King of Austrasia (662-675), King of the Franks (673-675).
Childeric was the second son of Clovis II, and the brother of Chlotar III, King of
Neustria and Burgundy. He became King of Austrasia in 662 A.D. after the elimination of Childebert the Adopted and his father, Grimoald, Mayor of the Palace. He reigned under the control of his aunt, Immichilde. In 673 A.D, he removed King Theodoric III of Neustria and Burgundy from power and placed all the Frankish states under his own authority. He was assassinated in 675 A.D. by the Elders of Neustria in Lognes Forest.