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Index of surnames:

Agilofinges...Actonides...Auverne...Caroling...d'Alsace...d'Angouleme...d'Ardennes...d'Austrasia
d'Austrasie...d'Autun...de Austrasia...de Bourgogne...de Cartegena...de Cologne...de Gascoyne...de Geneve
de Hesbaye...de Landen...de Langobardi 556...de Langobardi 620...de Louvain...de Moselle...de Narbonne...de Neustre...de Roma
de Septimanie...de Tours...de Treves 556...de Treves abt 610...de Wessex...de Wisingoths...del Aigs...Gjkungar
Meroving...Nibelung...Oisingas...Suevian...von Franconia...von Koln...von Liege...von Metz
von Thuringen...Wuffinga



GENERATION 1

1 Odomar 1 b abt 85AD d 128 m Hasilda of the Rugii

Note: Odomar, Chief of the Sicambrian Franks, established a treaty with the Goths and the Romans. They were my 64 times great grandparents

Child of Odomar and Hasilda
2......
Marcomir b bef 100 d abt 149



GENERATION 2

2 Marcomir IV m Atheldis of Camulod (Colchester)

Note: Marcomir was chief of the Sicumbrian Franks and founded the city of Marburg in Hesse. Atheldis was the daughter of Pendragon, King in Brittania and Strata his wife.

Child of Marcomir and Atheldis
3......Clodomir b abt 117 d 169



GENERATION 3

3 Clodomir IV m Basilda of the Rugii tribe

Child of Clodomir and Basilda
4......Faribert b abt 137 Austrasia d 186



GENERATION 4

4 Faribert m unknown

Note: Faribert was chief of the Sicambrian Franks and renewed the league with the Romans

Child os Faribert and unknown
5......Sunno (Huano) b abt 157 Austrasia d 213



GENERATION 5

5 Sunno (Huano) m unknown

Note Sunno warred with the Romans in spite of previous treaties

Child of Sunno and unknown
6......Hildaric b abt 170 Austrasia d 253



GENERATION 6

6 Hildaric m unkown 173AD

Note: Hildaric was chief of the Sicambrian Franks and built Hildeburg Castle on the Rhine

Child of Hildaric and Unknown
7......Bartherus b abt 190 d 272



GENERATION 7

7 Bartherus m unknown

Note: Bartherus was chief of the Sicumbrian Franks. He led armies into Italy as far as Ravenna and razed Aragon

Child of Bartheus and unknown
8......Clodius b abt 206 Westphalia d 298



GENERATION 8

8 Clodius II m unknown

Note: Clodius was chief of the Sicambrian Franks and founded the city of Orleans in 275AD

Child of Clodius and unknown
9......Walter b 223 d 306



GENERATION 9

9 Walter m unknown

Note: Walter was chief of the Sicambrian Franks

Child of Walter and unknown
10......Dagobert



GENERATION 10

10 Duke Dagobert m unknown

Note: Dagobert was chief of the Sicambrian Franks

Children of Dagobert and Unkknown
11......Clodimir dob unknown d 337
12......Genebald b 262 Westphalia d 358



GENERATION 11

11 Clodomir I m unknown

Note: Clodomir was Chief of the Sicumbrian Franks.

Child of Clodimir
13......Richimer dob unknown d 384


12 Duke Genebald m unknown

Note: Genebald was Duke of the Sicumbrian Franks

Child of Genebald and unknown
14......Dagobert b abt 303 Westphalia d 379



GENERATION 12

13 Richimer m Ascyla

Note: Richimer was chief of the Sicambrian Franks

Child of Richimer and Ascyla
15......Theodomir dob unknown d 15 Aug 414


14 Duke Dagobert m unknown

Child of Dagobert and unknown
16......Clodius b abt 324 d 389



GENERATION 13

15 Theodomir m Blesinde Von KOLN

Note: Theodomir was Chief of the Sicumbrian Franks

Child of Theodomir and Blasinde
17......Clodio b 398 d 448


16 Clodius m unknown abt 346

Note: Clodius was Duke of the Eastern Franks

Children of Clodius and unknown
18......Marcomir b abt 347 d 404
19......Sunno dob unknown



GENERATION 14

17 Clodio m Ildegarde von KOLN (b 399 d 450)

Note: Clodio was Chief of the Sicambrian Franks

Children of Clodio and Ildegarde
20......Dagobert dob unknown d 389
21......Chlodeswinthe b 418 d 449 m Merowig King of the Salian Franks


18 Duke Marcomir I m unknown

Note: Marcomir was Duke of the Eastern Franks who invaded the Roman Empire in the year 388, when the usurper and leader of the whole of Roman Gaul, Magnus Maximus was surrounded in Aquileia by Theodosius I
The invasion is documented by Gregory of Tours who cited the now lost work of Sulpicious Alexander. According to this account Marcomer, Sunno and Genobaud invaded the Roman provinces Germania and Belgia in Gaul. They broke through the lines, killed many people, destroyed the most fruteful lands and made the city Koln panic. After this raid the main body of the Franks moved back over the Rhine with their booty. Some of the Franks remained in the Belgian woods. When the Roman generals of Magnus Maximus, Nanninus and Quintinus heard the news in Trier, they attacked those remaining Frankish forces and killed many of them. After this engagement Quintinus crossed the Rhine to punish the Franks in their own country, however his army was surrounded and beaten. Some Roman soldiers drowned in the marshes, others were killed by Franks, few made it back to their Empire.
Nanninus and Quintinus were replaced by Charietto and Syrus, who were again confronted by an attack of unindentified Franks.
Later after the fall of Magnus Maximus, Marcomer and Sunno held a short meeting about the recent attacks with the Frank Arbogastes, who was a general (magister militum) in the Roman army. The Franks delivered hostages as usual and Arbogastes returned to his winter quarters in Trier.
A couple of years later when Arbogastes had seized power and the West Roman army was nearly completly in the hands of Frankish mercenaries he crossed the Rhine with a Roman army into Germania, because he hated his own kin. Marcomer was seen with Chatti and Ampsivarii but the two did not engage

Children of Marcomir and Unknown
22......Faramund b abt 364 d 429



GENERATION 15

20 Dagobert m unknown

Note: Dagobert was Chief of the Sicambrian Franks

Child of Dagobert and unknown
23......Genobaud dob unknown d 419


22 King Faramund Del ACQS m Argotta von THURINGEN ( b abt 379 d 459)

Note: Argotta was the daughter of Genobaud VON THURINGEN Lord of the Franks. Faramund was the first king of the Salian Franks

Children of Faramund and Argotta
24......Frotmund b abt 400
25......Clodius or Clodion b abt 380Nordrhein-Westfalia d bef 449
26......Fremundus b abt 395
26a....Adelbertus dob unknown
Note Adelbertus became Duke of Moselle



GENERATION 16

23 Genobaud von THURINGEN m unknown

Note: Genobaud invaded the Roman Empire in the year 388.

