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  Childebert I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Childebert I was born about 496 at Rheims, in the Marne, département, of France and died in 558.
In the partition of his father's realm in 511 he received as his share the town of Paris, and the country to the north as far as the river Somme, and to the west as far as the English Channel, with the Armorican peninsula.
Childebert also made a series of expeditions against the Visigoths of Spain; in 542 he took possession of Pampeluna with the help of his brother Clotaire I, and besieged Zaragoza, but was forced to retreat.
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 Childebert II of Austrasia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Childebert II (570-595), king of Austrasia, was a son of Sigebert I.
When his father was assassinated in 575, Childebert was taken from Paris by Gundobald, one of his faithful lords, to Metz, where he was recognized as sovereign.
Childebert II had had relations with the Byzantine Empire, and fought in 585 in the name of the emperor Maurice against the Lombards in Italy.
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 The Basilica Of Childebert - Saint Germain Des Press
From Childebert to Dagobert the basilica had served as sepulchre for the kings and princes of the Merovingien Dynasty, all those who died in Paris or in the diocese were buried beneath the paving of the splendid monument to its founder and its patron saints.
Childebert and Clotaire were so touched, says the narrative, that they raised the siege and promised to leave the Visigoths in peace—upon two conditions: first, that Arianism be abolished in Spain; and second, that the tunic of Saint-Vincent be given them as a trophy of war.
The bones of Childebert and of Ultrogothe, his wife, in separate sarcophagi, were gathered up in the year 1656 and reinterred in the centre of the choir of the basilica, in a new tomb of marble upon whose sides the Benedictines had engraved beautiful antique inscriptions.
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 Book Two Powerful king
Childebert, who was king of Paris, was angry and envious when he saw that she held them so dear, because he thought that the love and affection that his mother should have expressed towards him were instead going into her love for them.
Childebert was moved by pity, or pretended that he was, and he told his brother to calm the wrath of his heart by thinking of the bonds of kinship, letting the law of nature conquer the stirrings of wrath, and if he did this, he promised whatever reward he wished in exchange for this boon.
King Childebert, who was always thinking of evil, understood very clearly that he would not be able to defeat king Theudebert or conquer him by force; he knew very well that it would be a more profitable thing for him to make a friendly alliance, than to try something that he could not bring off.
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 Childebert I, King of Paris   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In 531, Childebert went to Spain where his sister was being mistreaded by her husband, King Amalaric of the Visigoths, because of her Catholic faith.
Childebert decided to turn his attention to Spain, where he took much land in the Pyrenees.
Childebert died in 558, and his kingdom passed to Chlotar, now King of all the Franks.
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 CHILDERIC - LoveToKnow Article on CHILDERIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In the partition of his fathers realm in 511 he received as his share the town of Paris, and the country to the north as far asthe river Somme, and to the west as far as the English Channel,with the Armorican peninsula.
When his father was assassinated in 575, Childebert was taken from Paris by Gundobald, one of his faithful leudes, to Metz, where he was recognized as sovereign.
He was then only five years old, and during his long minority the powerwas disputed between his mother Brunhilda and the nobles.Chilperic, king at Paris, and King Gontran of Burgundy, soughtalliance with Childebert, who was adopted by both in turn.But after the assassination of Chilperic in.
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 Childebert II, King of Austrasia and Burgundy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In 581, his childless uncle King Chilperic I of Soissons named Childebert II to be his successor, however when he died he had an infant son Chlotar II who inherited that throne.
Childebert then accepted 50,000 gold pieces from the Eastern Emperor Maurice to drive the Lombards out of Italy, which he did not do.
In 595, at the age of 25, King Childebert II, ruler of over two thirds of Frankish Gaul, was poisoned by a group of Austrasian nobles, and his young sons Theudebert II and Theuderic II became kings of Austrasia and Burgundy respectively under the control of their grandmother, Queen Brunhild.
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 Book IV
Present were the daughter and the sister of king Childebert, and many barons of France and Burgundy, for everyone knew that king Childebert would have the kingdom of Burgundy after the death of his uncle, king Guntram.
He spoke highly of the honor that had been paid to him out of respect for Childebert, and then said that he was very angry at the way the Carthaginians had treated him when he passed through their country, and that he would take vengeance upon them, at the king's pleasure.
