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  • ID: I11712
  • Name: Dagobert I Austrasia
  • Given Name: Dagobert I
  • Surname: Austrasia
  • Suffix: Nuestria And Burgundy I 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 603 in Austrasia 1
  • Note:
    Sources for this Information:
    date: abt 611 [Ref: Houdry CharlAnc, Settipani Capet #3] um 608/610 [Ref: ES I.1 #2], parents: [Ref: ES I.1 #2], father: [Ref: CMH p154, ES I #1, Houdry CharlAnc, Settipani Capet #3, Settipani Capet p97, Settipani CharlAnc p90, Settipani CharlAnc p94, Tapsell Dynasties p169]
    Sources with Inaccurate Information:
    mother: Beretrudis (#13398) [Ref: Houdry CharlAnc, Settipani Capet #3, Settipani Capet p97, Settipani CharlAnc p60, Settipani CharlAnc p90, Settipani CharlAnc p94]
  • Death: 19 Jan 639 in Saint-Denis 1
  • Note:
    Sources for this Information:
    date: [Ref: ES I.1 #2] 16 Jan 639 [Ref: Settipani CharlAnc p78] 638 [Ref: Settipani Capet #3] 639 [Ref: CMH p154, ES I #1, Tapsell Dynasties p169] abt 638 [Ref: Houdry CharlAnc], place: [Ref: Houdry CharlAnc]
  • Burial: Saint Denis 1
  • Note:
    Sources for this Information:
    place: [Ref: ES I.1 #2]
  • _UID: 29FF8C77F2504C73ACE7500E3E757858A075
  • Change Date: 10 Jan 2013 at 18:51
  • Note:
    MEROVINGIAN; KING OF AUSTRASIA 623; KING OF NEUSTRIA AND BURGUNDY 629; HAD AT LEAST 5 WIVES (MOTHERS OF CHILDREN UNCERTAIN)
    RESEARCH NOTES:
    King of Franks [Ref: Tapsell Dynasties p169, Houdry CharlAnc, Settipani CharlAnc p77] King of Austrasia [Ref: Tapsell Dynasties p169]

    623: under King in Austrien [Ref: ES I.1 #2] 623-639: King of Franks [Ref: Tapsell Dynasties p169] 623-34: King of Austrasia [Ref: Tapsell Dynasties p169]

    629-639: King of Franks [Ref: Houdry CharlAnc, Settipani CharlAnc p77] 629: King of Franks [Ref: Settipani CharlAnc p60]