Child of Genobaud and unknown
27......Argotta b abt 379 d 459


24 Frotmund m unknown

Child of Frotmund and unknown
28......Viviane dob unknown m
Note: Taliesin was Prince Bard to Urien of Rheged and Vivianne was Avallon


25 Clodius or Clodion "The Long Haired"(King of Westphalia) m Bassina 1 Von THURINGEN (b bef 398) 414

Note: Clodion, who was King of the Salian Franks, lived in Dispargum, a name that is believed to be that of a castle, rather than a village. Around 431, he invaded the territory of Artois, but was defeated near Hesdin by Aetius, the commander of the Roman army in Gaul, Western Roman Empire. However, Clodio regrouped and soon was able to seize the town of Cameracum. Eventually, he occupied all the country as far as the Somme River and made Tournai the capital of the Salian Franks.

Children of Clodius (Clodion) and Bassina
29......Merowig b 410 d 458
29k....Sigimerus b 419 Westphalia
30......Adelbert b 425 Moselle d 491



GENERATION 17

29 Merowig m (a) Chlodeswinthe (b 418 d 449) (b) Verica (b abt 419)

Note: Merowig was King of the Salian Franks. He was the first of the Merovingian dynasty and ruled as king from 448 to 458

Child of Merowig and Chlodeswinthe
31......Childeric b 436 Westfalia d 26 Nov 481


29k Sigimerus m Tonantius abt 449

Children of Sigimerus and Tonantius
A1......Ferrolus b abt 450 Landen, Liege


30 Adelbert m unknown

Child of Adelbert and unknown
32......Wambert Ferreolus b abt 489 d 528



GENERATION 18

31 Childeric I MEROVING m Bassina II von THURINGEN 463

Note: Childeric was King of the Franks (458-481) and King of Tournal. His tomb was discovered at Tournai in 1653

Children of Childeric and Bassina
33......Chlodovich , aka Clovis b 463 Rheims, Marne bap 25 Dec 496 Rheims d 27 Nov 511
34......Audofliva b 456
35......Andelfieda b 452 Westfalia d 30 Apr 535 Ravenna


A1 Ferrolus AUVERNE m Dueteria (b abt 450 Rome)

Child of Ferrolus and Dueteria
A2......Ausbertus b abt 526 Old Saxony d 570


32 Wambert Ferreolus de MOSELLE m Deuteria (b 495)

Note: Duke Wambert was a senator of Narbonne. Deuteria was the daughter of Consul Afranius Syagrius

Children of Wambert and Deuteria
36......Agilulf d 601
37......Deotarius d 591



GENERATION 19

33 Clovis MEROVING m (a) Evochilde de COLOGNE (b abt 466) (b) St. Clothilde of Burgundy. 493

Note: These were my 46 times great grandparents

Clovis I ('The Great") ruled the Franks 481-511and put an end to Roman rule in northern Gaul by defeating Syagrius at Soissons in 486. Conquered the Alamanni in 496 and defeated the Visigoths at Tours.
He converted to Catholicism as opposed to the Arian Christianity common among Germanic peoples, at the instigation of his wife, the Burgundian Clotilde, a Catholic. He was baptized in the Cathedral of Rheims as most future French kings would be. This act was of immense importance in the subsequent history of France and Western Europe in general, for Clovis expanded his dominion over almost all of the old Roman province of Gaul (roughly modern France) which stands at the centre of European affairs. He is considered the founder of France.

St Clothilde was Arian by religion, but with strong Roman Catholic tendencies. It was she who led her husband to abandon his old beliefs and embrace Christianity. He was baptized in the 15th year of his reign at Rheims on Christmas Day in 496, with 3,000 of his followers.
When Clovis first heard the story of Christ's crucifixion, he was so moved that he cried, "If I had been there with my valiant Franks, I would have avenged Him." Henceforth the Church played a decisive role in the history of the kings of France.

Child of Clovis and Evochilde
41a....Theuderic Thierry b abt 485 d 533

Children of Clovis and Clothilde
38......Childebert b 481 Rheims d 23 Dec 558
38a....Blithilda dob unknown
39......Chlodomer b 485 d 25 Jun 524
40......Clotilda b 491 Rheims d 531 Spain
40a....Childebert b 496 d 13 Dec 1558
41......Clotair b 497 Rheims d 23 Nov 561 Compiegne, France


A2 Ausbertus MEROVING m Bertha (b abt 541 Paris d 580) 561 Rheims

Note: Ausbertus was Senator of the Moselle. Bertha was the daughter of King Charibert I de PARIS and Ingoberge de PARIS

Children of Ausbertus and Bertha
A3......Modericus dob unknown
A4......Arnoldus b abt 562
A5......Erchenaud b abt 510 Alsace


35 Andelfieda MEROVING m Theodric I (King of the Ostrogoths in Italy, b 454 Vemona d 30 Aug 526 Ravenna)

Child of Theodric and Andelfieda
42......Theodogotha b abt 478 Ravenna



GENERATION 20

48a Theuderic Thierry d'AUSTRASIA (King of Austrasia) m Eustere des WISIGOTHS (b 488 d 521) abt 511

Child of Theuridec and Eustere
48b......Theodebert b abt 504 d 547 on campaign in Italy


38 Childebert MEROVING m Vultrogothe (Queen of the Franks d after 558) 541

Note: Childebert was King of Paris (France) (511-558), King of Orleans (526-532) and Bourgogne (534-558)

Children of Childebert and Vultrogothe
43......Siegbert dob unknown
44......Crotherge dob unknown
45......Crodesine dob unknown


39 Chlodomer MEROVING m Guntheuca GJKUNGAR (b abt 490 d 532) abt 514

Guntheuca was the daughter of Gundobald GJUNGAR , King of the Burgundians. Chlodomer was the King of Orleans from 511 to 524

Children of Chlodomer and Guntheuca
46......Theodebald Prince of the Salian Franks dob unknown
47......Gunthar Prince of the Salian Franks dob unknown
48......Chlodoald Prince of the Salian Franks dob unknown


40 Clotilda MEROVING m Amalaric II (b abt 495 Ravenna d 531 Spain) abt 514

Note: Amalaric was King of the Visigoths

Children of Amalaric and Clotilda
49......Athanagild b 515 d 568 Spain
50......Leodegild b after 519 Westgoten


41 Clotiaire "The Old" MEROVING m (a) Ingonde Von THURINGEN (b abt 500 d 563) abt 517 Thuringia, Germany (b) Aregonde von THURINGEN (b abt 515 d 573) 524 (c) Wultrade de LANGOBARDI (b 530 d 572) abt 548 Rheims