This king Childebert was the son of king Sigebert, and was called young Childebert, because there had been another before him; he had two sons who were still small and young; one was named Theudebert, and the younger Theuderic.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Saint Germain, Bishop of Paris
Childebert learning this, spared the city and in return the bishop presented him with the saint's stole.
Childebert fell dangerously ill about this time, at his palace of Celles, but was miraculously healed by Germain, as is attested in the king's letters-patent bestowing the lands of Celles on the church of Paris, in return for the favour he had received.
Childebert was succeeded by Clotaire, whose reign was short.
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 Childebert II -
Childebert was the son of King Sigibert I and Brunhilde.
In 592 Gontran died, and Childebert II took the throne of Burgundy and immediately made war against his cousin, Clotaire, but was defeated in 593.
When Childebert died in 595 his kingdom was divided between his two sons, Théodebert II and Thierry II.
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Little more is known of Queen Clotilda during the lifetime of husband, but it may be conjectured that she interceded with him, at the time of his intervention in the quarrel between the Burgundian kings, to win him to the cause of Godegisil as against Gondebad.
Childebert and Clotaire, however, who had divided between them the inheritance of their elder brother, did not wish the children to live, to whom later on they would have to render an account.
Clotaire, closely pursued by Childebert, who had been joined by Theodebert, son of Thierry I, took refuge in the forest of Brotonne, in Normandy, where he feared that he and his army would be exterminated by the superior forces of his adversaries.
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 Clovis I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Clovis I died in 511 and is interred Saint Denis Basilica, Paris, France, whereas his father had been buried with the older Merovingian kings at Tournai.
Upon his death, his realm was divided among his four sons, (Theuderic, Chlodomer, Childebert, and Clotaire).
This created the new political units of the Kingdoms of Reims, Orléans, Paris and Soissons and inaugurated a period of disunity which was to last with brief interruptions until the end (751) of his Merovingian dynasty.
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And Childebert and Clothar rose against Theodobert and wished to take the kingdom from him, but he was defended by his leudes, after they had received gifts from him, and was established in his kingdom.
Childebert saw that he was not able to prevail, and sent an embassy to him, and bade him come to him, saying: "I have no sons, I wish to treat you as a son." And when he came he bestowed such rich gifts upon him that all wondered.
And Childebert, being envious of king Clothar, and deceitful, joined with Theodobert his nephew, and they divided the gold between them, and refused to give any of it to king Clothar.
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 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of September 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
When Cloud was eight, Childebert plotted with his brother Clotaire of Soissons, to seize their land by eliminating the boys.
Childebert's familiar so twisted Clotilde's reply that it was made to appear that she had chosen death.
In fear the second child, Gunthaire, fled to his uncle Childebert, whose heart was so softened by fear and sickened at the brutal murder of his nephew Theobald that he tried to protect him.
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 St. Germanus
King Childebert, who till then had been an ambitious worldly prince, by the sweetness and the powerful discourses of the saint, was entirely converted to piety, and by his advice reformed his whole court.
King Childebert was moved with their devotion, and desiring to speak with the bishop of the city, promised to withdraw his army, on condition he might obtain some portion of the relics of St.
By his advice, king Childebert issued an edict commanding all idols to be destroyed throughout his dominions, and forbidding all indecent dances and diversions on Sundays and festivals.
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 47th Generation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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.
From Childebert's death (595) until her own, Fredegund intrigued on Chlotar's behalf against Brunhild, who sought to rule through Childebert's sons, Theodebert II of Austrasia and Theodoric II of Burgundy.
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The death of Theudebert, in 548, was soon followed by that of his son Theobald, in 555, and by the death of Childebert in 558, Clotaire I, the last of the four brothers, becoming sole heir to the estate of his father, Clovis.
During this period of intestine strife, King Gontran was vainly endeavouring to wrest Septimania from the Visigoths, as well as defend himself against the pretender Gondowald, the natural son of Clotaire I, who, aided by the nobles, tried to seize part of the kingdom, but fell in the attempt.
