Rice, Humphrey, Shattuck,Gervais, Beaudette, Angell, Hammond and allied lines

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  • ID: I06305
  • Name: de Bourgogne Queen Consort Clotilda
  • Sex: F
  • Note:
    BIOGRAPHY: Clotilde's name has also been spelled: Clotilde, Chlothilde, Chlotilde, Chrodechilde, Chrodigild, or Chrotechildis. She was queen consort of Clovis I, king of the Franks, in whose momentous conversion to Christianity she played a notable part. Clotilda was the granddaughter of Gundioc, king of Burgundy, who was related to the Visigothic kings and shared their Arian Christian faith. At Gundioc's death his kingdom was divided between his four sons, Gundobad, Godegesil, Chilperic, and Gundomar. Clotilda's father Chilperic and her mother were murdered by Gundobad, and Clotilda and her sister took refuge with Godegesil in Geneva. Clovis, hearing good reports of Clotilda, obtained Gundobad's permission for their marriage in 493. She bore him four sons, Ingomer and the future kings Clodomir, Childebert I, and Chlotar I. Like most of the Franks, Clotilda was a Catholic. Clovis allowed her to have their children baptized, but she was unable to convert her pagan husband. Clotilda was tireless in urging her husband to renounce his idols and acknowledge the true God; his final decision (in 498?) was made to honor a vow taken during a battle against the Alemanni. After Clovis' death (in 511), she retired to Tours and became famous for her sanctity of life, generosity to the church, and charity work. She was buried beside Clovis in the church, now Sainte-Geneviève, that they had co-founded in Paris. Her feast day is June 3. Clotilda, Saint. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved June 27, 2003, from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service.

    Father: Chilperic de Bourgogne II King of Burgundy

    Marriage 1 Clovis I King of Franks b: 466 in Rheims, Mame, Loire-Atlantique, France
      1. Has Children Chrotilda
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