Chlothar II (or Chlotar, Clothar, Clotaire, Chlotochar, or Hlothar, giving rise to Lothair; 584 – 629), called the Great (le Grand) or the Young (le Jeune), King of Neustria, and, from 613 to 629, King of all the Franks, was not yet born when his father, King Chilperic I died in 584. Lothair (Latin Lotharius; German Lothar; French Lothaire) is a Germanic Given name, derived from the older form Clotaire Events By Place Europe Andeca deposes and kills Eboric to become king of the Suevi. Events By Place Persian and Byzantine Empires September - Jerusalem is reconquered by the Byzantine Empire from The territory of Neustria or Neustrasia, meaning "new land" originated in 511 made up of the regions from Aquitaine to the English Channel, Events By Place Europe Clotaire II reunites the Frankish kingdoms by ordering the murder of Sigebert II. Events By Place Persian and Byzantine Empires September - Jerusalem is reconquered by the Byzantine Empire from The Franks were originally led by dukes (military leaders and reguli (petty kings Chilperic I (c 539 &ndash September 584 was the king of Neustria (or Soissons) from 561 to his death His mother, Fredegund, was regent until her death in 597, at which time the thirteen-year old Clotaire began to rule for himself. Fredegund or Fredegunda (also Latin Fredegundis or French Frédégonde; died 597 was the Queen consort of Chilperic Events By Topic Education The King's School is founded in Canterbury. As king, he continued his mother's feud with Brunhilda, queen of Austrasia, with equal viciousness and bloodshed. Austrasia (rarely Austria, both meaning "eastern land" formed the north-eastern portion of the Kingdom of the Merovingian Franks, comprising
In 599, he made war with his cousins, Theuderic II of Burgundy and Theudebert II of Austrasia, who defeated him at Dormelles (near Montereau). For the motorcycle see Honda 599 and for the car see Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. Theuderic II (also Theuderich, Theoderic, or Theodoric; in French, Thierry) (587-613 king of Burgundy (595-613 and Burgundy (Bourgogne Burgund is a region historically situated in modern-day France and Switzerland, inhabited in turn by Celts ( Gauls) Theudebert II ( French: Thibert or Théodebert; 586 &ndash 612 King of Austrasia (595 &ndash 612 AD) was the son and Heir Dormelles is a French commune located in the Seine-et-Marne département, in the Île-de-France région Montereau is a commune of the Loiret département, in France. At this point, however, the two brothers took up arms against each other. In 605, he invaded Theuderic's kingdom, but did not subdue it. For the car see Peugeot 605. Events By Place Asia As a result of a quarrel between Numan III the Lakhmid He remained often at war with Theuderic and the latter died in Metz in late 613 while preparing a campaign against him. Metz (mɛs in French) is a city in the northeast of France, capital of the Lorraine région and Préfecture Events By Place Europe Clotaire II reunites the Frankish kingdoms by ordering the murder of Sigebert II. At that time, Warnachar, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, and Rado, mayor of the palace of Burgundy, abandoned the cause of Brunhilda and her great-grandson, Sigebert II, and the entire realm was delivered into Clotaire's hands. Warnachar (sometimes numbered Warnachar II; in modern French, Warnachaire or Garnier) was the Mayor of the palace of Burgundy Mayor of the Palace was an early medieval Title and Office, also called Majordomo, from the Latin title Maior domus ("superior Rado or Radon was the Mayor of the palace of Burgundy from 613 to 617 See Sigeberht II of Essex for the Saxon ruler by that name Sigebert II (601-613 was king of Burgundy and Austrasia (613 Brunhilda and Sigebert met Clotaire's army on the Aisne, but the Patrician Aletheus, Duke Rocco, and Duke Sigvald deserted the host and the grand old woman and her king had to flee. Aisne (ɛn is a department in the northern part of France named after the Aisne River. They got as far as the Orbe, but Clotaire's minions caught up with them by the lake Neuchâtel. Orbe (Urba Orbach is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud. Neuchâtel ( literally: New Castle in Old French) is the Capital of the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel on Lake Both of them and Sigebert's younger brother Corbo were executed by Clotaire's orders.
