584 - 629 (45 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
||Clotairené d' Austrasia |
||'II, le Jeune' |
||Geneagraphie | Ahnen BvS, Voorouders HW
||19 Mar 2010 |
- Roi de Neustrie (ou de Soissons) 09/584-613, roi de Bourgogne et roi d'Orléans et roi de Paris 613-613, roi des Francs 613-18/10/629
King of Neustria (584-629), King of the Franks (613-629).
Chlotar, the son of Chilperic I and Fredegund, was only a few months old when his father was murdered and his mother acted as Regent in Neustria until 597 A.D. She defended the kingdom against the King of Austrasia, Childebert II, but Chlotar II was defeated by Childebert's sons, Theodebert II and Theodoric II in 604 A.D. and lost almost all his territory. However, after their deaths in 612 and 613, he had Brunhild and King Sigebert II executed and took over their kingdoms, becoming sole King of the Franks. His reign was a period of prosperity marked by the emergence of landed gentry. Chlotar II appointed a Mayor of the Palace to head each of the three kingdoms (Neustria, Austrasia and Burgundy). In 614 A.D, he convened a meeting of leading noblemen and a council in Paris and published an Edict of Peace.