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  • ID: I53976
  • Name: Lothar II
  • Surname: Lothar II
  • Suffix: (Clothair II)
  • Name: Chlothar (Clothaire) II King of FRANKS
  • Given Name: Chlothar (Clothaire) II King of
  • Surname: FRANKS
  • Sex: M
  • _AMTID: 410123720048:1030:113866609
  • Change Date: 7 APR 2005
  • Note:
    King of Newustria
    King of Soissons
    King of France



    From
    Imperium. Joe Shetler at: shetler@ghgcorp.com, World Wide Web: Available: [Online]:
    (http://www.ghg.net/shetler/oldimp/087.html) [2 December 2002].

    King of Soissons 584-613
    King of the Franks 613-629

    When his father, King Chilperic I of Soissons died in 584, Chlotar was not yet even born. Until 597, his kingdom was administered by his mother, Queen Fredegund, but when she died that year he bagan to rule for himself, now 13 years old. In 613, the Austrasian and Burgundian kings, Theudebert II and Theuderic II respectively, had died, and Queen Brunhild had placed the young Sigebert II on the throne of those two kingdoms. That year, the 29 year old Chlotar had Sigebert and Brunhild killed, and became the first king of all the Franks since his grandfather Chlotar I died in 561. In 615, Chlotar passed the Edict of Paris, a sort of French Magna Carta that greatly pleased the nobles across the kingdom. In 623, he gave the kingdom of Austrasia to his young son Dagobert I, which was a political move giving Pepin I, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia, and Bishop Arnulf of Metz, the two leading Austrasian nobles, semi-autonomy for their loyalty to Chlotar. In 629, Chlotar died and Dagobert became sole king, moving his capital from Austrasia to Paris.
    1 2 3
  • Event: King of Neustrasia and King of Franks Reigned FROM 584 TO 629 4
  • Birth: BEF 584
  • Note: Born posthumously 5
  • Death: 10 OCT 629 in Paris, Neustria 6 7



    Father: Chilperic I b: ABT 523 in of Soissons, Aisne, France
    Mother: Fredegunde de Cambrai b: 543

    Marriage 1 Bertrude or Haldetrude b: ABT 584
    • Married: BEF 604
    Children
    1. Has Children Charibert II
    2. Has Children Emma of Aquitaine
    3. Has Children Dagobert I b: 603

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Robinson - Leavitt
      Title: Rootsweb
      Page: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bouley&id=I 3609
    2. Abbrev: Note
      Title: Note
      Text: King of Newustria
      KING OF SOISSONS
      King of France

      Upon Clotaire's birth, his mother had his father
      assassinated and ruled Neustrie in his name. He became King
      of Soissons in 584, and was sole King of the Franks in 613.
      He had his aunt Brunehaut (sister of his father's second
      wife) killed. In the year 596, through his mother
      Fredegonde, Clotaire II's territories were extended in the
      East. In 599, King Theodebert II of Austrasia and King
      Thierry II of Burgundy joined forces to take revenge upon
      Clotaire II. The Army of Neustria is beatten and the entire
      valley of the Seine is devastated. As a result, Thierry II's
      territory increased by taking away from Clotaire II, the
      lands between the Seine and the Loire. Theodebert II takes the lands of
      the Duchy of Dentelin. In 604, the Mayor of the Palace, Bertaut arouses
      the subjects against the King of Burgundy and they call on
      Clotaire II for help. On Christmas Day, 604, Clotaire rushes
      to their aid and crosses the Seine and pushes all to way to
      Orleans. On his return, he encounters an Army of Bourgogne,
      and is defeated at Etampes at which battle Bertaut is
      killed. Because Theodebert had not intervened, actually he
      had made peace in Compiegne with Clotaire II, Thierry II
      took offense and the two brothers became less than thrilled
      with each other. Brunehaut, unhappy with Theodebert, names
      as next Mayor of the Palace a Gallo-Roman named Protadius.
      In 607, she pushed Thierry II to take up arms against his
      brother. During the battle, Protadius is killed and the two
      brothers make peace, humiliating their mother, Brunehaut. By
      612, the brothers again were at war and Thierry II purchases
      Clotaire's neutrality by offering him the Duchy of Dentelin.
      In 613 Clotaire II invades Austrasia upon the death of
      Thierry II, kills two of Thierry's sons [the other two
      disappear] , and has Brunehaut killed after the lords of
      Burgundy seize her and give her to him. At her "trial"
      Clotaire II had accused Brunehaut of having caused the death
      of ten frankish Kings:
      1. Sigebert her first spouse, who was assassinated [though through no
      fault of Brunehaut] ;
      2. Merovee, the son of Chilperic I [who was actually
      assassinated on the orders of Fredegonde] ;
      3. Chilperic [killed in 584, and through no part from Brunehaut] ;
      4. Theodebert II
      5. of his son Clotaire [it is possible
      that Brunehaut had Cloraire assassinated after he deserted
      her] ;
      6. Merovee, son of Clotaire II [highly doubtful that
      Brunehaut had a part in this murder] ;
      7. Thierry II and his three sons [Thierry died of dysentery, and 8-10. his
      three sons were massacred on the order of Clotaire II himself] .
      For 3 days, Clotaire II personally tortures Brunehaut, then
      he parades her tied cross-wise to the back of a camel in
      front of his entire assembled army. Finally, he had her
      hair, and limbs tied to a wild horse which was allowed to
      run within a confined space while being beaten, therebye
      causing every limb to be broken and shortly thereafter she
      died at age 60 to 65. At this time, Clotaire II becomes the
      only surviving descendant of the sons of Clovis. He governs
      the Frankish Kingdom from the Pyrenees to the Rhine and
      beyond all the way to the Elbe, and the germanic peoples
      must pay him tribute. However, his power is limitted as in
      each of the three ancient kingdoms [Austrasia, Neustria and
      Burgundy] the Major Domus [Mayor of the Palace] becomes
      progressively more important. Submitting to the pressure of
      these mayors, Clotaire, Clotaire II on 23 January 623 makes
      his son Dagobert, King of occidental Austrasia [West of the
      Vosges and the Ardennes] as well as of Aquitaine. Again
      under pressure, in 626, Clotaire gives Dagobert Gomatrude
      [his wife's sister] as spouse. Three days after the wedding,
      Dagobert claims all of Austrasia was his, but Clotaire keeps
      control over Provence and Aquitaine. Married before 603:
      Bertrude . Married before 604: Haldetrude ;
      Haldetrude was one of three wives. Died: on 15 September
      629.
    3. Abbrev: Bloodline of the Holy Grail
      Title: Bloodline of the Holy Grail, The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed. by Laurence Gardner
    4. Abbrev: Holy Blood, Holy Grail
      Title: Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Michael Baigent, Richard Liegh, and Henry Lincoln. Publisher: Delacorte Press, New York, 1982. First published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, Ltd.
      Page: Page 223.
      Quality: 2
    5. Abbrev: S4=Stuart, _Royalty_for_Commoners_, 4th ed. Cavea
      Title: Roderick W. Stuart, S4=Stuart, _Royalty_for_Commoners_, 4th ed. Caveat emptor
      Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 2001 135382
      "The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa (2002, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202)
      Text: ISBN 0-8063-1687-X
    6. Abbrev: Source #1015
      Title: Source #1015
      Text: Research of John Morris, 7525 Tampa Way, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA 71105
    7. Abbrev: Source #1016
      Title: Source #1016
      Text: International Genealogical Index Pedigree Resource file
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