Note: Ingonde and Aregonde (probably a mistress) were princesses of the Thuringii. Leodegild also probably a mistress, was a pricess of the Lombards

Children of Clotaire and Ingonde
51......Charibert b 517 Rheims d 7 May 567 Braines, France
52......Gunthar b abt 517
53......Childeric b abt 518
54......Guntramm b abt 533 d 28 Mar 592 Chalon sur Saone
55......Sigebert b 535 d 575 Vitry nr Arris
56......Chlosindis b 536

Children of Clotaire and Aregonde
57......Chilperic b 539 d aft Oct 584
Note: Chilperic was murdered as he returned home from hunting
58......Chramme b 525 d 560

Child of Clotaire and Wultrode
59......Blithildes b 538 d 603


A5 Erchanaud d'ALSACE m unknown

Child of Erchanaud and unknown
A6......Ega (Leuthamus) b 560 Alsace


42 Theodogotha de ROMA m Alaric II (chieftain of the Visigoths b 484 d 507)

Alaric was defeated by Clovis

Children of Alaric and Theodogotha
60......Amalaric b 495 Ravenna d 531 Spain
61......Eustere dob unknown
62......Gesalacdob unknown (King of the Visigoths)



GENERATION 21

48b Theodebert I (King of Austrasia) m Deoteria de NARBONNE (b 513 d 548) 535

Child of Theodebert and Deoteria
48c......Theodebald b 536 Austrasia d 555


43 Siegbert "The Lame" MEROVING m unknown

Note: Siegbert was my 44 times great grandfather and was King of Cologne

Child of Siegbert and unknown
63......Chloderic b abt 475 d 509


49 Athanagild (King of the Visogoths in Spain b abt 515 d 568) m Galswinthe (of the Vandals, b 518 d 582)

Note: Athanagild ruled from 554 to 568 and made his capital Toledo

Children of Athangild and Galswinthe
64......Galswinthe b 540 d 568
65......Brunhild b 543 Spain d 613


50 Leodegild m Theodosia de CARTEGENA (b 525 Cartegena, Spain)

Children of Leodegild and Theodosia
66......Hermengild dob unknown d 13 Apr 586
67......Reccared b 544 Spain d Jun 601


54 Guntramm MEROVING m Austregilde (b abt 548 d 580) 566

Children of Guntramm and Austregilde
68......Chlodomer dob unknown
69......Clothar dob unknown
70......Chlodoberga dob unknown
71......Clothilda dob unknown


55 Sigebert I MEROVING m Brunhild (b abt 543 d 613, widow of Merovech MEROVING) Note: Sigebert was King of the Franks in Austrasia from 561 to 575

Children of Sigebert and Brunhild
72......Ingunda b abt 559 m Hermangild King of Spain
73......Chodoswintha b abt 569 m Riccared I (king of the Visigoths)
74......Childebert b 2 Mar 570 d 28 Mar 595
Note: Childebert died of poison


56 Chlodosindis MEROVING m Alboin de LANGOBARDI (king of the Lombards b abt 543 d 28 Jun 572) abt 556

Child of Alboin and Chlodosindis
75......Alpsuinda b abt 558
Note: Alpsuinda was an envoy of the Lombards to Byzantium in 576.


57 Chilperic MEROVING m (a) Audovera (d 580) abt 549 (b) 64 Galswinthe abt 567 (c) Fredegonde d'ARDENNES (b 546 Montiddier d 597 Paris)

Note: Chilperic was King of the Franks in Soissons

Children of Chilperic and Audovera
76......Theodobert dob unknown d 575 in war
77......Merovech dob unknown d 577 m Brunhild widow of 55 Sigebert
78......Chlovis b abt 565 d 580
Note: Chlovis was assassinated by Fredegund in 580
79......Basina dob unknown
Note: Basina was a a nun at Abbaye St.Croix de Poitiers, where she led a revolt......
In 589, Basina joined her first cousin, Clotilda, daughter of Charibert I, in rebellion against the abbess of their convent. Clotilda led a secession of nuns to the church of Saint Hilary there and proceeded to garner a following of men, mostly criminals. She ordered them to abduct the abbess. The kidnapped abbess was imprisoned under Basina's watch. Eventually, however, she was freed by one Flavian.

80......Childesinte dob unknown

Children of Chilperic and Fregonde
81......Rigunthis b aft 560
82......Chlodebert b aft 568 d 580
83......Dagobert b aft 570 d 580
84......Solomon b 575 d 577
85......Theuderich b 582 d 584
86......Chlotar b 18 Oct 584 d 629


A6 Ega (Leuthamus) m Gerbega von FRANCONIA (b abt 564)

Child of Ega and Gerbega
A7......Erchenbaldus b abt 590 d 660 Alsace



GENERATION 22

48c Theodebald d'AUSTRASIA m Waltrade de LONGOBARDI (b abt 536)

Child of Theodebald and Waltrade
48d......Grimoald b abt 554 Metz d 599


63 Chloderic MEROVING m unknown

Children of Chloderic and unknown
91......Munderic b abt 500 Westfalia d abt 533
92......Dode b bef 509 Rheims


74 Childebert II MEROVING (King of the Franks) with concubine Failcube Note: King of Metz (Austrasie) (575-595), King of Paris, Orléans, Bourgogne (592-595), by his uncle Gontran he inherited Kingdom of Bourgogne

Childebert was Children of Childebert II and Failcube
93......Theudebert b 586 d Dec 612 Metz
94......Theodoric b 587 d 613 m Ermenberge 606
95......Teudeline dob unknown


86 Chlotar II MEROVING "le Jeune" "le Grand" (King of the Franks in Neustria) m (a) Haldetrude (d 604) (b) Sichilde D'ARDENNES (b abt 590) 618 (c) Bertetrude de BOURGOGNE

Note: Chlotar was King of Neustria (584); King of the Franks (613-629)

Child of Chlotar and Haldetrude
96......Merovia dob unknown

Children of Chlotar and Sichilde
97......Charibert b abt 608 d 8 Apr 632Blaye, Gironde
98......Aud aka Ode b abt 626

Child of Chlotar and Berthetrude
99......Dagobert b 606 d Nov 639 St Denis


A7 Erchenbaldus (Mayor of the Palace) m Leudefindis (b abt 620)

Child of Erchembaldus and Leudefindis
A8......Lendisius b abt 620



GENERATION 23

91 Munderic MEROVING m Arthemia de GENEVE (b abt 515)

Note: Arthemia was the daughter of Florentin de GENEVE (b 580 d aft 513), Senator of Geneve in Burgundy and Artemie de LYON (b abt 580) Gallo-Roman noblewoman. Munderic was Lord of Vitry-en-Parthois and was Pretender to the throne of Austrasia in 532 in Frankish Kingdoms. He revolted against Thierry I, who killed him.

