Bishop Saint Arnulf De Heristal METZ
(Abt 558-640)
(Abt 556-Aft 611)
Mayor Pepin I De Landen AUSTRASIA
(591-Abt 639)
(Abt 597-652)
Mayor Ansegisel AUSTRASIA
(Abt 584-656)
Saint Begga Heristal AUSTRASIA
(Abt 613-698)
Mayor Pepin Heristal II AUSTRASIA
(Abt 610-714)


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1. Concubine I Alpaide Austrasia

2. Plectrude
  • Count Drogon CHAMPAGNE+
  • Mayor Grimoald NEUSTRIA+
  • Bishop Sylvius AUCHY
3. Concubine II Austrasia Pepin Heristall II
  • Gertrude AUSTRASIA

Mayor Pepin Heristal II AUSTRASIA

  • Born: Abt 610-640, Heristal, Liege, Belgium
  • Married (1): Abt 675
  • Married (2): 13 May 706, , , Belgium
  • Died: 16 Dec 714, Jupille, Liege, Belgium

   Other names for Pepin were "The Young", PALACE Mayor, AUSTRASIA King, FRANKS King and Pippin AUSTRIEN II.

   Ancestral File Number: 9GC9-7T. User ID: 619634493472.

   General Notes:

"The Young", Mayor of the Palace of AUSTRASIA 680-687/714, Ruler of FRANKS

Not Married Concubine I Alpaide Austrasia, Not Married Concubine II Pepin Heristall II Mayor Austrasia.

Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p70: "239P Pepin II, Mayor of Palace of France, (S of 227, F of 246); married Alpade."

The History of Medieval Europe, Lynn Thorndike, 1917, Houghton Mifflin Co, p194: "...a generation later Pepin of Heristal or Pepin II, the grandson of Pepin I and Arnulf, became mayor of the palace in Austrasia, and by the victory of Testry in 687 gained control of Neustria also, and ruled over all the Franksuntil his death in 714..."

Europe in the Middle Ages, Robert S Hoyt, 1957, Harcourt Brace & Co, p621: "Genealogical Table II, The Carolingians, Pepin of Heristal, Mayor 680-714..."

The Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, France 691: "Pepin D. Heristal, Duke of Austria 691-714..."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol II, p582, Carolingians: "Grim- oald, after succeeding Pepin as mayor, was assassinated, together with his son and with Ansegisel, in 656 for plotting against the Merovingians; but Begga and her son Pepin II of Herstal (died 714) survived. By 680 this Pepin was himself mayor of the Palace in Austrasia, and in 687 his victory over the Neustrians made him master of the whole Frankish territory..."
Vol VII, p862, Pepin II: "called Pepin the Young, Pepin of Herstal, or Pepin of Heristal, Died 16 Dec 714 Jupille near Liege in present-day Belgium, ruler of the Franks (687-714), the first of the great Frankish mayors of the Palace. The son of Begga and Ansegisel, he escaped the massacre of his family, which the ambition of his uncle Grimoald provoked in 662. After the death of the Merovingian king Dagobert II ofAustrasia in 679, Pepin established himself as Mayor of the Palace in that kingdom and defended Austrasian autonomy against Theudoric III of Neustria and Ebroin, Theudoric's Mayor of the Palace."
"Defeated by Ebroin in 680 at Lucofao (nearLaon), Pepin gained his revenge in 687 at Tertry (near Peronne) and became sole effective ruler of the Franks. He nevertheless retained Theudoric III on the throne and after his death replaced him with three successive Merovingian kings. Afterseveral years of warfare Pepin defeated the Frisians on his northeastern border (689) andmarried his son Grimoald to Theodelind, daughter of the Frisian chief Radbod. He also encouraged Christian missionaries in Bavaria."
Macropaedia, Vol IV, p61, Charles Martel: "Neustria bitterly resented its conquest and annexation in 687 by Pepin of Herstal, mayor of Austrasia at the Battle of Tertry (Testry) near Peronne. When in 714 Pepin of Herstal died, he left as heirs three grandsons, hislegitimate children all being dead. Until his grandchildren came of age, Plectrude, Pepin's widow, was to hold power. As an illegitimate son, Charles Martel was entirely neglected in the will..."

