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Bertha Of Merovingia

F, b. circa 655

Family: Martin of Laon (b. circa 647)

Biography

  • Birth: Bertha Of Merovingia was born circa 655 in France.

Dagobert III King of France

M, b. circa 687, d. January 19, 715

Parents

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Dagobert III King of France was born circa 687 in France.
  • Death: He died on January 19, 715.

Childebert II Of France

M, b. circa 670, d. April 14, 711

Parents

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Childebert II Of France was born circa 670 in France.
  • Death: He died on April 14, 711 in St Etienne, Loire, France.
  • Occupation: He was The Just.

Thierry III Theodoric France

M, b. circa 652, d. 691

Parents

Family: Clotilde Queen Of France (b. circa 654)

Biography

  • Birth: Thierry III Theodoric France was born circa 652 in Neustria, France.
  • Death: He died in 691 in France.

Clotilde Queen Of France

F, b. circa 654

Family: Thierry III Theodoric France (b. circa 652, d. 691)

Biography

  • Birth: Clotilde Queen Of France was born circa 654 in France.
  • Burial: She was buried in St Wast Abbey, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.

Clovis II King Of Franks

M, b. 634, d. 656

Parents

Family: St Bathilde of France (b. circa 638, d. January 30, 684)

Biography

  • Birth: Clovis II King Of Franks was born in 634 in Moselle, Austrasia, France.
  • Death: He died in 656, at age ~22, in St Denis, Aude, France.

St Bathilde of France

F, b. circa 638, d. January 30, 684

Family: Clovis II King Of Franks (b. 634, d. 656)

Biography

  • Birth: St Bathilde of France was born circa 638 in Moselle, Austrasia, France.
  • Death: She died on January 30, 684 in Chelles Monastery, France.
  • Note: Feast: January 30
    St. Bathildes, or Baldechilde, in French Bauteur, was an English woman, who was carried over very young into France, and there sold for a slave, at a very low price, to Erkenwald, otherwise called Erchinoald, and Archimbald, mayor of the palace under King Clovis II. When she grew up he was so much taken with her prudence and virtue, that he committed to her the care of his household. She was no ways puffed up, but seemed the more modest, more submissive to her fellow-slaves, and always ready to serve the meanest of them in the lowest offices. King Clovis II in 649 took her for his royal consort, with the applause of his princes and whole kingdom: such was the renown of her extraordinary endowments. This unexpected elevation, which would have turned the strongest head of a person addicted to pride, produced no alteration in a heart perfectly grounded in humility and other virtues. She seemed even to become more humble than before, and more tender of the poor.
    Her present station furnished her with the means of being truly their mother, which she was before in the inclination and disposition of her heart. All other virtues appeared more conspicuous in her, but above the rest an ardent zeal for religion. The king gave her the sanction of his royal authority for the protection of the church, the care of the poor, and the furtherance of all religious undertakings. She bore him three sons, who all successively wore the crown, Clotaire III., Childeric II., and Thierry I. He dying in 655, when the eldest was only five years old, left her regent of the kingdom. She seconded the zeal of St. Owen, St. Eligius, and other holy bishops, and with great pains banished simony out of France, forbade Christians to be made slaves, did all in her power to promote piety, and filled France with hospitals and pious foundations. She restored the monasteries of St. Martin, St. Denys, St. Medard, &c., founded the great abbey of Corbie for a seminary of virtue and sacred learning, and the truly royal nunnery of Chelles, on the Marne, which had been begun by St. Clotildis. As soon as her son Clotaire was of an age to govern, she with great joy shut herself up in this monastery of Chelles, in 665, a happiness which she had long earnestly desired, though it was with great difficulty that she obtained the consent of the princes. She had no sooner taken the veil but she seemed to have forgotten entirely her former dignity, and was only to be distinguished from the rest by her extreme humility, serving them in the lowest offices, and obeying the holy abbess St. Bertilla as the last among the sisters. She prolonged her devotions every day with many tears, and made it her greatest delight to visit and attend the sick, whom she comforted and served with wonderful charity. St. Owen, in his life of St. Eligius, mentions many instances of the great veneration which St. Bathildes bore that holy prelate, and relates that St. Eligius, after his death, in a vision by night, ordered a certain courtier to reprove the queen for wearing jewels and costly apparel in her widowhood, which she did not out of pride, but because she thought it due to her state while she was regent of the kingdom. Upon this admonition, she laid them aside, distributed a great part to the poor, and with the richest of her jewels made a most beautiful and sumptuous cross, which she placed at the head of the tomb of St. Eligius. She was afflicted with long and severe colics and other pains, which she suffered with an admirable resignation and joy. In her agony she recommended to her sisters charity, care of the poor, fervor, and perseverance, and gave up her soul in devout prayer, on the 30th of January, in 680, on which day she is honored in France, but is named on the 26th in the Roman Martyrology.

    A Christian, who seriously considers that he is to live here but a moment, and will live eternally in the world to come, must confess that it is a part. of wisdom to refer all his actions and views to prepare himself for that everlasting dwelling, which is his true country. Our only and necessary affair is to live for God. to do his will, and to sanctify and save our souls. If we are employed in a multiplicity of exterior business, we must imitate St. Bathildes, when she bore the whole weight of the state. In all we do God and his holy will must be always before our eyes, and to please him must be our only aim and desire. Shunning the anxiety of Martha, and reducing all our desires to this one of doing what God requires of us, we must with her call in Mary to our assistance. In the midst of action, while our hands are at work, our mind and heart ought to be interiorly employed on God, at least virtually, that all our employments may be animated with the spirit of piety: and hours of repose must always be contrived to pass tat the feet of Jesus, where in the silence of all creatures we may listen to his sweet voice, refresh in him our wearied souls, and renew our fervor. While we converse with the world, we must tremble at the sight of its snares, and be upon our guard that we never be seduced so far as to be in love with it, or to learn its spirit. To love the world, is to follow its passions; to be proud, covetous, and sensual, as the world is. The height of its miseries and dangers, is that blindness by which none who are infected with its spirit, see their misfortune, or are sensible of their disease. Happy are they who can imitate this holy queen in entirely separating themselves from it!