Children of Munderic and Arthemia
100......Gondolfus b abt 530 Old Saxony d abt 607
101......Bodegisel b abt 530 m Palatina de TREVES (b abt 535) 556
Note: Some sources suggest that Bodegesil II was the son of Bodegisel and not 100 Gondolfus his brother. Bodegisel became Duke of Tongres


93 Theudebert MEROVING (King of the Franks) m (a) Belichilde de LANGOBARDI (b abt 536 Metz d abt 609) (b) Thodechilde dob unknown

Childen of Theudebert and Belichilde
102......Regintrude b abt 595 m Theodon I Duke of Bavaria
103......Emma dob unknown d 642 m Eadbald OISINGAS King of Kent
104......Clothar dob unknown d 612
105......Merovea dob unknown d 612
106......Theodechilde b 603 m Adaloald DE LANGOBARDI (King of the Lombards b 615 d 625)


97 Charibert II MEROVING (King of the Neustrian Franks) m (a) Fulbert (b abt 605 ) 625 (b) Gisela (of Gascony)

Note: When Charibert's father, Clotaire II, King of the Franks, died in 629, Charibert made a bid for the kingdom of Neustria against his elder half-brother Dagobert I, who had already been king of Austrasia since 623. In the ensuing negotiations, Charibert, a minor, was represented by his uncle Brodulf, the brother of Queen Sichilde. Dagobert had Brodulf killed and ceded the near-independent realm of Aquitaine to Charibert. This agreement was confirmed in 631, when Charibert stood godfather to Dagobert's son Sigebert.
Charibert's realm included Toulouse, Cahors, Agen, Perigueux, and Saintes, to which he added his possessions in Gascony. His fighting force subdued the resistance of the Basques, until the whole of the Basque Country was under his control.

Children of Charibert and Fulberte
107......Boggis b aft 625 d aft 685
108......Childeric b 629 d 632
109......Bertrand b abt 630


99 Dagobert I "The Great" MEROVING (King of the Neustrian Franks) m (a) Ragnetrude d'AUSTRASIE (b 608 d bef 634) (b) Gometrude D'ARDENNES (b abt 598 d 630) (c) Nanthild de NEUSTRIE (b abt 609 d 642 Landry)

Note: Nanthilde was of Saxon lineage
On the death of his father in 629, Dagobert inherited the Neustrian and Burgundian kingdoms. His half-brother Charibert, son of Sichilde, claimed Neustria but Dagobert opposed him. Brodulf, the brother of Sichilde, petitioned Dagobert on behalf of his young nephew, but Dagobert assassinated him and gave his younger sibling Aquitaine.Charibert died in 632 and his son Chilperic was assassinated on Dagobert's orders. By 632, Dagobert had Burgundy and Aquitaine firmly under his rule, becoming the most powerful Merovingian king in many years and the most respected ruler in the West.
Also in 632, the nobles of Austrasia revolted under the mayor of the palace, Pepin of Landen. In 634, Dagobert appeased the rebellious nobles by putting his three-year-old son, Sigebert III, on the throne, thereby ceding royal power in the easternmost of his realms, just as his father had done for him eleven years earlier. As king, Dagobert made Paris his capital. During his reign, he built the Altes Schloss in Meersburg (in modern Germany), which today is the oldest inhabited castle in that country. Devoutly religious, Dagobert was also responsible for the construction of the Saint Denis Basilica at the site of a Benedictine monastery in Paris.
In 631, Dagobert led three armies against Samo, the Slavic king, but his Austrasian forces were defeated at Wogastisburg.
Dagobert died in 639 and was the first of French kings to be buried in the royal tombs at Saint Denis. His second son, Clovis II, from his marriage to Nanthild, inherited the rest of his kingdom at a young age.
The pattern of division and assassination which characterise even the strong king Dagobert's reign continued for the next century until Pepin the Short finally deposed the last Merovingian king in 751, establishing the Carolingian dynasty. The Merovingian boy-kings remained ineffective rulers who inherited the throne as young children and lived only long enough to produce a male heir or two, while real power lay in the hands of the noble families (the Old Noblesse) who exercised feudal control over most of the land.

Children of Dagobert and Ragnetrude
110......Sigebert b 9 Oct 630 d 1 Feb 656
111......Adele b 632 Metz m Theodard Van LIEGE (b 630 Liege) abt 688

Children of Dagobert and Nanthild
112......
Clovis II b abt 634 d 657
113......Regentrude dob unknown


A8 Lendisius (Mayor of the Palace) m unknown

Child of Lendisius and unknown
A9......Eticho b abt 645 d 20 Feb 720



GENERATION 24

48d Grimoald de METZ m Itta de GASCOYNE (b 560 d 612)

Note: Grimoald was the Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia from 643 to 656. With the death of Pepin of Landen in 640, Grimoald became the head of his household, the most powerful in Austrasia. At this time, Radulf, Duke of Thuringia, rebelled against Sigebert III, king of Austrasia. Grimoald participated in the ensuing expedition against the insurrection, but it was a failure. Nevertheless, Grimoald succeeded in saving the life of the king and became his close friend. Then, by removing the mayor of the palace, Otto, he took over the position which his father once held.
Grimoald convinced the childless king (Sigebert III) to adopt his son, named Childebert at his baptism. Sigebert eventually had an heir, Dagobert II, but Grimoald feared the fate of his own dynasty and exiled the young Dagobert to either an Irish monastery or the cathedral school of Poitiers. Upon Sigebert's death, probably in 651, Grimoald put his son on the throne.

Grimoald was deposed and executed by the king of Neustria, who thereby reunited the Kingdom of the Franks. The Liber historiĺ Francorum tells that Clovis II had captured and executed him by 657 (subsequently treating Clovis's reign with hostility and his son Chlothar's reign with disdain).

Child of Grimoald and Itta
48e......Itte Idoberge b abt 588 Metz d 652
48e1....Childebert dob unknown


100 Gondolphus MEROVING m Palatina de TROYES Note: Gondolfus was the secondary patron of the city and church of Maastricht and Mayor of the Palace in Neustria (566)
His body, and that of St. Monulphus, was solemnly exhumed in 1039 by the Bishops Nithard of Liege and Gerard of Cambrai. An epitaph commemorating this event was afterwards misinterpreted, and gave rise to a legend according to which the two saints arose from their tomb in 1039 in order to assist at the dedication of the church of Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle), and at the conclusion of the ceremony returned to their tomb to resume their "eternal sleep".

