Childeric I (c. 437– c. 437 can also refer to MS-DOS Code page 437. Events By Place Roman Empire October 29 — Valentinian 481) was the Merovingian king of the Salian Franks from 457 until his death, and the father of Clovis. Events By Place Europe Clovis I becomes king of the Western Franks upon the death of Childeric I (or 482 The Merovingians (also Merovings) were a Salian Frankish dynasty that came to rule the Franks in a region (known as Francia in Latin Salians redirects here for the eleventh-century dynasty see Salian dynasty, for Roman priests see Salii. Events By Place Western Roman Empire Majorian is declared emperor by Ricimer. Clovis I (c 466 &ndash 27 November 511) was the first King of the Franks to unite all the Frankish tribes under one ruler
He succeeded his father Merovech (Latinised as Meroveus or Merovius) as king, traditionally in 457 or 458. Merovech (411-457 ( Latin: Meroveus or Merovius; French: Mérovée) is the legendary founder of the Merovingian dynasty In literature Latinisation is the practice of writing a name in a Latin style when writing in Latin so as to more closely emulate Latin authors or to present a more impressive Events By Place Western Roman Empire Majorian is declared emperor by Ricimer. Events By Place Europe Childeric I succeeds Merovech as king of the Franks (or 457) With his Frankish warband he was established with his capital at Tournai, on lands which he had received as a foederatus of the Romans, and for some time he kept the peace with his allies. Tournai (in Dutch Doornik, in Latin: Tornacum) is a Walloon City and municipality of Belgium Foederatus (pl foederati) is a Latin term whose definition and usage drifted in the time between the early Roman Republic and the The Roman Empire was the post-Republican phase of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic form of government and large territorial
In about 463 in Orléans, in conjunction with the Roman General Aegidius, who was based in Soissons, he defeated the Visigoths, who hoped to extend their dominion along the banks of the Loire River. Events By Place Western Roman Empire Childeric I, king of the Salian Franks, allies with the Roman general Aegidius This article is about the French city of Orléans for other meanings see Orleans (disambiguation. Aegidius (unknown - 464 or 465 was a Gallo-Roman promoted as Magister militum in Gaul under Aëtius around 450 Soissons is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardie in northern France, located on the Aisne River, about 100 The Visigoths (Visigothi, Wisigothi, Vesi, Visi, Wesi, or Wisi were one of two main branches of the Goths, an East The Loire River (lwaʁ in French) is the longest River in France. After the death of Aegidius, he first assisted Comes ("count") Paul of Angers, together with a mixed band of Gallo-Romans and Franks, in defeating the Goths and taking booty. Angers is a city in the Maine-et-Loire department in northwestern France about 300 km south-west of Paris. Odoacer reached Angers but Childeric arrived the next day and a battle ensued. Odoacer (435–493 also known as Odovacar (from the Germanic Audawakrs, meaning "watchful of wealth" was a Roman general and the Count Paul was killed and Childeric took the city. Childeric, having delivered Angers, followed a Saxon warband to the islands on the Atlantic mouth of the Loire, and massacred them there. In a change of alliances, he also joined forces with Odoacer, according to Gregory of Tours, to stop a band of the Alamanni who wished to invade Italy. Odoacer (435–493 also known as Odovacar (from the Germanic Audawakrs, meaning "watchful of wealth" was a Roman general and the Saint Gregory of Tours ( November 30, c 538 &ndash November 17, 594) was a Gallo-Roman historian and bishop of Tours The Alamanni, Allemanni, or Alemanni were originally an alliance of Germanic tribes located around the upper Main river ( Germany Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest
The stories of his expulsion by the Franks, whose women he was taking; of his eight-year stay in Thuringia with King Basin and his wife Basina; of his return when a faithful servant advised him that he could safely do so by sending to him half of a piece of gold which he had broken with him; and of the arrival in Tournai of Queen Basina, whom he married come from Gregory of Tours' Libri Historiarum (Book ii. The Free State of Thuringia (Freistaat Thüringen is located in central Germany. Gold (ˈɡoʊld is a Chemical element with the symbol Au (from its Latin name aurum) and Atomic number 79 12).
He died in 481 and was buried in Tournai, leaving a son Clovis, afterwards king of the Franks. Tournai (in Dutch Doornik, in Latin: Tornacum) is a Walloon City and municipality of Belgium Clovis I (c 466 &ndash 27 November 511) was the first King of the Franks to unite all the Frankish tribes under one ruler
Childeric's tomb was discovered in 1653 (May 27) by a mason doing repairs in the church of Saint-Brice in Tournai, a city in modern Belgium, where numerous precious objects were found, including a richly ornamented sword, a torse-like bracelet, jewels of gold and cloisonné enamel with garnets, gold coins, a gold bull's head and a ring with the inscription CHILDERICI REGIS ("of Childeric the king"), which identified the tomb. Tournai (in Dutch Doornik, in Latin: Tornacum) is a Walloon City and municipality of Belgium In Heraldry, the torse is a twisted roll of fabric wound around the top of the helm and crest to hold the mantle in place Some 300 golden bees were also found. Bees are flying Insects closely related to Wasps and Ants Bees are a Monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea Archduke Leopold William, governor of the Southern Netherlands (today's Belgium), had the find published in Latin, and the treasure went first to the Habsburgs in Vienna, then as a gift to Louis XIV, who was not impressed with them and stored them in the royal library, which became the Bibliothèque Nationale de France during the Revolution. Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria ( Wiener Neustadt January 5 1614 - Vienna November 20 1662) was a military commander Early years Birth and ancestry Louis XIV was born in the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye on September 5 1638 and bore the Heir apparent The French Revolution (1789–1799 was a period of political and social upheaval in the History of France, during which the French governmental structure previously an Napoleon was more impressed with Childeric's bees when he was looking for a heraldic symbol to trump the Bourbon fleur-de-lys. The fleur-de-lys (or fleur-de-lis, plural fleurs-de-lis ˌfləː(rdəˈliː (ˌfləː(rdəˈlɪs in Quebec) translated from French as "lily He settled on Childeric's bees as symbols of the French Empire. The Empire of the French (1804-1814 also known as the Empire of France, Greater French Empire, First French Empire, French Empire, or
On the night of November 5-6, 1831, the treasure of Childeric was among 80 kilos of treasure stolen from the Library and melted down for the gold. Year 1831 ( MDCCCXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a A few pieces were retrieved where they had been hidden in the Seine, including two of the bees. The record of the treasure, however, now exists only in the fine engravings made at the time of its discovery, and in some reproductions made for the Habsburgs.
Childeric IBorn: 437 Died: 482
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