King Clodion FRANKS, III
(Abt 380-Abt 445)
Queen Basina Thuringia FRANKS
(Bef 382-Aft 470)
Mrs Franks Vern
King Merovech FRANKS
(Abt 415-457)
Queen Verica FRANKS
(Abt 415-)
King Childeric FRANKS, I
(Abt 436-Abt 481)


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Queen Basina Thuringia FRANKS

King Childeric FRANKS, I

  • Born: Abt 436, , Westphalia, Germany
  • Married: Abt 463-465, , , Germany
  • Died: Abt 26 Nov 481-484

   Other names for Childeric were MEROVINGIAN DYNASTY Founder and FRANKS King.

   Ancestral File Number: 8HV7-BN. User ID: 317278368874512.

   General Notes:

Founder of MEROVINGIAN Dynasty, King of the FRANKS Reigned 457/458-481.

Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p58: "154N Childerich, Counto of the Franks, (Parents not known, F of 165); because of his voluptuous and licentious conduct, he was driven from the kingdom by his own people; he took refuge with his relative Bisinus; in appreciation of Bisinus' generosity, Childerich won the favor of his wife, Basinia, and married her; he later returned to France and was restored to his high position."

The Three Germanys, Theodore S Fay, Vol I, 1889, Walker & Co, New York, p93:
"Merovaeus was the first important Frankish king of the Merovingian dynasty. He fought withAetius 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: "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,saying she knew no man wiser, stronger,or handsomer. The child of their union was Clovis..."

The Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, France 458: "Childeric, son of Merovius, founds the Merovingian Dynasty, King of Franks 458-481..."

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 Kings of France, Claude Wenzler, Tran. Angela Moyon, Editons Quest-France 13 Rue du Breil, Rennes, France 1995, p11: "The Franks- Childeric I 436- 457- 481AD- Queen: Basine ?- 463- ? The last of the pagan kings. He succeeded his father, Merovech in 457 AD."

Ancestral File Ver 4.11 8HV7-BN Childeric I Born Abt 436 Died Abt 481, 9GBK-H7 Childeric I FRANKS King Born/Died Abt ?419 Mar ?21 Sep 1820, Ver 4.10 Born 436 Westphalia Germany Mar 463/465 Germany Died 26 Nov 481/484, 3G Childebert.

   Marriage Information:

Childeric married Queen Basina Thuringia FRANKS, daughter of King Weldelphus THURINGIA, about 463-465 in , , Germany. (Queen Basina Thuringia FRANKS was born before 382-440 in , Thuringia, Germany and died after 470.)

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