Lothair II - King of Neustria(584-613) and all Franks(613-629)

Lothair II - King of Neustria(584-613) and all Franks(613-629)

Clotaire II Le Jeune roi de Neustrie (ou de Soissons) 584-613, roi de Bourgogne et roi d"Orleans et roi de Paris 613-613, roi des Francs 613-623, co roi d"Austrasie 623-629
epouse: Hadeltrude fille de Sigould I duc d"Austrasie. morte en 604
epouse: Bertrude ou Bertethrude ou Beretrude fille de Ricomer des Burgondes. morte en 620.
epouse: Sichile fille de Brunulphe II comte d"Ardennes
4 enfants:
- Merovee. mort en 604
- Dagobert I roi des Francs. cf: dessous
- Caribert II vice-roi d"Aquitaine 628-631
- X. mort en 622


(Clotaire DE NEUSTRIE)
Born in 584.
Died in 629.


Chilperic Ier DE NEUSTRIE 536-584
Fredegonde DE CAMBRAI ca 545-597

Marriages and children

Allied to Hadeltrude N... ca 585-604, with
N ca 600-622
Emma *603
Allied after 604 to Bertrude DE BURGONDIE ca 590-618 (Mariage : ou 601), with
Dagobert Ier ca 606-639
Caribert ca 608-631
Allied after 618 to Sichilde N... *ca 600


Profession : Roi des Francs de 613 629.

Chlotar II, King of NEUSTRIA and FRANKS


<B020775> Clotaire (Le_Grand) II MEROVING (King of Franks)
<B020772> Father: Chilperic I MEROVING (King)
<B020774> Mother: Fredegonde MEROVING? (Queen)
OCCUPATION: King of Franks
BIRTH: JUN 584, ,Neustria,France
DEATH: 28 SEP 628, ,,France
BURIAL: 628, St Vincent,Paris,France
Family 1:
<B026192> Altrude Haldetrude MEROVING?
<B020777> 1. Dagobert I MEROVING (King of Franks)
Family 2:
<B020776> Bertrude MEROVING? (Queen of Franks)
<B024817> 1. Charibert MEROVING (Duke)
Family 3:
<B026193> Sichilda MEROVING?

Accession to the thrown in 584. King of Franks (613-629)
Source: Genealogy of the Kings of France; Charlemagne"s Ancestors; Ahnentafel
of Edward III, King of England

(b. May or June 584--d. Oct. 18, 629), Merovingian king of Neustria and sole ruler of the Franks from 613.

An infant when his father, Chilperic I, was assassinated in 584, he was assured the succession by the power of his mother, Fredegund, and by the protection of his uncle, Guntram, king of Burgundy. Fighting off an attack by his cousin Childebert II of Austrasia-Burgundy in 592, Chlotar himself seized territory from Childebert"s young successors, Theodebert II and Theodoric II, in 596 but lost much of his realm to them in 599 or 600. In 613, however, when both were dead, Austrasian hostility toward Brunhild, great-grandmother of Theodoric"s young son, Sigebert II, allowed Chlotar to seize both Austrasia and Burgundy and thus to reunite the Frankish lands. He killed both Sigebert and Brunhild.

Chlotar enjoyed a high reputation among churchmen, relations with whom were regulated in a wide-ranging edict issued at the Council of Paris in October 614 and intended to settle the problems arising from the long years of turmoil. Apart from some trouble in Burgundy, the years after 613 were in fact peaceful. Chlotar did not unify the administration, however; he maintained separate mayors of the palace for the three districts over which he ruled, and in 623 he established his son, Dagobert I, as king of Austrasia.

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Lothar II split his own united kingdom, giving the eastern half
Austrasia to his son Dagobert, and keeping the western part Neustria
(his original half) for himself, and later delegating it on to his son

Clotaire II
King of the Franks 584-628.

