Merovingian king of the eastern Frankish kingdom of Austrasia and later also king of Burgundy. Still very young on the death of his father, Sigebert I, in 575, Childebert was dominated at times by his mother, Brunhild, who was hostile to his uncle, King Chilperic of Soissons. The intervention in 575 of a second uncle, Guntram of Burgundy, to protect Childebert's southern lands against Chilperic was followed two years later by Guntram's adoption of his young nephew as his heir. The Austrasian/Burgundian alliance was briefly broken in 581, when Chilperic too adopted Childebert, but Guntram bought off Childebert by the cession of territory.
Father: Sigebert King of Franks b: ABT 535
Mother: Brunhilda Queen of Austrasia b: ABT 534
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
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