Name: Pepin d? Heristal
Suffix: of Austrasia
Birth: ABT 635
Death: 16 DEC 714 in Jupille, Belgium
Change Date: 13 FEB 2013
aka Pepin of Herstal.
Pepin II d'Heristal.
Carolingian mayor of the palace, who reunited the Frankish realms in the late Merovingian period. A grandson of Pepin the Elder, he succeeded to his position in the kingdom of Austrasia around 680. In 687 he extended Carolingian rule to the other Frankish kingdoms, Neustria and Burgundy, but retained members of the Merovingian dynasty as figurehead monarchs in all three. Two years later he extended his control over the Frisians, a pagan people living on the North Sea coast.
Pepin's death was followed by a civil war and the succession of his illegitimate son Charles Martel.
Father: Angelicus or Ansegisel or Ansigise of Laon
Mother: Begga of Landen
Alpaide of Austrasia or Heristal
- Charles Martel ?The Hammer? of the Franks
- Childebrand I of Austrasia
Plectrude de Bavière
- Drogon de Champagne