Chlothar II

Chlothar(Clotaire)II,King of Franks(584-629)

(After murdering of Brunhild) The nobles had triumphed. They dictated to Clotaire II the terms of victory and he accepted them in the celebrated edict of 614, at least a partial capitulation of Frankish royalty to the nobility. The king promised to withdraw his counts from the provinces under his rule, i.e. he was virtually to abandon these parts to the nobles, who were also to have a voice in the selection of the prime minister or "mayor of the palace", as he was then called. He likewise promised to abolish the new taxes and to respect the immunity of the clergy, and not to interfere in the elections of bishops. He had also to continue Austrasia and Neustria as separate governments. Thus ended the conflict between the Frankish aristocracy and the monarchical power; with its close began a new period in the history of the Merovingian monarchy. As time went on royalty had to reckon more and more with the aristocracy. The Merovingian dynasty, traditionally accustomed to absolutism, and incapable of altering its point of view, was gradually deprived of all exercise of authority. In the shadow of the throne the new power continued to grow rapidly, become the successful rival of the royal house, and finally supplanted it. The great power of the aristocracy was vested in the mayor of the palace (major domus), originally the chief of the royal household. During the minority of the Frankish kings he acquired steadily greater importance until he came to share the royal prerogative, and eventually reached the exalted position of prime minister to the sovereign. The indifference of the latter, usually more absorbed in his pleasures than in public affairs, favoured the encroachments of the mayor of the palace", and this office finally became the hereditary right of one family, which was destined to replace the Merovingians and become the national dynasty of the Franks. Such then were the transformations which occurred in the political life of the Franks after the downfall of Brunehilde and during the reign of Clotaire II (614-29). While this king governed Neustria he was obliged, as has been said, to give Austrasia a separate government, his son Dagobert becoming its king, with Arnulf of Metz as councillor and Pepin of Landen as mayor of the palace (623). These two men were the ancestors of the Carolingian family. Arnulf was Bishop of Metz, though resident at court, but in 627 he resigned his episcopal see and retired into monastic solitude at Remiremont, where he died in the odour of sanctity. Pepin, incorrectly called of Landen (since it was only in the twelfth century that the chroniclers of Brabant began to associate him with that locality), was a great lord from Eastern Belgium. With Arnulf he had been at the head of the Austrasian opposition to Brunehilde.

Chlothar II of the Franks King Of Franks
(Chlothar King Of Franks)
Born in 584
Died in 629
Chilperic I of the Franks King Of Soissons ca 519-584
Fredegund (Of Soisson) +597
Marriages and children
Married to X Brynhild, with
Merovech Of The Franks
St. Ode Of The Franks
Charibert II of the Franks Duc de Aquitaine +632
Dagobert I of the Franks 602-639

Clotaire II
b.Mar 584

m.598 Hadeltrude(580-602), dau.of Sigoald I, Duke of Austrasia

m.602 Bertrade(582-618), dau.of Ricomere de Burgondie
1.Dagobert I

m.605 Sichilde(b.590), dau.of Brunulphe II, Cte d"Ardennes

Lothar Ii Chilpericson
died 629
1.Dagobert I The Great Lotharson

de_la_Francs, Chlothar II le_Grand Roi
Father: Soissons, Chilperich I de Roi
Mother: Fredegundis

m.BEF 599

b.BEF 584


Neustria, Dagobert I Austrasie Roi

m.BEF 608

b.BEF 593


Toulouse, Charibert II de Roi

Clotaire II "Le Jeune" ou "Le Grand" ( 18.10.584-4.01./18.10.629), roi de Soissons (584), de Paris (613-629), d"Orleans (613-629), de Metz (613-623), de Bourgogne et de tout le pays Franc (613-629) ep. 1. Hadeltrude (+ 604); 2. Beretrude ou Bertrude ( Neustrie, ...-620); 3. 618, Sichilde, soeur de Gometrude qui etait la femme de Dagobert Ier, roi de Metz (Austrasie) et de Paris (Neustrie). Dont :

- Du premier lit :

1. Merovee ( v. 599-604).

- Du second lit :

2. Dagobert Ier, roi de Paris et de Metz, qui suit.

- Du troisieme lit :

3. Charibert II ( v. 608-631), roi d"Aquitaine (630-631) ep. N... (princesse).
4. Un fils (+ v. 622).
5. Emma ( v. 603) ep. Eadbalde, fils d"Ethelred, roi de Kent.

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