of the Franks, Theuderic I

Birth Name of the Franks, Theuderic I
Gender male
Age at Death unknown


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 636 Metz, Austrasia, France   1a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Austrasia, Dagobert I600-04-00639-01-19
Mother of Neustria, Nantechilde610642
    Brother     Merovingian, Clovis II 634 657-11-27
         of the Franks, Theuderic I 636

Source References

  1. Michael Neuman: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=michaelrneuman&id=I001578 Neuman-Smith-Goodale Family and Ancestors
      • Source text:

        ID: I001578
        Name: Dagobert I, King of Austrasia
        Sex: M
        Birth: 602 in Metz, Austrasia, France
        Death: 19 JAN 638/39
        Dagobert I
        From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

        Dagobert I (c. 603 - January 19, 639) was the king of the Franks from 629 to 639.

        The son of King Clotaire II, Dagobert became king of Austrasia and on the death of his father, the sole king of the Franks. By 632 he had Bourgogne and Aquitaine under his rule, becoming the most powerful of the Merovingian kings and the most respected ruler in the West. He married five times.

        As king, Dagobert I made Paris his capital. During his reign, he built the Altes Schloss Castle in Meersburg, 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.

        Dagobert was the last of the Merovingian kings to wield any real royal power. In 632 the nobles of Austrasia revolted under Mayor of the Palace Pepin I, and Dagobert appeased the rebellious nobles by putting his three-year-old son Sigebert III on the Austrasian throne, thereby ceding royal power in all but name. When Dagobert died in 639, another son, Clovis II, inherited the rest of his kingdom at age five.

        This pattern continued for the next century until Pippin III 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.

        Dagobert was the first of the French kings to be buried in the Royal tombs at Saint Denis Basilica.

        King Dagobert was immortalized by the song Le bon roi Dagobert (The good king Dagobert), a nursery rhyme featuring exchanges between the king and his chief adviser, St. Eligius (Eloi in the French text). The satirical rhymes place Dagobert in various ridiculous positions, from which Eligius' good advice manages to extract him. The text, which probably originated in the 18th century, became extremely popular as an expression of the anti-monarchist sentiment of the French Revolution. Other than placing Dagobert and Eligius in their respective roles, it has no historical accuracy.



        Father: Clothaire II Meroving , King of all Franks b: JUN 584 in Soissons, Aisneons, France
        Mother: Haldetrude de Bourgogne b: ABT 585 in Bourgogne, France

        Marriage 1 Regentrude De Franconia b: ABT 585 in Franconia, Germany
        Sigebert III, King of Austrasia b: ABT 625 in Metz, Austrasia, France
        Regentrude Von Austrasia b: ABT 627 in Metz, Austrasia, France
        Adela Von Austrasia b: ABT 636 in Metz, Austrasia, France

        Marriage 2 Princess of Neustria Nant├ęchilde b: ABT 610 in Neustria, France
        Clovis Chlodovech II, King of the Franks b: 634 in Metz, Austrasia, France
        Theuderic I, King of Franks b: ABT 636 in Metz, Austrasia, France


      • Citation:

        Descendants and ancestors of George Smith and Eva Goodale