man Clovis of "'The Great'" Franks, King of Franks‏‎, son of Childeric of Franks, King of Franks and Basina Andovera of Thuringia‏.
Born ‎ 465 at , died ‎ Nov 27, 511 at Church of St. Pierre, Paris, France‎, 45 or 46 years
ID: I39740
Name: Clovis I "The Great" King of Franks 1
Sex: M
Name: Chlodovech (Clovis) I, of the Franks 2
Name: Clovis I "the Great" of the Franks 3 4
Birth: ABT 466 in Reims, Marne, Champagne, France 1
Birth: 463 in prob. Marne, France 2
Birth: ABT 476 in Rheims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France 4
Birth: ABT 486 in Rheims, Marne, France 3
Death: 27 NOV 511 in Church of St Pierre, Paris, France 1
Death: 27 NOV 511 in Church of Saint Pierre, France 4
Event: Ruled 481-511
Event: Acceded 482 2 5
Baptism: 22 SEP 496 2
Note:
King of the Salic Franks (481-511), King of France. (Came to throne at about age 15.

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Founder of the Empire of the Franks
"Rulers of the World" by R.F.Tapsell

Born: circa 466, son of Childeric I, King des Francs and Basine Andovera de Turinge , Clovis I became King between the Summer of 481 and Autumn of 482. According to Gregoire de Tours, he was only about 15 years of age at the time. In any case he was quite young as he was called "juvenis". Timelines here are bound to be fraught with error since the custom of counting years from the time of Jesus Christ was not established until the 8th Century. Thus, both the Larousse and the History of France assert a birth date circa 466 whereas Stuart's "Royalty for Commoners" claims Clovis I was alive in the year 420! That date is necessary to claim that Sigebert I is the son of Childebert, son of Clovis, since Stuart claims Sigebert I was King of the Salic Francs from 481 to 511.

Significant-Other: Evochilde before 486 - Evochilde was a concubine. Note - between 486 and 507: King of the Franks, Clovis I vanquished the Romans at Soissons in 486. Syagrius, the "Roman King" takes refuge in Toulouse under the protection of the King of the Wisigoths, Alaric [who had just become King in 484]. By the end of the year, Clovis I forced Alaric to give up Syagrius, and Clovis I secretly has Syagrius put to death. From 487 to 490, Clovis I extended his kingdom all the way to the Loire River, however, he respects the border of the Wisigoths to the South and of the Burgundians to the South-West, as well as that of the riparian Francs to the East. From 490 to 495, Clovis is occupied with the liquidation of the Salic Franc dynasty North of Gaule. King Chararic of Tongres is decapitated, and King Ragnacaire of Cambrai is executed. Upon the request for aid from the Riparian Francs, Clovis I defeats the Alamans (Germans) at the Battle of Tolbiac in 496 thus bringing Champagne under his jurisdiction. In 500, he wages war against Gondebaud, King of Burgundy defeating him near Dijon. Gondebaud retreats to Avignon. In 502, on the Cure and the Cousin, Clovis I and Gondebaud seal an alliance. From April to June 507, the French Army attack the Wisigoths, whose Kingdom extends from the Mediterranean to the ocean, and cross the Loire, going up the Valley of Calin toward Poitiers and encounter the Visigoth Army in the plain of Vouille, 15 km West of Clain. Alaric II, King of the Visigoths is killed and the Wisigoths thus are defeated. By 507, thanks to the efforts of his son, Thierry, the entire Meridional Gaule falls into Clovis I's control. In 508, the Franc Army lays siege on Arles in order to secure Provence. Theodoric, King of the Ostrogoths, occupies Provence, and his general, Ibbas, crosses the Alps to deliver Arles from Clovis I's clutch. Theodoric conquers the Burgundians at Avignon and Orange and makes Amalaric, his grandson and son of Alaric II, King of the Wisigoths. Clovis I loses the Bas-Languedoc, then called Septimania.

Around 510, Clovis has Cloderic, King of the Riparian tribes who had fought in his support at Vouille, assassinated, and proclaims himself King of the Riparians. Thus, the Kingdom extends from the Pyrenees, to the ocean to beyond the Rhine. Upon his death, according to Frankish custom, his kingdom was divided among his four sons: Thierry, Clodomir, Childebert and Clotaire. Married circa 493: Sainte Clotilde de Bourgogne , daughter of Chilperic, King de Bourgogne and N?; Clotilde was a Merovingien. By the time Clovis I married her, he already had a son through his concubine. Clotilde contributed to the conversion of Clovis to Christianity. After his death, she retired to the monastery of Saint-Martin in Tours (France). Her Feast Day is 3 June. Baptized: on 25 December 496; When the Queen, Clotilde, convinced Clovis I to have their son Ingomer baptized, he relented. Shortly afterwards, the son died."The Family Trees of the Kings of France"

