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King Clovis The Riparian, *[1, 2, 3]

Male 466 - 511  (45 years)


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  • Name Clovis The Riparian 
    Prefix King 
    Suffix
    Born 466  Tournai ? (Chlodovech) - son of Childeric Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Clovis,  born abt 466,  son of Childeric (abt 437-481), born at the city of Tournai (now part of modern Belgium).
    Gender Male 
    Died 511  Lutetia (Paris) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Paris ? - 1st of Merovingian Kings Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Clovis the 1st. aka Chlod'wig; Chlo'do-wech Born about 466. King of the Salian Franks, and one of the earliest rulers of the Merovingian dynasty of the Franks from 481-511. King of the Riparian Franks (Riparian - dwellers by the river bank = ripa)  He married Princess Clotilda, dtr of Chilperic, and niece of Gundobad. She was a Burgundian Christian and converted Clovis at their marriage in 496. Baptized by Remy, Bishop of Rheims. Clovis overthrew the Gallo-Roman colony ruled by Syagrius, near Soisson in 486. The Alemanni (Alamanni) crossed the Rhine and attacked the Franks who were led by Clovis. Clovis and his army Defeated the Alamanni at Tolbiacum (Zulpich), near the Rhine in 496. (near Strasbourg) - the Alamanni had settled the Alsace-Lorraine area in 443) Convinced that his prayers to the Christian God had been answered and helped him defeat the enemy, Clovis then was baptized, along with several thousand of his followers, and so Christianity came to the pagan kingdom of the Franks. Clovis Defeated the West Goths in 507. The Visigoths are defeated at the Battle of Campus Vogladensis. Alaric II was killed, and Clovis annexed the Visigoth kingdom of Toulouse. The Visigoths remained in control of the Iberian Peninsula. Clovis I established his capital at Lutetia (which became Paris). Clovis established the "Riparian Right" system, of landowners rights who lived on both sides of a river or stream, being equal to those who owned or lived further up toward the source of the stream. Tried to unite all the Franks into one kingdom, but failed. Divided his kingdom among his four sons just before he died in 511. He was age 45. His sons were Theodoric, Chlodomer, Childebert, and Lothair, who divide the Frankish kingdom, and rule from the capitals at Metz, Orleans, Paris, and Soissons. Theodoric at Metz Chlodomer at Orleans Childebert at Lutetia (Paris) Lothair at Soissons.
    Person ID I19157  mykindred
    Last Modified May 30, 2003 

    Father King Childeric I. of Merovia, *,   b. Merovia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 481, Tournai (Tournay) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6804  Group Sheet

    Family Clotilde I. of Burgundy, *,   b. 475, Burgundy (St. Clotilde) - dtr of Chilperic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 545, Tours ? (Queen of Franks) widow of Clovis Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Abt 493  Burgundy Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Clotilda II of Burgundy,   b. Abt 497, Soissons, dtr of Clovis the Riparian Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 531, Spain ? - wife of Amalaric Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
    +2. King Childebert I. of Cologne, *,   b. Abt 499, Soissons - son of Clovis Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 558, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     3. Theodoric of Metz, King of Metz,   b. Abt 501, Soissons - son of Clovis Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 533, Austrasia - King from 511 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     4. Lothair (Chlothar) of Soisson, King,   b. Abt 500, Soissons - son of Clovis Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 561, Soissons ? France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     5. Chlodomer of Orleans,   b. Abt 502, Soissons - son of Clovis the Riparian Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 524, Orleans Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
    Family ID F6803  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S419] Trager, James, Ed. - The People's Chronology, Trager's pages 51, and 52.

    2. [S312] Gurney, Gene - Kingdom's of Europe, Illustrated En, Gurney's page 232.

    3. [S580] Gedcom - Rein-Shwayder, Carol.

    4. [S311] Colliers Encyclopedia, Colliers Vol. 6 page 638.

    5. [S312] Gurney, Gene - Kingdom's of Europe, Illustrated En, Gurney page 124.



  
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