When Gontran died in 592, his inheritance passed to Childebert II, son of Sigebert and Brunehilde, and after this king's death in 595 his states were divided between his two sons, Theudebert II taking and Thierry II Burgundy.
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 AllRefer.com - Clotaire I (French History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
In 524 he and his brother Childebert I divided the kingdom of their deceased brother Clodomir, whose children they murdered.
In 534 Clotaire and Childebert seized and divided the First Kingdom of Burgundy, and in 542 they attacked the Visigoths of Spain but were repulsed before Zaragoza.
The deaths of Theodebald, Theodoric's grandson (555), and of Childebert (558) made Clotaire sole king of the Franks.
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 A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In 555, being present at Paris on some mission to Childebert, when that see was vacant by the death of Eusebius, he was raised to the archbishopric.
This church was said to have been consecrated by St. Germanus on the day Childebert died (Dec. 23, 558).
Childebert's successor Clotaire was, according to Venantius Fortunatus, at first not equally amenable, but a sickness changed his disposition.
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 Royalty.nu - Royal History - Empire of the Franks - Merovingian Dynasty
After Clovis's death, the kingdom of the Franks was divided among his sons Theuderic I, Chlodomer, Childebert I, and Chlothar I. Clovis's heirs conquered other kingdoms (including Burgundy) and enlarged the Frankish empire, but they also fought each other for power.
Coveting their dead brother's kingdom, Childebert and Chlothar stabbed to death his two young sons.
Childebert died in 595, leaving two sons: Theudebert II, who became king of Austrasia, and Theuderic II, who became king of Burgundy.
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 57th Generation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
After the death of his brother, Clodomir, in 524, he murdered his nephews and shared the kingdom of Orléans with his two remaining brothers, Childebert I and Theodoric I. The deaths without heirs of the latter's grandson, Theodebald, in 555 and of Childebert in 558 brought all the Frankish lands finally under Chlotar's sway.
Chlotar's principal campaigns were against the Burgundians in 523 (with Childebert and Clodomir) and 532 to 534 (when he and Childebert finally imposed Frankish rule), against the Visigoths in 532 (with Theodoric) and 542 (with Childebert), and against the Thuringians in circa 531 (with Theodoric); he married the Thuringian princess, Radegunda.
Chlotar was ruthless and brutal, and the family rivalries and sometimes open hostilities in which he figured prominently were characteristic of Merovingian history; in 560 he even had his rebellious son, Chram, together with Chram's family, put to death.
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 Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
Still very young on the death of his father, Sigebert I, in 575, Childebert was dominated at times by his mother, Brunhild, who was hostile to his uncle, King Chilperic of Soissons.
The intervention in 575 of a second uncle, Guntram of Burgundy, to protect Childebert's southern lands against Chilperic was followed two years later by Guntram's adoption of his young nephew as his heir.
After Chilperic's death in 584, Childebert, now of age, purged the Austrasian nobility and, in ostensible alliance with the Byzantine emperor, embarked on a series of unsuccessful campaigns against the Lombards of Italy.
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 Family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He was known for his cruelty and plotted and implemented the murder of his brother's (Clodomir) sons with Childebert, his other brother.
Upon Childebert's death 23 December 558, he reunited all parts of the Frankish kingdom, and Clotaire becomes sole King of the Francs.
Childebert II King of The Franks b: WFT Est.
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 Northvegr - History of the Franks
The nun Ingytrude goes to Childebert to make charges against her daughter.
Meantime the festival of Saint Marcellus came, which is celebrated in the seventh month in the city of Chalon, and king Gunthram was present.
A second son, Theodoric, is born to Childebert.
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 Saints of May 28
Always austere, he was continuously pestered by the poor and never repulsed them; history has given him the title, "father of the poor." Germain was unwearying and fearless in his endeavors to put a stop to civil strife and to curb the viciousness of the Frankish kings, but with little effect.
Saint Radegund appealed successfully for protection against her brutal husband, Chlotar I. When he died, the great poet Venantius Fortunatus wrote a eulogy of his life which, in spite of its many incredible miracles and legends, fittingly thanks God for a vigorous and noble saint.
That King Childebert I should have founded such a place of Christian learning is a tribute to the influence of Saint Germain (Attwater, Benedictines, Bentley).
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