    632-639: King of Newstria [Ref: Tapsell Dynasties p169]
    Dagobert I (c. 603 - January 19 , 639 ) was the king of the Franks from 629 to 639 .
    The son of King Clotaire II , Dagobert became king of Austrasia and on the death of his father, the sole king of the Franks. By 632 he had Bourgogne and Aquitaine under his rule, becoming the most powerful of the Merovingian kings and the most respected ruler in the West. He married five times.
    As king, Dagobert I made Paris his capital. During his reign, he built the Altes Schloss Castle in Meersburg , Germany which today is the oldest inhabited castle in that country. Devoutly religious, Dagobert was also responsible for the construction of the Saint Denis Basilica at the site of a Benedictine Monastery in Paris.
    Dagobert was the last of the Merovingian kings to wield any real royal power. In 632 the nobles of Austrasia revolted under Mayor of the Palace Pepin I , and Dagobert appeased the rebellious nobles by putting his three-year-old son Sigebert III on the Austrasian throne, thereby ceding royal power in all but name. When Dagobert died in 639 , another son, Clovis II , inherited the rest of his kingdom at age five.
    This pattern continued for the next century until Pippin III finally deposed the last Merovingian king in 751 , establishing the Carolingian dynasty. The Merovingian boy-kings remained ineffective rulers who inherited the throne as young children and lived only long enough to produce a male heir or two, while real power lay in the hands of the noble families (the Old Noblesse ) who exercised feudal control over most of the land.
    Dagobert was the first of the French kings to be buried in the Royal tombs at Saint Denis Basilica .
    King Dagobert was immortalized by the song Le bon roi Dagobert (The good king Dagobert), a nursery rhyme featuring exchanges between the king and his chief adviser, St. Eligius (Eloi in the French text). The satirical rhymes place Dagobert in various ridiculous positions, from which Eligius' good advice manages to extract him. The text, which probably originated in the 18th century , became extremely popular as an expression of the anti-monarchist sentiment of the French Revolution . Other than placing Dagobert and Eligius in their respective roles, it has no historical accuracy
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    King of Austrasia, King of France, Greatest of Merovingian Kings - Dagobert I, King des Francs. Born: in 603, son of Clotaire=Chlothar II, King de Soissons and Bertrude, Some sources assert that Dagobert I was born in the year 606. Note - between 623 and 629: Dagobert I became King of Austrasie in 623 and King of the Franks in 629. At the age of about 25 years, Dagobert, son of Clotaire II and of Bertrade, takes over the succession without difficulty. He must first determine the fate of his half-brother Charibert (son of Queen Sichilde), for whom his uncle Brodulf wanted to yield at least Neustria. Dagobert does not cimply and purely eliminate his half-brother, but he sends him to Aquitaine by yielding to him the cities of Saintes, Perigeux, Toulouse, Cahors, Agen and the countryside between Garonne and the Pyrenees whose residents had taken advantage of the troubles in the kingdom to ally themselves with the Basques. Dagobert wins Dijon and also Saint-Jean-de-Losne where he lives for a few days and meets out justice. The day of his departure from Losne to Chalon, as he bathes before sunrise, he has Brodulf, Uncles of his half-brother Charibert, assassinated, the murder being executed by two of Dagobert's sons and the patrician Guillebaud. In 630, he negotiates a Treaty with the Emperor of Byzantium, Heraclius, a perpetual peace through the intermediary of his envoys, Servais and Paterne. Upon his return to Paris, Dagobert repudiates his wife Gomatrude, sister of Queen Sichilde, herself married to the deceased Clotaire II, Dagobert's father. He immediately, in 631, marries Nanthilde, a simple housekeeper. The reign of Nantilde lasts only a few years. Dagobert surrounds himself with other women, Vulfegonde, then Berthilde, finally Raintrude, an Austrasian, whom he took as concubine in the eighth year of his reign. He was skillfully taught and supported by his Ministers Saint Eloi [who was Dagobert's treasurer and then became Bishop after Dagobert died] and Dadon [alias Saint Ouen, who became Bishop of Rouen in 641 and who was instrumental in the founding of several monasteries including those of Saint-Wandrille, Rebais, and of Jumieges]. He fought the Austrasians and gave them his son, Sigebert, as next king at age 3 [in fact the Bishop of Cologne and a Duke will govern in his name] . With the Austrasian armies and the support of the Saxons and the Lombards, Dagobert overwhelms the Wendes [Slavic resident of the area between the Oder, the Elbe and the superior branch of the Danube] at Wogalisbourg (in Styria, near Gratz) in 632]. He fought the Gascons, the Slavs and the Saxons. He was the last direct Merovingien King, he was able to delay the dissolution of the Frankish Empire. In December of 638, Dagobert is stricken with an intestinal disease in his domaine of Epinay-sur-Seine, and trusts his Mayor of Neustria, Aega, the fate of his wife Nanthilde as well as that of his son Clovis II. On 19 January 639, Dagobert has himself transported to Saint-Denis, where he dies in one of the buildings adjoing the Basilica. He is the first Monarch of France to have chosen Saint-Denis as the final restiing place. It is there that Saint Denis was martyred in the third century, along with his companions Saint Rustique and Saint Eleuthere. In the fifth century, the Gallo-Roman cemetery was levelled and the basilica built. Married before 626: Gomatrude; Gomatrude was the first of five wives. Married before 629: Ragnetrud d'Austrasie; Ragnetrud was the third of Dagobert I's five wives. Married before 634: Nantechild. Died: in 639.

