Erpo (Erpen)



Erpo (Erpen)


Erpen

Notes

Second son of Varnacker. This Erpen, in the year 571, was governer of Gontram, son of Clothaire I., and Gregory of Tours styles him "Duke". In his time a church which had been burnt down in Orbin Street, in the city of Tours, was rebuilt.

See also:
Euses Arpin - last viscount of Bourges.
Agrippinus (aka Arpinus) the Saint - Bp of Naples(II-III centuries) [Fiest day: November 9]


Notes

Erpo, Duke of Auxerre (of King Gunthram), mentioned under 576-577 AD in following passage:

<<<At these answers he [*] was troubled and wept long at the tomb of the blessed bishop, and then taking duke Gunthram with him he went off with five hundred men or more. He left the holy church and while marching through the territory of Auxerre he was captured by Erpo, king Gunthram"s duke. And while he was being held by him he escaped by some chance and entered the church of the holy Germanus. On hearing this king Gunthram was angry and fined Erpo seven hundred gold pieces and removed him from office, saying: "You held prisoner one who my brother says is his enemy. Now if you intended to do this, you should first have brought him to me; otherwise you should not have touched him whom you pretended to hold prisoner.">>> (Gregory of Tours, "History of Franks", V, 14)

[*] Chilperic I


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