King Merovech FRANKS
- Born: Abt 415, , , France
- Died: 457-458
Other names for Merovech were Mberovbee, Merovee, Meroveus, FRANCE King and FRANKS King.
Ancestral File Number: 8HR9-QP. User ID: 634556737749024.
King of FRANKS Reigned 447-457/458.
France A Modern History, Albert Guerard, 1959, Univ Michigan Press, p46: "The Salian (`sal', the salt sea) Franks had advanced into the region of the lower Meuse and of the Schelde. Defeated by Julian, then accepted as allies, they had remained loyal to the empire as long as there was an impire to defend. Their semifabulous King Merovech (Meroveus), son of a sea monster, had fought Attila under Aetius; his son Childeric had helped Aegidius, the successor of Aetius, against the Visigoths..."
The Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, France 447: "Merovius, son-in-law of Clodion, King of Franks 447-458..."
Europe in the Middle Ages, Robert S Hoyt, 1957, Harcourt Brace & Co, p40: "... Chlodovech, better known as Clovis (481-511), whose career of conquest culm- inated in the establishment of the Frankishkingdom of Merovingian Gaul, so called after Meroveg, the half-mythical founder of the Frankish royal house."
The Three Germanys, Theodore S Fay, Vol I, 1889, Walker & Co, New York, p93: "About the time of Theodosius the Great (395), the powerful German heathen tribe, or rather confederation of tribes, called the Franks, had established themselves on the lower Rhine, elected kings, and acquired written laws. Their third king was Merovaeus (Merovig), from whom the word Merovingian. "Merovaeus was the first important Frankish king of the Merovingian dynasty. He fought with Aetius and Theodoric in their great battle against Attila (451). He was succeeded by Childebert, who was followed by Clovis the Great..."
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: "The first Frank king known by name was the Chlodio who attacked Cologne in 431; Aetius defeated him,but Chlodio succeeded in occupying Gaul as far west as the Somme, and making Tournai his capital. A possibly legendary successor, Merovech (`Son of the Sea'?), gave his name to the Merovingian dynasty, which ruled the Franks till 751. Merovech's son Childeric seduced Basina, wife of a Thuringian king; she went to be his queen..."
The Kings of France, Claude Wenzler, Tran. Angela Moyon, Editons Quest-France 13 Rue du Breil, Rennes, France 1995, p11: "The Franks- Merovech ?- 447-457AD- Thought to be the son of Choldion. He succeeded him in 447 AD."
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 8HR9-QP Merovee Born Abt ?456 Died 458, 9GBK-20 Merovee FRANKS King Born/?Died Abt 415, EMA Meroveg, TTG Merovaeus (Merovig), WCWH Merovius.
Merovech married Queen Verica FRANKS, daughter of Vern FRANKS and Mrs Franks Vern. (Queen Verica FRANKS was born about 415-419 in , Westphalia, Germany and was christened in , Thuringia, Germany.)