    King of Austrasia 623-632 & King of the Franks 629-639 - In 623, Dagobert's father, Chlotar II, King of the Franks, made him king of Austrasia to please the leading Austrasian nobles: Mayor of the Palace Pepin I and Saint Arnulf, Bishop of Metz. When Chlotar died in 629, Dagobert became sole King of the Franks, and he moved his capital from Austrasia to Paris. Later, Dagobert left the council of Pepin for a more flexible Neustrian Mayor of the Palace. In 632, he was forced to put his three-year old son Sigebert on the throne of Austrasia as the nobles were in revolt, however Pepin was not made his Mayor of the Palace. The Neustrian nobles then wished to unite with Burgundy, and so they urged Dagobert to put his son Clovis II as king of both those kingdoms, although he was only 5 years old and could be easily manipulated by the nobles. When Dagobert died in 639, the nobles of the kingdoms controlled both his sons, now puppet kings.

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    1 NAME /Dagobert/ I 2 SOUR S033320 3 DATA 4 TEXT Date of Import: Jan 17, 2001 1 DEAT 2 DATE 638 2 SOUR S033320 3 DATA 4 TEXT Date of Import: Jan 17, 2001

    [De La Pole.FTW]
    s: Ruled Austrasia, 622-; Neustria and Burgundy, 629-638. Often seen as the last great Frankish king of the Merovingian dynasty. After him came the "Do-Nothing Kings", who peter off into obscurity in the eighth century. They were eventually replaced by the new, vigorous and more Germanic Franks of the Carolingian dynasty. RC: Dagobert I, King of Austrasia, 622-628; King of France, 628-638. Greatest of the Merovingian kings. Married (1) Gometrude; (2) Nantilde; (3) Wulfegunde; (4) Berthilde. RC does not say which wife was the mother of Sigebert III, but Franks picks Nantilde.[De La Pole.FTW]ork. Problems with son Sisibert. My stuff has different mother for him and different spelling.Chlothar II, King de Soissons and Bertrude, Some sources assert that Dagobert I was born in the year 606. Note - between 623 and 629: Dagobert I became King of Austrasie in 623 and King of the Franks in 629. At the age of about 25 years, Dagobert, son of Clotaire II and of Bertrade, takes over the succession without difficulty. He must first determine the fate of his half-brother Charibert (son of Queen Sichilde), for whom his uncle Brodulf wanted to yield at least Neustria. Dagobert does not cimply and purely eliminate his half-brother, but he sends him to Aquitaine by yielding to him the cities of Saintes, Perigeux, Toulouse, Cahors, Agen and the countryside between Garonne and the Pyrenees whose residents had taken advantage of the troubles in the kingdom to ally themselves with the Basques. Dagobert wins Dijon and also Saint-Jean-de-Losne where he lives for a few days and meets out justice. The day of his departure from Losne to Chalon, as he bathes before sunrise, he has Brodulf, Uncles of his half-brother Charibert, assassinated, the murder being executed by two of Dagobert's sons and the patrician Guillebaud. In 630, he negotiates a Treaty with the Emperor of Byzantium, Heraclius, a perpetual peace through the intermediary of his envoys, Servais and Paterne. Upon his return to Paris, Dagobert repudiates his wife Gomatrude, sister of Queen Sichilde, herself married to the deceased Clotaire II, Dagobert's father. He immediately, in 631, marries Nanthilde, a simple housekeeper. The reign of Nantilde lasts only a few years. Dagobert surrounds himself with other women, Vulfegonde, then Berthilde, finally Raintrude, an Austrasian, whom he took as concubine in the eighth year of his reign. He was skillfully taught and supported by his Ministers Saint Eloi [who was Dagobert's treasurer and then became Bishop after Dagobert died] and Dadon [alias Saint Ouen, who became Bishop of Rouen in 641 and who was instrumental in the founding of several monasteries including those of Saint-Wandrille, Rebais, and of Jumieges]. He fought the Austrasians and gave them his son, Sigebert, as next king at age 3 [in fact the Bishop of Cologne and a Duke will govern in his name] . With the Austrasian armies and the support of the Saxons and the Lombards, Dagobert overwhelms the Wendes [Slavic resident of the area between the Oder, the Elbe and the superior branch of the Danube] at Wogalisbourg (in Styria, near Gratz) in 632]. He fought the Gascons, the Slavs and the Saxons. He was the last direct Merovingien King, he was able to delay the dissolution of the Frankish Empire. In December of 638, Dagobert is stricken with an intestinal disease in his domaine of Epinay-sur-Seine, and trusts his Mayor of Neustria, Aega, the fate of his wife Nanthilde as well as that of his son Clovis II. On 19 January 639, Dagobert has himself transported to Saint-Denis, where he dies in one of the buildings adjoing the Basilica. He is the first Monarch of France to have chosen Saint-Denis as the final restiing place. It is there that Saint Denis was martyred in the third century, along with his companions Saint Rustique and Saint Eleuthere. In the fifth century, the Gallo-Roman cemetery was levelled and the basilica built. Married before 626: Gomatrude; Gomatrude was the first of five wives. Married before 629: Ragnetrud d'Austrasie; Ragnetrud was the third of Dagobert I's five wives. Married before 634: Nantechild. Died: in 639.