Child of Gondolfus and Palatina
114......Bodesgil b 565 Aquitaine d 610 Carthage, nr Tunis
Note Bodesgil was murdered visiting Carthage while returning from Constantinople


103 Emma MEROVING m Eadbeald OISCINGAS (King of Kent b abt 582, Kent d 20 Jan 640)

Children of Eadbeald and Emma
115......Earcobeorht OISCINGAS b 624 Kent d 14 Jul 664


107 Boggis MEROVING (Duke of Aquitaine) m 98 Aud (Ode) (his aunt)

Children of Boggis and Aud
116......Hubert b 657 d 30 May 727 m Florriban de LOUVAIN
As a youth, Hubert was sent to the Neustrian court of Theuderic III at Paris, where his charm and agreeable address led to his investment with the dignity of "count of the palace". Like all nobles of the time, Hubert was addicted to the chase. Meanwhile, the tyrannical conduct of Ebroin, mayor of the Neustrian palace, caused a general emigration of the nobles and others to the court of Austrasia at Metz. Hubert soon followed them and was warmly welcomed by Pippin of Heristal, mayor of the palace, who created him almost immediately grand-master of the household. About this time (682) Hubert married Floribanne, daughter of Dagobert, Count of Leuven, a great and suitable match. Their son Floribert would later become bishop of Liege, for bishoprics were all but accounted fiefs heritable in the great families of the Merovingian kingdoms. Unfortunately, his wife died giving birth to their son, and Hubert retreated from the court, withdrew into the forested Ardennes, and gave himself up entirely to hunting. But a great spiritual revolution was imminent. On Good Friday morning, when the faithful were crowding the churches, Hubert sallied forth to the chase. As he was pursuing a magnificent stag or hart, the animal turned and, as the pious legend narrates, he was astounded at perceiving a crucifix standing between its antlers, while he heard a voice saying: "Hubert, unless thou turnest to the Lord, and leadest an holy life, thou shalt quickly go down into hell". Hubert dismounted, prostrated himself and said, "Lord, what wouldst Thou have me do?" He received the answer, "Go and seek Lambert, and he will instruct you."
The story of the hart appears first in one of the later legendary hagiographies (Bibliotheca hagiographica latina, nos. 3994-4002) and has been appropriated from the legend of Saint Eustace or Placidus. It was first attributed to St. Hubert in the 15th century. The apparition may hark back to an older Celtic tale, recorded in the Mabinogion, where Arawn, Lord of the Underworld, is crowned with antlers, while also calling to mind the legend of the Martenitsa surrounding the death of Avar Khagan Xoubrtou c.656/8.
Be that as it may, Hubert set out immediately for Maastricht, for there Lambert was bishop. Saint Lambert received Hubert kindly, and became his spiritual director. Hubert now renounced all his very considerable honors, and gave up his birthright to the Aquitaine to his younger brother Odo, whom he made guardian of his infant son, Floribert. Having distributed all his personal wealth among the poor, he studied for the priesthood, was soon ordained, and shortly afterwards became one of St. Lambert's chief associates in the administration of his diocese. By the advice of St. Lambert, Hubert made a pilgrimage to Rome in 708, but during his absence, Lambert was assassinated by the followers of Pippin. According to the hagiographies of Hubert, this act was simultaneously revealed to the pope in a vision, together with an injunction to appoint Hubert bishop of Maastricht.

He distributed his episcopal revenues among the poor, was diligent in fasting and prayer, and became famous for his eloquence in the pulpit. In 720, in obedience to a vision, Hubert translated St. Lambert's remains from Maastrict to Liege with great pomp and ceremonial, several neighboring bishops assisting. A basilica for the relics was built upon the site of Lambert's martyrdom, and was made a cathedral the following year, the see being removed from Maastricht to Liege, then only a small village. This laid the foundation of the future greatness of Liege, of which Saint Lambert is honored as patron, and Saint Hubert as founder and first bishop.

Hubert actively evangelised among the pagans in the extensive Ardennes forests, in Toxandria, a district stretching from near Tongeren to the confluence of the Waal and the Rhine, and in Brabant. He died peacefully in Fura, Brabant, May 30, 727 or 728. He was first buried in the collegiate church of St. Peter, LiŹge, but his bones were exhumed and translated to the Benedictine Abbey of Amdain ("Andagium", in French "Andage", the present-day Saint-Hubert, Belgium) in the Ardennes in 825. The abbey became a focus for pilgrimages, until the coffin disappeared during the Reformation. His feast day is the 3rd of November, probably the date of the translation of his relics to Amdain.
117......Odo b after 640 d 735 m Valtrude MEROVING (b 642 Verdun)


110 Sigebert III (King of Austrasia) m Immachilde (d after 656) after 633

Note: Sigebert was also King of Metz 634 to 646. To satisfy the Austrasian aristocracy, who exercised a certain autonomy, Sigebert's father gave him the kingdom of Austrasia although it remained part of the larger Frankish realm. On the death of Dagobert, Sigebert ruled Austrasia independently, and free from any subjection to Neustria. Under the tutelage of Blessed Pepin of Landen and other saints of the time, the young king grew into pious adulthood.
He tried in vain to add Thuringia to his kingdom, but was defeated by Duke Radulph in 640. Though only ten years of age, he was the leader of his army. The Chronicle of Fredegar records that the rout left him weeping in his saddle. From this, we can surmise that, at least in part, the downfall of the Merovingian dynasty was a result of child rule, for both Sigebert and his younger brother Clovis II, who ruled in Neustria, were prepubescent children who could not fight on the field and whose regents had their own interests at heart.
It was under his reign that the mayor of the palace began to play the most important role in the political life of Austrasia. That mayor, Grimoald, the son of Pepin I, managed to convince the king to adopt his son Childebert. When Sigebert finally had a son of his own, the future Dagobert II, the mayor of the palace felt threatened, and on the death of Sigebert (at the age of 25) he exiled the young Dagobert to Ireland. Sigebert's remains, defiled during the French Revolution, are preserved in the cathedral at Nancy.
Though not a success as a king, he was revered as the founder of numerous monasteries, hospitals, and churches. He is regarded as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church and is the patron saint of Nancy. He has been described as the first roi fainéant—do-nothing king—of the Merovingian dynasty.

