Merovec der Franken

Merovec der Franken

Male 415 - 458  (43 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and more than 250 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Merovec der Franken 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 415  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 458 
    Person ID I15856  Geneagraphie | Voorouders HW, Ahnen BvS
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Chlodion I., "Long Haired",   b. 395,   d. 447  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Basina von Thüringen,   b. 398,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F5497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clodeswinthe,   b. 419, Westfalen Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 449  (Age 30 years) 
    Children 
     1. König Childerich der Franken,   b. Abt 436,   d. 26 Nov 484, Tournai Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F5498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Chief or king of the salian Franks of Tournai c. 460. Defeated Attila the Hun in 451, was son of son in law of Clodion

      The first dynasty of Frankish kings reigned over Gaul from 481 to 751 A.D. It gets its name from Merovech, Clovis' grandfather. The founder of the dynasty was Clovis I, King from 481 to 511 A.D, who, thanks to his many victories, was the first King of all the Franks.
      Since Germanic tradition demanded that a kingdom be divided between the heirs, Clovis' kingdom was later split up and, over the 6th century, three kingdoms gradually came into being - Neustria, Austrasia and Burgundy. They engaged in a long power struggle. The kingdom of the Franks was only reunified for short periods, during the reigns of Chlotar I (558-561), Chlotar II (613-629) and Dagobert I (632-6391.
      After 639 A.D, the Merovingian monarchy swiftly fell into a decline and real power passed to the Mayors of the Palace who succeeded in making their positions hereditary in Austrasia, through the Pippinides dynasty. This was the period of the "Sluggard Kings". Eventually, in 751 A.D, the Mayor of the Palace Pepin the Short removed the last Merovingian King, Childeric III from power and seized the throne. This marked the end of the first royal dynasty.

      Kg. der salischen Franken im Raum Brabant, Residenz Tournai (Toxandrien); wird vom Heermeister Aetius mit anderen fränkischen Kleinkönigen - meist Verwandte - ins römische Förderatenverhältnis gezwungen.; durchbricht nach dessen Ermordung 454 die römischen Grenzbefestigungen und erobert den Raum Artois - Picardie dazu.


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