Franks, Fredegunde

Birth Name Franks, Fredegunde
Gender female
Age at Death 52 years


# Note:

c.545–597, Frankish queen. The mistress of King Chilperic I of Neustria, she became his wife after inducing him to murder his wife Galswintha (567). Fredegunde and Brunhilda, Galswintha’s sister and wife of King Sigebert I of Austrasia, were
among the leading figures in the long war (561–613) between the Frankish kingdoms of Neustria and Austrasia. Fredegunde procured the deaths of Sigebert I and of her own stepchildren. After Chilperic’s murder (584) she acted as regent for her
son Clotaire II.

# Note:
# Note: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 545      
Death 597      
Event Note

B: 545
P: Soissons, Aisne, France
D: Abt. 597

Age: 52y


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Earlin, Brunulphe517
Mother Ostrogoths, Crotechilde de500
         Franks, Fredegunde 545 597


Family of Franks, Chilperic I Soissons and Franks, Fredegunde

Married Husband Franks, Chilperic I Soissons ( * 523 + 584-10-00 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 564   Religious Marriage  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Meroving, Clothaire II584-06-00628-09-28