Children of Sigebert and Immachilde
118......Berswinde b 649 Metz d 744
119......Blichilde dob unknown d 765
120......Dagobert b 652 Austraia d 23 Dec 679 Stenay m (a) Mathilde von METZ 668 Austrasia (b) Giselle Adele de RAZES 671


112 Clovis "le Faineant".MEROVING II m Bathilde (d 685 Monastere de Chelles) 651

Children of Clovis and Bathilde
121......Theuderic b 652 d 691 St Vaast d'Arras
122......Chlothar b 653 d 673
Note: Chlothar was King of Metz 656 to 660
123......Childerich b abt 655 d 675
Note: Childerich was King of Metz (Austrasie) (660-675), Soissons (Neustrie), Paris, Orléans, Bourgogne and all the Land of Franks (673-675)


A9 Eticho I (Duke of Alsace) m Berswinde de METZ (b abt 650)

Child of Eticho and uBerswinde
A10......Eticho II b 673 d 721
Note: Eticho became Comte of Lower Alsace
A11......Adalbert b abt 675 d 5 Dec 741
A12......Ottilia b 677 d 13 Dec 722
A13......Rosvvinda b 679
A14......Hugo b 781



GENERATION 25

48e Itta Idoberge de METZ m Pepin I CAROLING (b 574 d 639)

Note: Pepin was, perhaps, the most important, powerful person inthe empire during his age. As duke of Brabant and mayor of the palace(first minister) of kings Clotaire II, Dagobert I, and Sigebert III, hedetermined much of the policy of the Franks. Pepin, the ancestorof the Carolingian dynasty of French kings, was the husband of Blessed Itta and father Grimoald, of Saint Gertrude of Nivelles and Saint Begga.He is described as a lover of peace and the constant defender of truth and justice, though it may not seem that way at first glance
Pepin and Bishop Arnulf of Metz aided King Clotaire II of Neustria in overthrowing Queen Brunhilda of Austrasia in 613. In recognition ofthe important roles they played, Clotaire appointed them mayors of thepalace to rule Austrasia for Clotaire's son Dagobert I from 623. When Pepin rebuked Dagobert (who had succeeded his father about 629) for his licentious life, Dagobert discharged him and he retired to Aquitaine. Dagobert still respected him enough to appoint him tutor of his three-year-old son Sigebert before his death in 638, and Pepin returned and ruled the kingdom until his own death the following year.

Children of Pepin and Itta
48f......Begue b 513 Landen, Liege, Belgium d 694
48g......Grimoald b 620 Aachen d abt 660
Note: Grimoald became Mayor of the Palace at Aachen
48h......Gertrude b 626 Landen, Liege, Belgium


114 Bodesgil MEROVING II m Ode SUEVIAN (Abesse d'Amay b 560 d 634) bef 582

Note: Bodesgil was Governor of Aquitaine
These were my 40 times great grandparents

Child of Bodesgil and Ode
124......Arnoul b 13 Aug 582 Old Saxony d 16 Aug 640 bur Church of Apostles, Metz


115 Earcobeart OISCINGAS (King of Kent) m Seaxburh WUFFINGA

Note: Seaxburh was the daughter of Anna WUFFINGA (King of East Anglia) and Seawara.
After the death of her husband on July 14, 664, Seaxburh ruled Kent herself until her son came of age. Thereafter, she became a nun and founded the abbey of Minster-in-Sheppey, shortly afterwards moving to Ely to join her sister Aethelthryth in the double monastery she founded there. When Aethelthryth died around 679, Seaxburh was elected abbess in her place. In a vivid demonstration of the dynastic value of the cult of royal saints in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, in 695 she organised the translation of St Etheldreda's incorrupt body to a new shrine she had erected at Ely, which included a sarcophagus that was made of white marble from the Roman ruins at Grantchester.
The date of her death is not known with any certainty, but she was buried at Ely. Her feast day is celebrated on July 6.

Children of Earcobeart and Seaxburh
125......Hlothhere dob unknown d 6 Feb 685
Note: Hlothhere succeeded his brother Ecgberht I in 673. He must have come into conflict with Mercia, since in 676 the Mercian king ģthelred invaded Kent and caused great destruction; according to Bede, even churches and monasteries were not spared, and Rochester was laid waste. Hlothhere's rule survived this onslaught, however. He appears for a time to have reigned jointly with his nephew Eadric, son of Ecgberht I, since a code of laws still extant was issued under both their names. In 685, Eadric went into exile and led the South Saxons against Hlothhere, who was defeated and died of his wounds.
126......Ecgberht b 641 d 673
127......Eormenhild dob unknown d 701 m Wulfhere King of Mercia 660


119 Blichilde MEROVING m 123 Childerich MEROVING 668

Children of Childerich and Blichilde
128......Dagobert dob unknown d 675
129......Chilperich b abt 670 d 13 Feb 721 Noyon, France


A11 Adalbert (Duke of Alsace) m (a) Gerlinde ACTONIDES (b 679 Alsace) (b) Ingina of Alsace

Note: Adalbert seems to have concentrated his power in northern Alsace (the later Nordgau) around the Diocese of Strasbourg. He founded the convent of Saint Stephen at Strasbourg and installed his daughter Attala as its first abbess. In 722 he established a monastery in honour of the Saint Michael the Archangel at Honau on an island in the Rhine north of Strasbourg. This last establishment was co-founded by a group of monks from Ireland led by the first abbot, Benedict. Honau passed to King Theuderic IV on Adalbert's death.

Children of Adalbert and Ingina
A15......Eberhard b 687 Alsace
A16......Luitfrid b 707 Alsace
A17......Eugenia b 699 Alsace
A18......Attala b 701 Alsace
A19......Gundlindis b 703 Alsace
A20......Maso b 705 Alsace



GENERATION 26

48f Begue CAROLING m Ansegisel (aka Segislius)de AUSTRASIA (b 602 Ansgise Westphaliad 685 France)

Children of Begue and Ansgise
48i......Pepin (Pippin) b 635 Heristal, Liege d 16 Dec 714 Jupile
48j......Dode b 655 Heristal d 3 Jun 692


124 Arnoul MEROVING m Dode de METZ (b 586 Old Saxonia, Gerthe d 611) abt 596

Note: Arnoul gave distinguished service at the Austrasian court under Theudebert II (595-612). About 611 he was made bishop of Metz. In 613, Arnulf and Pippin of Landen, whose daughter Begga, had married Arnoul's son Ansegisel, led the opposition of Frankish nobles to Queen Brunhilda of Austrasia. The revolt led to her overthrow, torture, and eventual execution, and the subsequent reunification of Frankish lands under Clotaire II, the dowager queen's nephew. Though Arnoul wanted to retreat to the Vosges mountains as a hermit, he was persuaded to stay and became the bishop of Metz. From 623 (with Pippin of Landen, then the Mayor of the Palace), he was an adviser to Dagobert I. With his friend Romaric, he retired in 627 to a mountain site in the Vosges, to implement his lifelong resolution to become a hermit.

