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  • ID: I109275
  • Name: Pepin (Pippin) "De Landen" Mayor Austrasia
  • Given Name: Pepin (Pippin) "De Landen" Mayor
  • Surname: Austrasia
  • Name: Pepin Mayor Of The Palace Of Austrasia
  • Given Name: Pepin Mayor Of The Palace Of
  • Surname: Austrasia 1 2
  • Name: Pepin De Brabant
  • Given Name: Pepin De
  • Surname: Brabant 1 2
  • Name: Pepin (Pippin) De Landen
  • Given Name: Pepin (Pippin) De
  • Surname: Landen 1 2
  • Nickname: De Landen
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 585 in Landen, Liege, Belgium 1 2
  • Death: 21 Feb 639 in Landen, Liege, Belgium 1 2
  • Burial: Landen, Liege, Belgium (Relics Later Moved To Nivelle) 1 2
  • Ancestral File #: 9GC9-81 1 2
  • Event: Relationship (J 40th Great-Grandparent 1 2
  • Event: Titled Duke Of Brabant 1 2
  • Event: Titled 623 Mayor Of The Palace Of Austrasia 1 2
  • _UID: C1D458B216D9D248A390D76C58890DB3BF63
  • Change Date: 1 Mar 2008
  • Note:
    [Godfrey (Sir) of Darley FOLJAMBE II 3 lorenfamily.FTW]

    [Blessed Pepin of Landen (AC) (also known as Pippin)

    Died February 21, c. 639. Pepin was, perhaps, the most important, powerf ul person in the empire during his age. As duke of Brabant and mayor of t he palace (first minister) of kings Clotaire II, Dagobert I, and Sigebe rt III, he determined much of the policy of the Franks. Pepin, the ancest or of the Carolingian dynasty of French kings, was the husband of Bless ed Itta and father of Grimoald, of Saint Gertrude of Nivelles and of Sai nt Begga. He is described as "a lover of peace and the constant defend er of truth and justice," though it may not seem that way at first glance.

    Pepin and Bishop Arnulf of Metz aided King Clotaire II of Neustria in over throwing Queen Brunhilda of Austrasia in 613. In recognition of the import ant roles they played, Clotaire appointed them mayors of the palace to ru le Austrasia for Clotaire's son Dagobert I from 623. When Pepin rebuked Da gobert (who had succeeded his father about 629) for his licentious life, D agobert discharged him and he retired to Aquitaine. Dagobert still respect ed him enough to appoint him tutor of his three-year-old son Sigebert befo re his death in 638, and Pepin returned and ruled the kingdom until his o wn death the following year.

    Pepin worked to spread the faith throughout the kingdom, defended Christi an towns from Slavic invaders, and chose responsible men to fill vacant se es. The marriage of his daughter, Begga, and Bishop Arnulf's son, Segisliu s, produced Pepin of Herstal, the first of the Carolingian dynasty in Fran ce. Pepin of Landen was buried at Landen, but his relics were later transl ated to Nivelle, where they are now enshrined with those of his wife and d aughter Gertrude. Here is feast is kept. Pepin was never canonized b ut is listed as a saint in some of the old Belgic martyrologies and a lita ny published by the authority of the archbishop of Mechlin (Benedictine s, Delaney, Encyclopedia, Husenbeth).

    Father: Carloman Mayor Of The Palace Of Austrasia b: Abt 550 in Of, Landen, Liege, Belgium
    Mother: Gertrude Of Bavaria b: 555

    Marriage 1 Itta "Blessed Ida" Of Nivelles b: Abt 591
    • Married: 614 1 2
    • Change Date: 14 Aug 2010
    1. Has Children Begga (St.) Beggule Beggue Of Austrasia b: Abt 613 in Landen, Liege, Belgium
    2. Has No Children Grimoalde "De Landen" Mayor Palace Austrasia b: Abt 620 in Of, Aachen, Rheinland, Germany
    3. Has No Children Gertrude (St.) Abbess Of Nivelles Of Landen b: 626 in Landen, Liege, Belgium

    1. Abbrev: Godfrey (Sir) of Darley FOLJAMBE II 3 lorenfamily
      Title: Godfrey (Sir) of Darley FOLJAMBE II 3 lorenfamily.FTW
      Call number:
      Text: Date of Import: Dec 24, 2007
    2. Abbrev: The Pettypooletree ged file, started in 1999 from J Poole's research in 1986.
      Title: (The Pettypoole Tree GEDCOM file was submitted by J H Poole, Jr.; This is an internet Ged file of the compliled genealogical research of John h. Poole, Jr., started in 1986. It was gathered from many individual family informants: such Margaret Mills McGehee, Mabel McGehee Lillie, Marie Parent Poole, Theodora Poole Rogers, Margaret Ann McGehee Samuel, Rev. Pool, Virginia Lobdell Jennings, Margaret Brokaw, Hughrene McCrainie, Judith Williams Coates, Mr. & Mrs. Lamar "Ollie" Poole, Gilbert Mills, Mr. & Mrs. Keller McKowen, Dolph McKowen, Inez Hatley Hughes, Polly Poole Craig, Liz Poole Miesch and many other internet databases. To them all, I deeply owe them my thanks.
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