Chilperic BURGUNDY
(Abt 445-)
Mrs Burgundy Chilperic
(Abt 449-)
Queen Saint Clotilda Burgundy FRANKS
(Abt 467-Abt 543)


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King Clovis FRANKS, I

Queen Saint Clotilda Burgundy FRANKS

  • Born: Abt 467-475, Tours, Indre-Et-Loire, Alsace, France
  • Christened: , Bourgogne, France
  • Married: 491-493, , , France
  • Died: Abt 3 Jun 543-548, Tours, Indre-Et-Loire, Alsace, France

   Other names for Saint were FRANKS Queen, Clotilde and CLOTILDE Saint.

   Ancestral File Number: 9GBK-SR. User ID: 158639184437257.

   General Notes:

SAINT Clotilde, Queen of the FRANKS.

Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p60: "165N Clovis, King of the Franks, (S of 154, F of 175; married Chlotilda while she was in a nunnery mourning her slain family; following their marriage Clovis avenged the slaying of her family in 499; she was influential in the conversion ofClovis to Christianity."

Europe in the Middle Ages, Robert S Hoyt, 1957, Harcourt Brace & Co, p42: "... The support of the bishops, and thus of the bulk of the population, was strong enough reason for a barbarian king who contemplated conversion to turn to the Catholic faith. But we do not know whether such realistic considerations motivated Clovis. Perhaps it was the persuasion of the Burgundian princess Clotilda, whom he married in 493 (a Catholic, though her people were still Arian)..."

The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Ch IV, Europe Takes Form, Bk III Prelude to France, Sec 2 The Franks 240-511, p91: "In 493 he married a Christian, Clothilde, who soon converted him from paganism to Nicene Christianity. Remi, bishop and saint, baptized him at Reims before an audience of prelates and notables judiciously invited from all Gaul; and 3000 soldiers followed Clovis to the font...
"...Clovis, rich with captives, slaves, and benedictions, moved his capital to Paris. There, four years later, he died, old at forty-five... Queen Clothilde having helped to make Gaul France, `came to Tours after the death of her husband, and served there in the church of St Martin, and dwelt in the place with the greatest chastity and kindness all the days of her life.'"

The Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, France 481: "...Clovis marries Clotilda, a catholic, 491, a Princess of Burgundy..."

The Kings of France, Claude Wenzler, Tran. Angela Moyon, Editons Quest-France 13 Rue du Breil, Rennes, France 1995, p11: "The Merovingians- Clovis 465- 481- Paris 511 AD, Queen: Clotilda 475- 493- 545AD... Urged by his wife, Clotilda, he was baptised into the Christian faith in Reims on Christmas Day 496 AD by St Remigius. He was the only barbarian king to have espoused the Roman Catholic regligion, and thereafter Clovis was supported by the Church..."

IGI Birth Film #2034605 Born Tours France.

Ancestral File Ver 4.11 8HTG-25 Saint Clotilde BURGUNDY Born Abt 467 Died Abt 543, 9GBK-SR Clotilde FRANKS Queen Born Abt 470 Died 3 Jun 548, Ver 4.10 Born Abt 475 Mar Abt 492/ 493.

   Marriage Information:

Saint married King Clovis FRANKS, I, son of King Childeric FRANKS, I and Queen Basina Thuringia FRANKS, in 491-493 in , , France. (King Clovis FRANKS, I was born about 465-496 in Reims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France, christened on 25 Dec 496 in Reims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France, died on 27 Nov 511-514 in Church, St Pierre, Paris, Seine, France and was buried in Abbey, St Denis, Paris, Seine, France.)

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