Children of Arnoul and Dode
130......Clodulphe b 596 d 690 Metz
Note: Clodulphe became Bishop of Metz
131......Ansegisel b 607 Austrasia d 678 Andene Monastery
131a....Walacho dob unknown d 21 Apr 665


A16 Luitfrid I (Duke of Alsace) m Edith (b abt 719)

Children of Luitrid and Edith
A21......Luitfrid II b 740 Alsace
A22......Theitbaldus b 742 Alsace



GENERATION 27

131 Ansegesil MEROVING m Begga de LANDEN (b 613 Landen d 17 Dec 693)

Note: On the death of her husband in the year 691 Begga built a church and convent at Andenne on the Meuse Rover and died there. She was canonised.Her feast day is December 17th.

Children of Ansegesil and Begga
132......Pepin "Le Gros" NIBELUNG b 635 Heristal d 16 Dec 714 Junille, Meuse
133......Dode b aft 651 d 3 Jun 694 m 121 Theuderic MEROVING King of the Franks
134......Chrodechildis b 653 d aft 6 Jun 694 m 121 Theuderic MEROVING King of the Franks


A21 Luitfrid II m Hiltrude (b abt 744) 764

Children of LuitfridII and Hiltrude
A23......Hugues b 765 Upper Alsace
A24......Luithard dob unknown d abt 830



GENERATION 28

132 Pepin II "Le Gros" NIBELUNG (aka PIPPIN) m (a) Plectrudis d'AUSTRASIE abt 675 (b) with Alpais concubine

Note: Pepin defeated the Muslims at the Battle of Poitiers or Tours in October 732. and defeated the Saxons in 738 he was mayor of the Palace of Austrasia.
Plectrudis was the daughter of Hugobert and Irmina (Abbess of Oeren); she was regent for her grandson Theodebald, but opposed by her stepson Charles "Martel" whom she imprisoned. Charles escaped, and defeated the forces of Plectrudis at Vinchy, near Cambrai, 28 May 717. She founded St Maria im Kapitol at Koln.

Children of Pepin and Alpais
135......Karl "Martel" b 676 Heristal d 15 Oct 741 Quierzy-sur-Oise bur Monastery of St Denis, Saint Denis, France
136......Childebrande b 668 Perracy d 751 Heristal

Children of Pepin and Plectrudis
137......Drogo dob unknown d 24 Mar 708 bur Metz Abbey of St Arnoul m Adeltrudis de NEUSTRIE
Note: Adaltrudis was the daughter of Bercharde NEUSTRIE and Anstrudis.
138......Grimoald b 695 d 714 m Theodesindis of Frisia
Note: Theodesindis was the daughter of Ratbod duke of the Frisians


A23 Hugues II "Le Mefiant" (Comte of Upper Alsace) m Ava de TOURS b abt 769

Children of Hugues and Ava
A25......Ermengarde b 800 Alsace d 20 Mar 851
A26......Luitfrid III b 798 Tours d as infant
A27......Adelaide b 802 Tours
A28......Bertha b 790 Tours
A29......Hugh b 802 d after 853



GENERATION 29

135 Karl (Carolus) "Martel" NIBELING m (a) Chrotud de TREVES (b abt 690 Moselle d 724) 706 (b) with concubine Swanhilde AGILOFINGES b abt 700 Bavaria (c) with concubine Chrothais (b abt 690)

Note: Karl (aka Charles) was the natural son of Pepin of Herstal and a woman named Alpais or Chalpaide. Pepin, who in 714, had outlived his two legitimate sons, Drogon and Grimoald, and to Theodoald, a son of the latter and then only six years old, fell the burdensome inheritance of the French monarchy. Karl, who was then twenty-six, was not excluded from the succession on account of his birth, Theodoald himself being the son of a concubine, but through the influence of Plectrude, Theodoald's grandmother, who wished the power invested in her own descendants exclusively.
To prevent any opposition from Karl she had him cast into prison and, having established herself at Cologne, assumed the guardianship of her grandson. But the different nations whom the strong hand of Pepin of Herstal had held in subjections, shook off the yoke of oppression as soon as they saw that it was with a woman they had to deal. Neustria gave the signal for revolt (715), Theodoald was beaten in the forest of Cuise and, led by Raginfrid, mayor of the palace, the enemy advanced as far as the Meuse. The Frisians flew to arms and, headed by their duke, Ratbod, destroyed the Christian mission and entered into a confederacy with the Neustrians.
The Saxons came and devastated the country of the Hattuarians, and even in Austrasia there was a certain faction that chafed under the government of a woman and child. At this juncture Karl escaped from prison and put himself at the head of the national party of Austrasia. At first he was unfortunate. He was defeated by Ratbod near Cologne in 716, and the Neustrians forced Plectrude to acknowledge as king Chilperic, the son of Childeric II, having taken this Merovingian from the seclusion of the cloister, where he lived the name of Daniel.
But Karl was quick to take revenge. He surprised and conquered the Neustrians at Ambleve near Malmedy (716), defeated them a second time at Vincy near Cambrai (21 March, 717), and pursued them as far as Paris. Then retracing his steps, he came to Cologne and compelled Plectrude to surrender her power and turn over to him the wealth of his father, Pepin.

In order to give his recently acquired authority a semblance of legitimacy, he proclaimed the Merovingian Clotaire IV King of Austrasia, reserving for himself the title of Mayor of the Palace. It was about this time that Karl banished Rigobert, the Bishop of Reims, who had opposed him, appointing in his stead the warlike and unpriestly Milon, who was already Archbishop of Trier.
The ensuing years were full of strife. Eager to chastise the Saxons who had invaded Austrasia, Karl in the year 718 laid waste their country to the banks of the Weser. In 719 Ratbod died, and Karl seized Western Friesland without any great resistance on the part of the Frisians, who had taken possession of it on the death of Pepin. The Neustrians, always a menace, had joined forces with the people of Aquitaine, but Karl hacked their army to pieces at Soissons. After this defeat they realized the necessity of surrendering, and the death of King Clotaire IV, whom Karl had placed on the throne but two years previously, facilitated reconciliation of the two great fractions of the Frankish Empire. Karl acknowledged Chilperic as head of the entire monarchy, while on their side, the Neustrians and Aquitainians endorsed Karl's authority ; but, when Chilperic died, the following year (720) Karl appointed as his successor the son of Dagobert III, Thierry IV, who was still a minor, and who occupied the throne from 720 to 737. A second expedition against the Saxons in 720 and the definitive submission of Raginfrid, who had been left the county of Angers (724), re-established the Frankish Monarchy as it had been under Pepin of Herstal, and closed the first series of Karl Martel's struggles.
The next six years were devoted almost exclusively to the confirming of the Frankish authority over the dependent Germanic tribes. In 725 and 728 Karl went into Bavaria, where the Agilolfing dukes had gradually rendered themselves independent, and re-established Frankish suzerainty. He also brought thence the Princess Suanehilde, who seems to have become his mistress. In 730 he marched against Lantfrid, Duke of the Alemanna, whom he likewise brought into subjection, and thus Southern Germany once more became part of the Frankish Empire, as had Northern Germany during the first years of the reign. But at the extremity of the empire a dreadful storm was gathering. For several years the Moslems of Spain had been threatening Gaul. Banished thence in 721 by Duke Eudes, they had returned in 725 and penetrated as far as Burgundy, where they had destroyed Autun. Duke Eudes, unable to resist them, at length contented himself by negotiating with them, and to Othmar, one of their chiefs, he gave the hand of his daughter But this compromising alliance brought him into disfavour with Karl, who defeated him in 731, and the death of Othmar that same year again left Eudes at the mercy of Moslem enterprise. In 732 Abd-er-Rahman, Governor of Spain, crossed the Pyrenees at the head of an immense army, overcame Duke Eudes, and advanced as far as the Loire, pillaging and burning as he went. In October, 732, Karl met Abd-er-Rahman outside of Tours and defeated and slew him in a battle (the Battle of Poitiers) which must ever remain one of the great events in the history of the world, as upon its issue depended whether Christian Civilization should continue or Islam prevail throughout Europe. It was this battle, it is said, that gave Charles his name, Martel (Tudites) "The Hammer", because of the merciless way in which he smote the enemy.