CLOVIS I, King of the Franks (c. 481-511). Much of his reign was spent fighting in an efort to extend his kingdom. In 486, he defeated Syagrius, the last representative of Rome, near Soissons. He defeated the Alemanni in Tolbiac in 496, vanquisted King Gondebaud of Burgundy near Dijon c. 500, and defeated and killed Alaric II, King of the Visigorhts, in Couille in 507. He gradually unified the kingdom of the Franks until it covered nearly all of Gaul. Clovis married a Roman Catholic Burgundian princess, Clotilda, in 149, and this brought him support of the bishops....Under his wife's influence, Clovis had himself baptised with several thousand of his soldiers (c. 498). On his death, in accordance with Germanic tradition, his kingdom was divided between his four sons...

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Married ‎ at Not Married to:

woman Evochilde of "Unknown Rhenish princess" Cologne, of Franks‏‎
Born ‎± ABT. 466 at Cologne, Westphalia, German‎
Name: Evochilde de Cologne , of the Franks 1
Sex: F
Name: Unknown Rheinish princess 2
Birth: ABT 466 in Cologne, Westphalia/Germany 1

Marriage 1 Clovis I "The Great" King of Franks b: ABT 466 in Reims, Marne, Champagne, France
Married: ABT 484 in first wife 1
Children
Thierry I (Theoderic) King of Reims b: ABT 485 in Reims, Marne, Champagne, France

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1.
man Thierry of Franks, King of Reims‏
Born ‎± ABT. 485 at Reims, Marne, Champagne, France, died ‎± ABT. 534 at of Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France‎, approximately 49 years
ID: I15275
Name: Thierry de France I, King of Reims
_AKA: Theodoric I
Sex: M
Birth: ABT 0485 in of Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France
Death: ABT 0534 in of Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France
Burial: of Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France
Ancestral File 9GBL-39 1

Father: Clovis von die Franks I, King of the Franks b: ABT 0467
Mother: (Madam Clovis de Reims I) , Concubine of France b: ABT 0466 in Reims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France

Marriage 1 Suavegothe of the Burgundians , Princess of the Burgundians b: ABT 0492 in , , Germany
Children
Theodechilde de Reims , Princess of Reims b: 0523 in of Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France

Marriage 2 Eustere of the Visigoths , Princess of the Visigoths b: ABT 0490 in , , Spain
Children
Theodebert de Reims I, King of Reims b: ABT 0516 in of Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France

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2nd marriage
man Clovis of "'The Great'" Franks, King of Franks‏‎, son of Childeric of Franks, King of Franks and Basina Andovera of Thuringia‏.

Married ‎± ABT. 492 at Rheims, Marne, France (approximately 19 years married) to:

woman St. Clothilde of Burgundy‏‎, daughter of Chilperic of Burgundy, King of Burgundy and Aprippine Unknown‏.
Born ‎± ABT. 466 at Burgundy, Marne, France, died ‎ Jun 3, 548 at Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France‎, approximately 82 years
ID: I39741
Name: Clotida of Burgundy , St. 1 2
Sex: F
Name: Chrotechilde of Burgundy 3
Birth: ABT 466 in Bourgogne, France 4
Death: 3 JUN 548 in Tours, Ingre-Et-Loire, France 5 6

Father: Chilperic King of Burgundy b: ABT 449 in Bourgogne, France
Mother: Agrippine b: ABT 450 in Bourgogne, France

Marriage 1 Clovis I "The Great" King of Franks b: ABT 466 in Reims, Marne, Champagne, France
Married: ABT 492 in 2nd wife
Married: 493 in France 2
Children
Chlotar I (Clothaire) "The Old" King of Franks b: ABT 500 in Reims, Marne, Champagne, France
Ingomer
Chlodomir b: ABT 495
Childebert I b: ABT 496
Clotilda of the Franks b: ABT 497 in Rheims, Marne, France

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Children:

1.
man Chlotar of "'The Old'" Franks, King of Franks‏
Born ‎ 497 at Rheims, Marne, Champagne, France, died ‎ Nov 23, 561 at Compiegne, Loire, France‎, 63 or 64 years
ID: I39738
Name: Chlotar I (Clothaire) "The Old" King of Franks 1
Sex: M
Name: Chlothar I 2
Birth: ABT 500 in Reims, Marne, Champagne, France 1
Death: 23 NOV 561 in Compiegne, Loire, France 3
Event: Acceded 511 King of Soissons, then 555 King of Reims, and 558 King of the Franks 4 2
Event: Fact King of Soissons 4
Note:
King of Franks (558-561)
King of Soissons (511), King of Orleans, King of France

SOURCES:
"Rulers of the World" by R.F.Tapsell
Clotaire = Clothar I, King de Soissons (Paul, Nouveau Larousse Universel.) (Rosamond, Frankish kingdom under Carolingians.)
(Stuart, Royalty for Commoners, Page 216, Line 303-50.) (Andre Castelot, Histoire de La France, Tome 1, Pages 200 - 208, 214).