Dagobert I King Of Austrasia

M, b. circa 602, d. January 19, 637

Parents

Family 1: Regintrude Queen Of Franks

Family 2: Nantilde Queen Of Franks (b. 614, d. 642)

Close up of Dagbert's monument.

Biography

  • Birth: Dagobert I King Of Austrasia was born circa 602 in Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France.
  • Marriage: He and Nantilde Queen Of Franks were married in 629 in France.
  • Marriage: Dagobert I King Of Austrasia and Regintrude Queen Of Franks were married in 630 in France.
  • Death: Dagobert I King Of Austrasia died on January 19, 637.
  • Note: Claimed to be the 'greatest of all Merovingian kings'.

Nantilde Queen Of Franks

F, b. 614, d. 642

Family: Dagobert I King Of Austrasia (b. circa 602, d. January 19, 637)

Biography

  • Birth: Nantilde Queen Of Franks was born in 614 in Neustria, France.
  • Marriage: She and Dagobert I King Of Austrasia were married in 629 in France.
  • Death: Nantilde Queen Of Franks died in 642, at age ~28, in Landry, Savoie, France.
  • Occupation: She was a Nantchilde.

Clotaire II France Neustri

M, b. June 584, d. October 18, 629

Parents

Family 1: Haldetrude Queen Of Soissons (b. circa 586, d. circa 504)

Family 2: Bertrude Queen Franks (b. circa 590, d. 920)

Family 3: Sichilde Queen Of Franks (b. circa 588)

Biography

  • Birth: Clotaire II France Neustri was born in June 584 in Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France, France.
  • Death: He died on October 18, 629, at age 45, in St Vincent Abbey, Paris, Seine, France.
  • Occupation: He was The Young.

Haldetrude Queen Of Soissons

F, b. circa 586, d. circa 504

Family: Clotaire II France Neustri (b. June 584, d. October 18, 629)

Biography

  • Birth: Haldetrude Queen Of Soissons was born circa 586 in Soissons, Aisneons, France.
  • Death: She died circa 504.

Chilperic I King Of Franks

M, b. circa 523, d. October 584

Parents

Family: Fredegonde Queen Of Franks (b. circa 543, d. circa 597)

Biography

  • Birth: Chilperic I King Of Franks was born circa 523 in Soissons, Aisneons, France.
  • Death: He died in October 584 in France.

Fredegonde Queen Of Franks

F, b. circa 543, d. circa 597

Family: Chilperic I King Of Franks (b. circa 523, d. October 584)

Biography

  • Birth: Fredegonde Queen Of Franks was born circa 543 in Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France, France.
  • Death: She died circa 597 in Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

Haregonde Aregonde Queen Franks

F, b. circa 504

Family: Clotaire I King Of The Franks (b. circa 497, d. November 23, 561)

Biography

  • Birth: Haregonde Aregonde Queen Franks was born circa 504 in Thuringia, Germany.

Gerold I Duke Swabia

M, b. 710

Parents

Family: Imma Of Allemania (b. circa 727, d. 789)

Biography

  • Birth: Gerold I Duke Swabia was born in 710 in Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia.

Imma Of Allemania

F, b. circa 727, d. 789

Parents

Family: Gerold I Duke Swabia (b. 710)

Biography

  • Birth: Imma Of Allemania was born circa 727.
  • Death: She died in 789.

Gerold Bishop Mayenne

M, b. circa 685

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Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Gerold Bishop Mayenne was born circa 685.

Gerold Duke Of Swabia

M, b. circa 655

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Gerold Duke Of Swabia was born circa 655.

Hnabi Nebi Duke Alamannia

M, b. circa 697

Parents

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Hnabi Nebi Duke Alamannia was born circa 697.

Houching Duke In Allemania

M, b. circa 675

Parents

Family: Hersuinda (b. circa 677)

Biography

  • Birth: Houching Duke In Allemania was born circa 675.

Hersuinda

F, b. circa 677

Family: Houching Duke In Allemania (b. circa 675)

Biography

  • Birth: Hersuinda was born circa 677.

Godfroi Duke In Allemania

M, b. circa 650

Family: Daughter of Theodo, II, (b. circa 650)

Biography

  • Birth: Godfroi Duke In Allemania was born circa 650.

Daughter of Theodo, II

F, b. circa 650

Parents

Family: Godfroi Duke In Allemania (b. circa 650)

Biography

  • Birth: Daughter of Theodo, II, was born circa 650.

Theodo of Bavaria

M, b. circa 625, d. circa 716

Parents

Family: Regintrude Of Austrasia (b. circa 625)

Biography

  • Birth: Theodo of Bavaria was born circa 625 in Bavaria, Germany.
  • Death: He died circa 716.
  • Occupation: He was a Duke of Bavaria.

Regintrude Of Austrasia

F, b. circa 625

Parents

Family: Theodo of Bavaria (b. circa 625, d. circa 716)

Biography

  • Birth: Regintrude Of Austrasia was born circa 625.