Chlothar I (or Chlothachar, Chlotar, Clothar, Clotaire, Chlotochar, or Hlothar, giving rise to Lothair; 497 – 561), called the Old (le Vieux), King of the Franks, was one of the four sons of Clovis. Lothair (Latin Lotharius; German Lothar; French Lothaire) is a Germanic Given name, derived from the older form Clotaire Events By Place Europe The Alemanni are defeated by the Franks under Clovis I near Bonn. Events By Place Europe Clotaire I dies and the Frankish kingdom is divided Sigebert I becomes king of Austrasia The Franks were originally led by dukes (military leaders and reguli (petty kings 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 was born about 497 in Soissons (now in Aisne département, Picardie, France). Soissons is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardie in northern France, located on the Aisne River, about 100 Aisne (ɛn is a department in the northern part of France named after the Aisne River. In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division Picardie ( English: Picardy is one of the 26 regions of France. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics.
On the death of his father in 511, he received, as his share of the kingdom, the town of Soissons, which he made his capital; the cities of Laon, Noyon, Cambrai, and Maastricht; and the lower course of the Meuse River. Events By Place Byzantine Empire Riots erupt in Antioch between supporters of Patriarch Flavian II and emperor Soissons is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardie in northern France, located on the Aisne River, about 100 Laon (lɑ̃ is a city and commune in Picardie in northern France, préfecture (capital} of the Aisne department For another meaning see Noyan Noyon ( Latin: Noviomagus Veromanduorum) is a small (14471 inhabitants in 1990 but historic Cambrai (Dutch Kamerijk; old spelling Cambray) is a French town and commune, in the Nord département, Maastricht ( Dutch; Limburgish and city dialect Mestreech; French: Maestricht or Maëstricht; Spanish: The Meuse (in Dutch and in German: "Maas" in Latin: "Mosa" in Celtic:"Mus" (the rootword presumingly But he was very ambitious, and sought to extend his domain.
He was the chief instigator of the murder of his brother Chlodomer's children in 524, and his share of the spoils consisted of the cities of Tours and Poitiers. Chlodomer, also spelled Clodomir or Clodomer (born c 495 was the second of the four sons of Clovis I, King of the Franks. Events 25 June - Battle of Vézeronce: The Franks defeat the Burgundians Tours is a city in France the Préfecture (capital city of the Indre-et-Loire département, on the lower reaches of the river Poitiers is a town on the Clain River in west central France. He took part in various expeditions against Burgundy and, after the destruction of that kingdom in 534, obtained Grenoble, Die, and some of the neighbouring cities. Burgundy (Bourgogne Burgund is a region historically situated in modern-day France and Switzerland, inhabited in turn by Celts ( Gauls) Events By Place Byzantine Empire January 1 — Decimus Theodorius Paulinus is appointed Consul (the last to hold this Grenoble is a city and commune in south-east France situated at the foot of the Alps where the Drac joins the Isère River. Die ( French: Die pronounced dee; Occitan: Diá) is a commune, former episcopal see and Sub-prefecture
When the Ostrogoths ceded Provence to the Franks, he received the cities of Orange, Carpentras, and Gap. The Ostrogoths (Ostrogothi or Austrogothi were a branch of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe that played a major role in the political events of the late Provence ( Provençal Occitan: Provença in classical norm or Prouvènço in Mistralian norm is a region of southeastern France Orange ( Provençal Occitan: Aurenja in classical norm or Aurenjo in Mistralian norm norm is a town and commune in the Carpentras ( Provençal Occitan: Carpentràs in classical norm or Carpentras in Mistralian norm is a town and commune in the Gap (Gap is a commune in southeastern France, the capital of the Hautes-Alpes department. In 531, he marched against the Thuringii with his nephew Theudebert I and in 542, with his brother Childebert I against the Visigoths of Spain. Events By Place Byzantine Empire April 19 — Belisarius is defeated at the Battle of Callinicum; Mundus The Thuringii or Toringi were a Germanic tribe which appeared late during the Völkerwanderung in the Harz Mountains of central Theudebert I ( French: Thibert or Théodebert) (c 500 &ndash 547 or 548 was the Merovingian king of Austrasia from 533 to his death Events By Place Byzantine Empire An outbreak of the plague kills at least 230000 in Constantinople (before they stopped Childebert I ( Rheims, c496 &ndash 13 December 558) was the Frankish king of Paris, a Merovingian dynast one of the four The Visigoths (Visigothi, Wisigothi, Vesi, Visi, Wesi, or Wisi were one of two main branches of the Goths, an East Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. On the death of his great-nephew Theodebald in 555, Clotaire annexed his territories. Theudebald or Theodebald (in Modern English, Theobald; in French, Thibaud or Théodebald; in German, Theudowald Events By Place Byzantine Empire An Earthquake devastates Latakia. On Childebert's death in 558 he became sole king of the Franks. Events By Place Byzantine Empire May 7 — In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses
He also ruled over the greater part of Germany, made expeditions into Saxony, and for some time exacted from the Saxons an annual tribute of 500 cows. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The Free State of Saxony (Freistaat Sachsen ˈzaksən Swobodny Stat Sakska is the easternmost federal state of Germany. The end of his reign was troubled by internal dissensions, his son Chram rising against him on several occasions. Chram or Chramn (died 561 was a son of Chlothar I and his fourth wife Chunsina. Following Chram into Brittany, where the rebel had taken refuge, Clotaire shut him up with his wife and children in a cottage, which he set on fire. Brittany (Breizh bʁejs Bretagne; Gallo: Bertaèyn) is a former independent Celtic kingdom and Duchy, now incorporated into Overwhelmed with remorse, he went to Tours to implore forgiveness at the tomb of St Martin, and died shortly afterwards.
Clotaire's first marriage was to Guntheuc, widow of his own brother Chlodomer, sometime around 524. Guntheuc of Gondioque (495-c 532 was the daughter of the last King of Burgundy. They had no children.
His second marriage, which occurred around 532, was to Radegund, daughter of Bertachar, King of Thuringia, whom he and his brother Theuderic defeated. Events By Place Byzantine Empire January 11 — Nika riots in Constantinople: The cathedral is destroyed Radegund (also spelled Rhadegund) (c 520–587 was a 6th century Frankish princess who founded the Convent of Our Lady of Poitiers. Berthar or Bertachar was a son of Bisinus and Basina. He and his brothers Hermanfrid and Baderic succeeded their father Bisinus to The Free State of Thuringia (Freistaat Thüringen is located in central Germany. She was later canonized. Canonization is the act by which a particular Christian church declares a deceased person to be a Saint and is included in the canon or list of recognized saints They had no children.
His third and most successful marriage was to Ingund, by whom he had five sons and two daughters:
His next marriage was to a sister of Ingund, Aregund, with whom he had a son:
His last wife was Chunsina (or Chunsine), with whom he had one son:
Chlothar IBorn: 497 Died: 561
|King of Soissons|
|King of Orleans|
|King of Reims|
Moved to Metz
|King of Paris|
Title last held byClovis I
|King of the Franks|
Title next held byClotaire II