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  • ID: I8422
  • Name: Clovis I (Chlodovech) of the FRANKS
  • Prefix: King 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 466
  • Death: 27 NOV 511
  • Burial: Saint Denis Basilica, Paris
  • Note: 1

    He succeeded his father in [481/82] as CLOVIS I King of the Franks. He defeated Syagrius, ruler at Soissons, in 486. He remained a pagan after his marriage to a Catholic wife, but converted to Christianity in [496] allegedly having vowed to do so if successful in a battle against the Alamans[40]. He allied with Godegisel against Gondebaud King of Burgundy in [500]. He defeated and killed Alaric II King of the Visigoths at the campus Vogladensis, probably Voulan, near Poitiers, athough this is popularly known as the battle of Vouillé, in 507. Gregory of Tours records that Clovis took control of the territory of the Sigebert King of the Franks of the Rhine, after persuading Sigeric's son Chloderic to kill his father and then killing Chloderic, as well as the territory of Chararic King of the Salian Franks. Gregory of Tours records the death of King Clovis in Paris "five years after the battle of Vouillé" and his burial in the church of the Holy Apostles, which he and Queen Clotilde had built.
  • _UID: 85A43FE6388F4F0DB8243E0D6CCC7FB50494
  • Change Date: 15 MAY 2009

    Father: Childeric I of the FRANKS
    Mother: Basina b: ABT 438

    Marriage 1 Unknown spouse partner of the FRANKS
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Theoderich I of the FRANKS b: ABT 485

    Marriage 2 Chrotechildis (Clotilde Rotilde) of BURGUNDY b: ABT 480
    • Married: ABT 493
    1. Has No Children Ingomer of the FRANKS b: 493
    2. Has Children Chlodomer of the FRANKS b: ABT 495
    3. Has Children Childebert I of the FRANKS b: ABT 497
    4. Has Children Clotaire I of the FRANKS b: ABT 497
    5. Has No Children Theochildis of the FRANKS b: ABT 494
    6. Has Children Chrothieldis (Clotilde) of the FRANKS b: 502/11

    1. Type: Web Site
      Author: Charles Cawley, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy
      Title: Medieval Lands
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