Clothilda Franks: Birth: 495. Death: Deceased
Note: 1 NAME Clovis I "The Great" King of the /Franks/ 1 NAME Clovis I "The Great" /Meroving/ 1 BIRT 2 DATE 463 1 BIRT 2 DATE ABT. 466 2 PLAC Rheims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France 1 DEAT 2 DATE 511 1 DEAT 2 DATE 27 NOV 511 2 PLAC Saint Pierre, France [De La Pole.FTW] Sources: RC 303; AF; Kraentzler 1636, 1777, 1780; "The Franks" by Edward James; Collins; Pfafman; Women in the Wall. Franks: United all the Franks. It was not done peacefully. Clovis' methods included conquest and murder. He personally killed one Frankish king andhis brother after they had been turned over to him. See Chapter 3 of "TheFranks." When he died in 511, the kingdom was divided among his four sons. Inthe next 50 years, the Franks and their Merovingian dynasty extended thepower and influence of much of western Europe and became the dominant Germanicsuccessor kingdom to the Roman Empire. Became a Christian and converted the Franks to Christianity. RC: Clovis I "the Great," King of the Salic Franks, 481-511. King ofFrance. K: Clovis I, King of the Franks. Died 493 (picked up a marriage date?) Also called Chlodwig. Pfafman: Clovis (Louis) I, the Great. Sole King of Franks 511, King ofSalic Franks 481-511. Became a devout Catholic responsible for Catholicisminstead of Arianism in large portion of Western Europe. Great statesman. ConqueredCentral and Southern France and Gaul, later conquered the Ripuerian Franks. His dominions became France.First important ruler of the Merovingian dynasty.He succeeded his father, Childeric I, as king of the Salian Franks at age15. His career focused largely on forging the Salian Franks on thenorthern Rhine River and the Ripuarian Franks on the lower Rhine into asingle dominion. He began with a victory in 486 over Syagrius, the lastRoman governor in northern Gaul. By 493, when he married the Burgundianprincess Clotilda (later canonized as St. Clotilda), Clovis had defeatedmany petty princes whose territories had surrounded his capital atSoissons. He next came into conflict in 496 with the confederation of Germanic tribes known as the Alamanni, who inhabitedland east of his domains. According to legend, it was only by invokingthe God of his Christian wife, Clotilda , that he defeated his enemy.Clotilda was almost certainly instrumental in Clovis's conversion toChristianity, and he was baptized in 496. He became the champion of orthodox Christians in everypart of Gaul and was supported effectively by the church in all hiscampaigns. He continued to fight the Alamanni, who were completelyconquered by 506; the next year the Visigoths were decisively defeatedwhen their king, Alaric II, was killed by Clovis in a battle nearPoitiers. Clovis made Paris the capital of the Frankish kingdom, which atthat time included most of present-day France and southwestern Germany. According to Salian custom, he divided his kingdom among his foursons."Clovis I," Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copy right (c) 1994 MicrosoftCorporation. Copy right (c) 1994 Funk & Wagna ll's Corporation. Clothilda converst him to Christianity in 496. 496 Clovis defeats theAlemanni near Strasbourg and is baptized by a friend St. Remigius (orRemy), Bishop of Rheims. When Clovis dies, his realm is devided among his4 sons. "The Timetables of History, The new Third Revised Edition, by Bernard Grun, Founder of the Empire of the Franks, foun der of the MEROVINGIANmonarchy. He rose from tribal chief to sole leader of the Salian FRANKS by dint of patience and murder. Hewon Gaul and SW Germany by fighting the Romans, Alemanni, Burgundians ,and Visigoths. His wife, St. Clotilda, encouraged his conversion (496) toChristianity. FILE: Concise Colu mbia Electronic Encyclopedia Copyright1994, Columbia University Press. NOTE: kinsman of Clovis I "the Great", King of the Sali c Franks NAME: Clovis the Riparian, K. of Cologne, Flourished about 420. Subjugated the Alamanni from the Main to the Alps. Conquered the kingdomof the Visigoths. Embraced Christianity. Source: The Mediterranean, Sagaof the Sea , by Emil Ludwig, c. 194 2 pg. 559
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