
son of:   Helenus III  - King of Cimmerians  
son of:   Dilulius I (Diluglio)  - King of Cimmerians   
son of:   Almadius (Almadion)  -  King of Cimmerians   
son of:   Gentilanor (Getmalor)  - King of Cimmerians   
son of:   Priam III  -  King of Cimmerians
son of:   Alexandre  - King of Troy   
son of:   Basbelian II (Basabiliano)  - King of Troy   
son of:   Plesron II - King of Troy  
son of:   Helenus II - King of Troy  
son of:   Priam II (Trianus) - King of Troy   
son of:   Antenor I - King of Troy  
son of:   Plaserius II (Plaserio) - King of Troy   
son of:   Zaberian (Gaberiano) - King of Troy   
son of:   Eliacor - King of Troy   
son of:   Plesron I - King of Troy  
son of:   Plaserius I (Plaserio) - King of Troy   
son of:   Basavelian I (Basabiliano) - King of Troy   
son of:   Zelius (Gelio) - King of Troy   
son of:   Esdron - King of Troy   
son of:   Francus - King of Troy   
son of:   Zenter (Genger) - King of Troy  
son of:   Helenus - King of Epirus  
son of:   Priam (Podarces) - King of Troy & >>Hecuba - Queen of Troy  
son of:   Laomedon  - King of Troy & Strymo "Placia" - Queen of Troy  
son of:   Ilus - King of Troy  
son of:   Tros - King of Troy  & Callirrheo 
son of:   Erichthonius (Erictanus) - King of Dardania & Astyoche 
son of:   Darda (Dardanus) - King of Dardania  & Betea 
son of:   Zarah of Thamar  
son of:   Juda (Judas) - King of Goshen  & Tamar of Kadesh
son of:   Jacob (Israel) - King of Goshen  
son of:   Isaac & Rebekah 

Chlodomer, King of Orleans, Childebert I, King of Paris, Chlotar I, King of the Franks, Chrotilda

Chlotar, King of the Franks Born: ? Died: 561
Married (1): Guntheuc
Children: ?
Married (2): Radegund
Children: ?
Married (3): Ingund
Children: Gunthar, Childeric, Charibert I, King of Paris, Guntram, King of Burgundy, Sigebert I, King of Metz, Chlothsind
Married (4): Aregund
Children: Chilperic I, King of Soissons,
Married (1): Chunsina
Children: Chramn

Chlotar I, King of the Franks & Aregund

Chilperic I, King of Soissons - died: 584
Audovera - died: 580 - Audovera was the first wife of King Chilperic of Soissons and mother of four of his children. After the three sons had died, she was murdered by Chilperic and his other wife Queen Fredegund and Basina became a religious.
children: Theudebert died:575, Merovech, Clovis died:580 Basina

Married (2): Galswinth
Children: ?
Married (3): Fredegund
Children: Samson, Rigunth, Theuderic, Chlotar II, King of the Franks


The Merovingian Kings

Following the fall of the Western half of the Roman Empire, the vacuum of government was filled by a series of Frankish Kings descended from the semi-mythical Merovich. The Merovingian kings were known for their long hair which in their day stood for the strength and leadership of these semi-divine rulers. Unfortunately, their divinity was only semi, and they self destructed with a series of decadent kings who followed a century of family feuding which made the folks in Dynasty and Dallas look like girl scouts.
Clovis, Merovich's grandson, was truly the great Merovingian king. He united the Franks and conquered a territory including most of modern France and Germany. The Franks' success has been attributed to Clovis' decision, traditionaly in 496, to convert to Roman Christianity rather than embrace the Aryan heresy which was more popular among the barbarians. Conversion led to a strong alliance with those Romans still living in Western Europe, (read: powerful bishops) and eventually the "Roman Empire" of Charlemagne.
When Clovis died in 511, the kingdom was divided among his 4 sons who immediately began fighting. By 558, Chlothar I was the only one alive, ruling over a united Frank kingdom. This unity came to a quick end in 561 when Chlothar I died, leaving the kingdom divided among his 4 sons who repeated the pattern by trying to kill each other.
First Charibert I died and his lands were divided among the 3 surviving brothers (Guntram in Burgandy, Sigibert I in Austrasia, and Chilperic I in Neustria). Guntram, known for his piety, seems to either have stayed out of most of the conflicts or to act as a mediator or sorts. Sigibert and Chilperic give a whole new meaning to 'sibling rivalry.'
Their wives (Brunhild and Fredegund) contributed enough to the family battles for it to continue for 4 generations. It seems the problems started when Chilperic killed his first wife, Galswinth, who happened to be Brunhild's sister. She never forgave him or Fredegund who was probably behind the murder.
The family history includes the attempted marriage between Chilperic's son Merovech to his aunt, Brunhild. Both Sigibert (575) and Chilperic (584) were murdered, probably each by his sister in law (Fredegund and Brunhild respectively.
Chilperic's succesor was Chlothar II who may or may not have been Chilperic's son, since his mother, Fredegund, was known to avoid marital fidelity, probably reasoning that what was good for the Merovingian gander was equally good for the goose.
Brunhild had problems in addition to Fredegund. Most important was the growing power and independence of the aristocracy. By 613 things came to a head.
When Sigibert died, his son Childebert II became king of Austrasia. When Guntram died in 592, Childebert added Burgundy to his territory. When he died in 596, his kingdom was divided between his sons. Theudebert II got Austrasia; Theuderic II got Burgundy. Their grandmother, Brunhild, persuaded Theuderic to attack his brother, Theudebert, who died along with his infant son in 612. This left Austrasia to Theuderic. Unfortunately, he died a year later.
Brunhild tried to put Theuderic's son Sigibert on the throne so she could rule as regent. Unfortunately for her the magnates of Austrasia wanted no part of this. They formed an alliance with Chlothar II of Neustria and killed Brunhild, after a good day's torture, and her great grandson Sigibert. Brunhild was about 65 when she died.
The two leaders of the aristocrats who rebelled against Brunhild were Pippin and Arnulf. Pippin's daughter and Arnulf's son married and their descendants later ruled as the Carolingian kings.
Chlothar's son, Dagobert I, is considered to be the last effective Merovingian king. When he died in 638 a series of do-nothing kings (rois faineants) sat on the thrones of the Frankish kingdoms.