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    Father: Clotaire II The Grand King Of Franks b: Jun 584 in Soissons, Aisne, Picardy, France
    Mother: Altrude Of Burgundy b: 586 in Soissons, Aisne, Picardie, France

    Marriage 1 Nanthildis De Neustria Neustria b: Abt 610 in Neustria, Belgium
    • Married: 629
    • Note:
      Sources for this Information:
      date: [Ref: ES I.1 #2] abt 633 [Ref: Houdry CharlAnc], names: [Ref: ES I #1], child: [Ref: ES I.1 #2, Houdry CharlAnc, Settipani CharlAnc p78]
    • Change Date: 10 Jan 2013
    Children
    1. Has Children Clovis II King Of Franks b: 633 in Neustria
    2. Has No Children Clovis II King Of Neustria b: 637
    3. Has Children Rotilde De France

    Marriage 2 Spouse Unknown
    • Married:
    • Change Date: 15 Nov 2005
    Children
    1. Has No Children Regintrude

    Marriage 3 Régintrude (Raintrude) (Rogentrude) D'austrasia Austrasia b: 605 in Metz, Austrasia
    • Married: 620 1
    • Note:
      Sources for this Information:
      date: 630 [Ref: Houdry CharlAnc] concubine [Ref: ES I.1 #2], names: [Ref: ES I #1, Settipani CharlAnc p78], child: [Ref: ES I.1 #2, Houdry CharlAnc, Settipani CharlAnc p60, Settipani CharlAnc p77]
    • Change Date: 10 Jan 2013
    Children
    1. Has Children Sigisbert III Austrasia b: 629 in Frankish Kingdom Of Austrasia
    2. Has Children Réginotrude De Neustria b: 623
    3. Has No Children Regintrude II Of Austrasia b: 631
    4. Has Children (Daughter) Of Dagobert I b: 625

    Marriage 4 Gomatrud
    • Married: 625
    • Note:
      Sources for this Information:
      date: [Ref: ES I.1 #2], divorced: 629 [Ref: ES I.1 #2]
    • Change Date: 1 Jun 2011

    Marriage 5 Vulfegundis
    • Married: 0003
    • Note:
      Sources for this Information:
      date: third marriage of Dagobert [Ref: ES I.1 #2]
    • Change Date: 1 Jun 2011

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: De La Pole
      Title: De La Pole
      Note:
      ABBR De La Pole.FTWTITL De La Pole.FTW
      Source Media Type: Other
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