In that year, Clotaire II became the first king of all the Franks since his grandfather Clotaire I died in 561 by ordering the murder of the infant Sigebert II (son of Theuderic), whom the aging Brunhilda had attempted to set on the thrones of Austrasia and Burgundy, causing a rebellion among the nobility. The Franks or Frankish people (Franci or gens Francorum) were West Germanic tribes first identified in the 3rd century as an Ethnic group Chlothar I (or Chlothachar, Chlotar, Clothar, Clotaire, Chlotochar, or Hlothar, giving rise to Lothair; 497 Events By Place Europe Clotaire I dies and the Frankish kingdom is divided Sigebert I becomes king of Austrasia See Sigeberht II of Essex for the Saxon ruler by that name Sigebert II (601-613 was king of Burgundy and Austrasia (613 Burgundy (Bourgogne Burgund is a region historically situated in modern-day France and Switzerland, inhabited in turn by Celts ( Gauls) This led to the delivery of Brunhilda into Clotaire's hands, his thirst for vengeance leading to his formidable old aunt enduring the agony of the rack for three whole days, before suffering a horrific death, chained between four horses that were goaded in separate directions, eventually tearing her apart.
In 615, Clotaire II promulgated the Edict of Paris, a sort of Frankish Magna Carta that reserved many rights to the Frankish nobles while it excluded Jews from all civil employment for the Crown. Events By Place Europe The Edict of Paris grants extensive rights to the Frankish nobility The Edict of Paris of Clotaire II, the Merovingian King of the Franks, promulgated October 18 614 (or perhaps 615) is Magna Carta ( Latin for Great Charter, literally " Great Paper " also called Magna Carta Libertatum ( Great Charter of Freedoms Antisemitism (alternatively spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism; also rarely known as judeophobia) is the Prejudice against or hostility The ban effectively placed all literacy in the Merovingian monarchy squarely under ecclesiastical control and also greatly pleased the nobles, from whose ranks the bishops were ordinarily exclusively drawn. The Merovingians (also Merovings) were a Salian Frankish dynasty that came to rule the Franks in a region (known as Francia in Latin Clotaire was induced by Warnachar and Rado to make the mayoralty of the palace a lifetime appointment at Bonneuil-sur-Marne, near Paris, in 617. Bonneuil-sur-Marne is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Events By Place Europe Heathens revolt in Kent under king Eadbald. By these actions, Clotaire lost his own legislative abilities and the great number of laws enacted in his reign are probably the result of the nobles' petitions, which the king had no authority not to heed.
In 623, he gave the kingdom of Austrasia to his young son Dagobert I. Events By Place Europe Clotaire II, king of the Franks, makes his son Dagobert I king of Austrasia Austrasia (rarely Austria, both meaning "eastern land" formed the north-eastern portion of the Kingdom of the Merovingian Franks, comprising Dagobert I (c 603 &ndash 19 January 639) was the king of Austrasia (623&ndash634 king of all the Franks (629&ndash634 and king of This was a political move as repayment for the support of Bishop Arnulf of Metz and Pepin I, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, the two leading Austrasian nobles, who were effectively granted semi-autonomy. Saint Arnulf of Metz was born of an important Frankish family at an uncertain date around 582 Pepin (also Peppin, Pipin, or Pippin) of Landen (c 580 &ndash 27 February 640) also called the Elder or
Clotaire II died in 629 after 45 years on the throne, longer than any other Merovingian dynast. He left the crown greatly reduced in power and prepared the way for the rise of the mayors and the rois fainéants.
First wife of Chlothar II was Haldertude (575-604). They had the following son:
Second wife of Chlothar II was Bertrade. Dagobert I (c 603 &ndash 19 January 639) was the king of Austrasia (623&ndash634 king of all the Franks (629&ndash634 and king of
Third wife of Chlothar II was Sichilde (Brynhilde). They had the following children:
Chlothar IIBorn: 584 Died: 629
|King of Neustria|
with Fredegonde (584–597)
in Austrasia & Neustria
Title last held byClotaire I
|King of the Franks|