AKA: Clotaire I, King d'Orleans. AKA: Clotaire I, King d'Austrasie. Born: in 497, son of Clovis I, King des Francs and Sainte Clotilde de Bourgogne.

Married between 510 and 515: Ingonthe who was Clotaire I's first wife. She gave him a daughter and five sons, three of whom survived. Married circa 516: Aregonde); Radegonde was Clotaire I's second legitimate wife. Note - between 523 and 560: In accordance with Salic Law, upon Clovis I's death, his four sons [Thierry, the eldest and born from an unknown concubine before Clovis was married, and the other three, Clodomir, Childebert and Clotaire, divided the kingdom not unlike a cake, but with unequal parts. Clotaire, the youngest, received the most primitive lands, extending from the charbonniere forest [the North of Gaule] to the Somme River and beyond to include Noyon, Soissons and Laon. Soissons was its capital. The brothers constantly engaged in bloody fights in order to augment their holdings. In 523, three of Clovis I's sons, Clotaire, Childebert and Clodomir, launch their first campaign against the Burgundians. They catch Sigismond=Zygmund, out of the Monastery of Agaune, as well as his wife and his children. They are given to the custody of Clodomir. He has the entire family murdered by throwing them into a well at Saint-Peravy-la-Coulombe [near Patay] . Clotaire I became King of Orleans in 526 and King of Austrasie in 555. He was known for his cruelty and plotted and implemented the murder of his brother's (Clodomir) sons with Childebert, his other brother. In July through December 524, two of Clodomir's sons thus are murdered. Clodomir himself had died at the Battle of Vezeronce [in Isere] on 25 June 524. Clotaire gets Tours and Poitiers. In 531 Thierry and Clotaire I are occupied in battle against the Thuringians. Their King, Hermanefried died in combat by falling from a rempart in Tolbiac [with a little push] . His mother, Radegonde, who is among the captives, becomes Clotaire's third wife. In 532, Clotaire and Childebert begin their third campaign against the Burgundians. This time, they take Autun. Upon Thierry;s death in 534, his lands are divided, and Clotaire gets the entire southern portion of Thierry's holdings including Grenoble, Die and neighboring cities.

In 536, Clotaire obtains the northern part of Provence encompassing Orange, Carpentras and Gap from Vitiges, King of the Ostrogoths. When Theobald dies in 555, Clotaire gives the Auvergne to his son, Chramne. The next year, Clotaire would fail in his campaign against the Saxons, but they will continue to pay him an annual tribute of 500 cows. Chramne rebels and fights against his father. Upon Childebert's death 23 December 558, he reunited all parts of the Frankish kingdom, and Clotaire becomes sole King of the Francs. The following year, his son, Chramne again rebels, but has to seek refuge with the Count of Brittany, Conober who is established in Vannes. In 560, they lose to Clotaire and Chramne, his wife and their children are burnt alive on the orders of Clotaire. Married circa 547: Radegonde, Princess de Turinge , daughter of Hermanefried, King de Turinge (8164) and N? ; The Thuringians had been submitted to the Francs. Clotaire and his half-brother Thierry had led a brutal campaign against them and had crushed them on the banks of the Saale in 531. Among Clotaire's share of the bounty was a beautiful young girl, the Christian Princess Radegonde. Radegonde was Clotaire I's third legitimate wife, and fifth mate. Clotaire I was about 50 years old.The Family Trees of the Kings of France, p. 11: Chlotar I, the fourth son of Clovis, became King of Soissons as his 1/4th upon his father's death Over the years he absorbed the kingdom's given to his brothers and near the end of his life he became King of the Franks. Upon his death, his kingdom, like that of his father, was divied among four sons.

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2.
woman Clotilda of "Clotilda of Franks" Franks‏
Born ‎± ABT. 497 at Rheims, Marne, Champagne, France, died ‎± ABT. 531 at Spain‎, approximately 34 years
Name: Clotilda of the Franks 1
Sex: F
Title: Princess
Name: Chrotilda 2
Birth: ABT 497 in Rheims, Marne, France
Birth: ABT 507 in Rheims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France 3
Death: ABT 531 in Spain 4
Note: Not listed in the Directory of Royal Genealogy

Father: Clovis I "The Great" King of Franks b: ABT 466 in Reims, Marne, Champagne, France
Mother: Clotida of Burgundy , St. b: ABT 466 in Bourgogne, France

Marriage 1 Amalaric of the Visigoths b: ABT 495 in Ravenna, Italy
Married: ABT 526 3
Married: 517 2
Children
Athanagild King of Visigoths b: ABT 515 in Spain
Leodegild I King of Visigoths b: ABT 519 in Spain

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