Note: Ended the migration of his people, the Salian France,
settling Flanders, Brabant & Tournai
<R> Pharamond - King of the Franks (Abt 370-Abt 427) & <R> Queen Argotta of the Franks (Abt 376-)
Pharamond (r.409-426), the first King of the Salian Franks after the departure of the Romans from Gaul.
<R> Marcomir (Dogbert) - Duke of The Salian Franks b: 350 in Germany - other record: Marcomir I Duke of the East Franks (Abt 347-Abt 404) & Ildegonde de Lombardi
<R> Clodius - Duke of The Franks b: 330 in Germany - other record: Clodius II - Duke of the East Franks (Abt 324-Abt 389) & Blesinde of The Sueve
<R> Dagobert II - Duke of The Sicambrian Franks b: 300 in Germania - other record: Dagobert II - Duke of the East Franks (Abt 300-Abt 379)
<R> Genebald I - Duke of The Sicambrian Franks b: 272 in
Germany - other record list his title as: Duke of the East Franks (Abt 262-Abt 358)
Other record list that he was son of: <R> Clodomir IV - King of the Franks aka Clodius IV - King of the Franks
and one record lists Genebald I as being son of:
<R> Dagobert I - King of The Sicambrian Franks b: 270 in Germania - other record: <R> Duke Dagobert I of the East Franks (Abt 230-Abt 317)
son of: <R> Walter - King of The Salian Franks b: 250 in Germania - other record: (Bef 298-306)
son of: <R> Clodius III - King of The East Franks b:0199 in Germania -died: 0298 (Indredible age for the time) - other record: (Bef 272-298) - Note: Built Orleans in the year 0275
son of: <R> Bartherus - King of The Franks b: 175 - other record: (Bef 253-272) - Note: Batherus Led his armies down to Ravenna, Italy and overtook Aragon.
son of: <R> Hilderic - King of The Franks b: 155 - Death: 253 in Hinderburg Castle on the Rhine River - other record: (Bef 212-253)
son of: <R> Sunno - King of The Franks b: 137 - other record: (Bef 186-213)
Note: Always at war with the Romans and Goths
son of: <R> Farabert - King of The Franks b: 120 - other record lists his dates as: (abt 122-Abt 183)
son of: <R> Clodmir IV - King of The Franks b: 104 d: 166 & Hafilda of The Rugi b: 106 in Germany - other record lists her as: Queen Halfilda Rugii of the Franks (Abt 106-)
son of: <R> Marcomir IV - King of The Franks b: 100 & Athildis of Britain of Camulod - Note: Built Marpurg in Hesse - Other record list his est dates as: (Bef 128-149) and list his wife as Althildis - Queen of the Franks (Bef 125-)
son of: <R> Odomir - King of The Franks - (Bef 114-128) - Note: Peace treat with Romans and Goths (Bef 114-128)
son of: <R> Richemer - King of The Franks (Bef 90-114) & Ascyla of The Salian Franks - Note: Founder of Brandenburg Wars with Romans & Goths
son of: <R> Ratherius - King of The Franks - (Bef 69-90) - Note: Founded Rotterdam League with Germans & Saxons
son of: <R> Antenor IV - King of The Franks (Bef 63-69)
son of: <R> Clodemir (Clodomir) III - King of The Salian Franks - (Bef 50-63) - Note: Drove Nero's legions out of Metz and Trier
son of: <R> Marcomir III - King of The Franks (Bef 20-50)
son of: <R> Clodius II - King of The Franks - (6-20) (Second records lists him as Clodius III but could be mistake) - Note: Withstood Roman incursions
son of: <R> Francus - King of The West Franks - Note: Issued edict changing tribal name from Sicamon to Franks. Led the Frankish - Saxon - Thuringian army of 300,000 against the Romans
son of: <R> Antharius - Last King of The Sicambri - Note: Withstood invasion by Julius Caesar
son of: <R> Cassander - King of Sicambri - Note: In Alliance with King Harnecus Of Thuringia & King Arabius ofSaxony
son of: <R> Merodachus (Merovachus) of Sicambri - Note: Overthrew Bohemia Led Army of 22,000 men against Roman centersin Italy
son of: <R> Clodomir II - King of Sicambri
son of: <R> Antenor III - King of Sicambri - Note: Treaty with Gauls
son of: <R> Clodius I - King of Sicambri - Note: Fought invasions by the Romans and Goths
son of: <R> Marcomir II - King of Sicambri - Note: Defeated Romans, Gauls and Goths
son of: <R> Nicanor - King of Sicambri & Unknown of Britain
son of: <R> Clodomir I - King of Sicambri - Note: in Alliance with the Saxons and Thuringians against the Gauls
<R> Bassanus Magnus (Magnus The Great) - Priest / King of Sicambri & Unknown of Norway of the Orkneys - Note: Founded Bassanburg (Aix la Chapelle)
son of: <R> Diocles - King of Sicambri - Note: Aided the Saxons against the Goths and southern Gauls
son of: <R> Helenus I of Epirus - King of Sicambri - Note: Priest of the sea god pallas
son of: <R> Prenus (Priam) Priamius - King of Sicambri - Note: Introduced the Saxon language
son of: <R> Marcomir I - King of Sicambri
son of: <R> Antenor II of Sicambri - King of Cimmerians (Ancient South Russia) & Cambra
son of: <R> Helenus IV - King of Cimmerians
son of: <R> Priam IV - King of Cimmerians
son of: <R> Marcomir - King of Cimmerians - Note: Crossed the Rhine and conquered Northern Gaul
son of: <R> Dilulius II (Diluglio) - King of Cimmerians
son of: <R> Plaserius III (Plaserio) - King of Cimmerians
son of: <R> Helenus III - King of Cimmerians
son of: <R> Dilulius I (Diluglic) - King of Cimmerians
son of: <R> Almadion (Almadius) - King of Cimmerians
son of: <R> Getmalor (Gentilanor) - King of Cimmerians
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Clodio, King of the Salian Franks
died: 447 & Mother: ? - 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.)
Merovech, King of the Salian Franks - died: 456 & Mother: ?
Childeric I, King of the Salian Franks Born:
c437 Died: 481 & Basina
Children: Clovis I, King of the Franks, Audofleda, Lanthechild
Clovis I, King of the Franks - Born: c466
Married (1): a concubine
Theuderic I, King of Metz
Married (2): Saint Clotilda
Chlodomer, King of Orleans, Childebert I, King of Paris, Chlotar I, King of the Franks, Chrotilda
Clovis I, King of the Franks
Chlotar, King of the Franks Born: ? Died: 561
Married (1): Guntheuc
Married (2): Radegund
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
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
Married (3): Fredegund
Children: Samson, Rigunth, Theuderic, Chlotar II, King of the Franks
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
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
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.