The New Columbia Encyclopedia 1975 p462 Carolingians: "...[Pepin of Landen's] descendants, Pepin of Heristal, Charles Martel, Carloman, and Pepin the Short, continued to govern the territories under the nominal kingship of the Mero- vingians..."

The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, VolIV, The Age of Faith, Bk IV, The Dark Ages, Ch XIX, The Decline of the West, Sec III, France, p461: "Pepin II the Younger defeated his rivals at the battle of Testry (687), expanded his title from `major domus' to `dux et princeps Francorum',and ruled all Gaul except Aquitaine."

The Three Germanys, Theodore S Fay, Vol I, 1889, Walker & Co, New York, p94: "...Lothaire II marked the commencement of a singular period in the Frankish history. From about this time, from whatever cause,the kings of the Merovingian line sank into helpless inactivity, and are known as `les rois faineants' (the lazy or sluggard kings). Each king abandoned the royal power to the chief officer of his household, called `Maire du Palais' (Mayor ofthe Palace). Thence arose a short line of powerful dukes with a hereditary right to that exalted rank. The dukes belonged to the family afterward immortalized by Charlemagne (Carlovingian line). Four of them followed in succession: the first Pepin of Landen; the second, Pepin of Heristal (680-714), who caused the Merovingian king of the Franks, Dagobert, to be murdered. Great crimes were now committed inthe Merovingian family. A civil war ensued between the Carlovingian major-domos and the party of the Merovingian kings. At the battle of Testri (687), Pepin of Heristal gained the victory, and overthrew the Merovingian dynasty. He thought it imprudent openly to ascend the throne with the title of king, but he concentrated the royal power in the hands of the major-domo..."

France A Modern History, Albert Guerard, 1959, Univ Michigan Press, p49: "...In Neustria a great mayor, Ebroin, attempted to strengthen the monarchy against the aristocracy. But he was murderedin 681, and his successor, Berthar, was defeated by the Austrasians at Tertry (or Testry) in 687...
"...Pepin of Heristal, the victory of Tertry, established at a single stroke the supremacy of Austrasia and that of his own house. After ashort perios of anarchy, his illegitimate son, Charles Martel, `the Hammer', crushed all apposition in Neurstria, Burgundy, and Aquitainia as well as in Austrasia, defeated the Arabs between Tours and Poitiers (732), led expeditions into Saxony, and was in all but name the sole king of the Franks..."

The Kings of France, Claude Wenzler, Tran. Angela Moyon, Editons Quest-France 13 Rue du Breil, Rennes, France 1995, p4:
"Simplified Family Tree Carolingians (751-987AD)- Pepin of Heristal c640-714..."

World Ancestral Chart No. 125360 Ancestors of Patricia Ann Kieffer.

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 9GC9-7T Mayor of the Palace of AUSTRASIA Born Abt 635 Not Mar Died Junille Meuse France, 8HRB-8F Pepin of HERISTAL, CE/EB Pepin of HERISTAL Died Jupille Liege Belgium.

   Marriage Information:

Pepin married Concubine I Alpaide Austrasia, daughter of Alpa AUSTRASIA and Mrs Alpa Austrasia, about 675. (Concubine I Alpaide Austrasia was born about 612-654 in Heristal, Liege, Belgium and died in Orplegrandmonast, Brabant, Vosges, France.)

   Marriage Information:

Pepin also married Plectrude on 13 May 706 in , , Belgium. (Plectrude was born about 652 in Heristal, Liege, Belgium and died in Apr 714.)

   Marriage Information:

Pepin also married Concubine II Austrasia Pepin Heristall II. (Concubine II Austrasia Pepin Heristall II was born about 658 in Heristal, Liege, Belgium.)

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