The remainder of Karl Martel's reign was an uninterrupted series of triumphant combats. In 733-734 he suppressed the rebellion instigated by the Frisian duke, Bobo, who was slain in battle, and definitively subdued Friesland, which finally adopted Christianity. In 735, after the death of Eudes, Karl entered Aquitaine, quelled the revolt of Hatto and Hunold, sons of the deceased duke, and left the duchy to Hunold, to be held in fief (736). He then banished the Moslems from Arles and Avignon, defeated their army on the River Berre near Narbonne, and in 739 checked an uprising in Provence, the rebels being under the leadership of Maurontus. So great was Karl's power during the last years of his reign that he did not take the trouble to appoint a successor to King Thierry IV, who died in 737, but assumed full authority himself, governing without legal right. About a year before Karl died, Pope Gregory III, threatened by Luitprand, King of Lombardy, asked his help. Now Karl was Luitprand's ally because the latter had promised to assist him in the late war against the Moslems of Provence, and, moreover, the Frankish king may have already suffered from the malady that was to carry him off - two reasons that are surely sufficient to account for the fact that the pope's envoys departed without gaining the object of their errand. However, it would seem that, according to the terms of a public act published by Charlemagne, Karl had, at least in principle, agreed to defend the Roman Church, and death alone must have prevented him from fulfilling this agreement. The reign, which in the beginning was so full of bloody conflicts and later of such incessant strife, would have been an impossibility had not Karl procured means sufficient to attract and compensate his partisans. For this purpose he conceived the idea of giving them the usufruct of a great many ecclesiastical lands, and this spoliation is what is referred to as the secularization by Karl Martel. It was an expedient that could be excused without, however, being justified, and it was pardoned to a certain extent by the amnesty granted at the Council of Lestines, held under the sons of Karl Martel in 743. It must also be remembered that the Church remained the legal owner of the lands thus alienated. This spoliation and the conferring of the principal ecclesiastical dignities upon those who were either totally unworthy or else had naught but their military qualifications to recommend them - as, for instance, the assignment of the episcopal Sees of Reims of Reims and Trier to Milon - were not calculated to endear Karl Martel to the clergy of his time. Therefore, in the ninth century Hincmar of Reims related the story of the vision with which St. Eucher was said to have been favoured and which showed Karl in hell, to which he had been condemned for robbing the Church of its property. But notwithstanding the almost exclusively warlike character of his reign, Karl Martel was not indifferent to the superior interests of civilization and Christianity. Like Napoleon after the French Revolution, upon emerging from the years 715-719, Karl, who had not only tolerated but perpetrated many an act of violence against the Church, set about the establishment of social order and endeavoured to restore the rights of the Catholic hierarchy. This explains the protection which in 723 he accorded St. Boniface (Winfrid), the great apostle of Germany, a protection all the more salutary as the saint himself explained to his old friend, Daniel of Winchester, that without it he could neither administer his church, defend his clergy, nor prevent idolatry. Hence Karl Martel shares, to a certain degree, the glory and merit of Boniface's great work of civilization. He died after having divided the Frankish Empire, as a patrimony between his two sons, Carloman and Pepin.

Children of Karl and Chlotrud
139......Jerome dob unknown
140......Ladree b 712 Hesbaye m Comte Sigrande de HESBAYE713 Austrasia d 17 Aug 755
141......Carloman b 713 Austrasia d 17 Aug 755 Monastery at Monte Cassino m Note: In 747 Carloman renounced the world and entered the monestary of Monte Cassino having been Mayor of Austraia
142......Pepin "le Bref" b 714 Jupille, Belgium d 24 Sep 768 St Denis, Paris bur in basilica of St Denis
See Pepin's descendants here
143......Chiltrude b 716 Austrasia d 754

Child of Karl and Agilofonges
144......Aldane b 715 Bayern m Theodric D'AUTUN

Children of Karl and Chrothais
145......Bernhard Caroling b 725 Austrasia d 787
Note: Bernhard became a Duke of the Austrasian Franks
146......Hieronymous "Martel" Caroling b 727 d aft 775 m Ercheswindis
147......Auda CAROLING b 726 Bayern


136 Childebrand de PERRACY m Rolande d'AUTUN (b 696 Autun)

Children of Rolande and Childebrand
136b......Nibelung b 718 d 9 Oct 768 m Bertha d'AUTUN
136c......Theuderic (Thierry) b 720 Babylon d bef 805 Aude



GENERATION 30

A29 Hugh (Comte Bourges, Auxerre and Nevers) m unknown

Child of Hugh and unknown
A30......Stephen b 830 d 864


136c Theuderic de SEPTIMANIE (Exilarch of Narbonne) m 147 Auda CAROLING (b 726)

Children of Theuderic and Auda
136d......Theodoen b 745 Autun d bef 804
136e......Aube b 746 Autun
136f......Bertha b 752
136g......Guillame b 760 Toulouse d 28 May 812
136h......Redburgh b 762 Toulouse d 858 m Egbert de WESSEX b abt 775 d 4 Feb 839



GENERATION 31

A30 Stephen (Count of Bourges) m unknown

Child of Stephen and unknown
A31......Hugh b 862 d abt 892



GENERATION 32

A31 Hugh de BOURGES m Rothilde de NEUSTRIA (b 871 d 22 Mar 928)

Childof Hugh and Rothilde
A32......Richende b 892 Blois
See Richenda's descendants here





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