The title dux et princeps Francorum, or duke and prince of the Franks, was the title adopted by Pepin of Heristal after his epoch-making victory at the Battle of Tertry in 687. Pepin (also Pippin, Pipin, or Peppin) of Herstal (c 635 &ndash 16 December 714) was the Mayor of the Palace The Battle of Tertry was an important engagement in Merovingian Gaul between the forces of Austrasia on one side and those of Neustria and Events By Place Europe King Theuderic III of Neustria is defeated by Pepin of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace Though previously he had been the mayor of the palace of Austrasia (since 680), by defeating a Neustro-Burgundian army at Tertry he extended his authority over the entire Frankish realm, the first mayor ever to do so. Mayor of the Palace was an early medieval Title and Office, also called Majordomo, from the Latin title Maior domus ("superior Austrasia (rarely Austria, both meaning "eastern land" formed the north-eastern portion of the Kingdom of the Merovingian Franks, comprising Events By Place Europe The Bulgars subjugate the country of current-day Bulgaria. The territory of Neustria or Neustrasia, meaning "new land" originated in 511 made up of the regions from Aquitaine to the English Channel, In light of this, he adopted the new titular dignity to indicate his supremacy.
The title persisted when his illegitimate son, Charles Martel, used it after conquering the Neustrians at the Battle of Soissons. Charles "The Hammer" Martel (Carolus Martellus Charles "the Hammer" (ca The Battle of Soissons of 718 was the last of the great pitched battles of the civil war between the heirs of Pepin of Heristal. The title also arose later as equivalent to the title dux Franciae, the title of the rulers of the Île de France, informally Francia. Île-de-France ( pronounced /il d̪ə fʁɑ̃s/ literally "Island of France" is one of the twenty-six administrative regions of France. Francia or Frankia, later also called the Frankish Empire (imperium Francorum Frankish Kingdom (Latin regnum Francorum, "Kingdom of the These, the dynasts of Robert the Strong's family, are usually termed "Dukes of France" and their title evolved into the name for the French nation (France) after one of their members, Hugh Capet, ascended the throne. Robert IV the Strong (also known as Rutpert) ( 820 - September 15, 866) was Margrave in Neustria. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Hugh Capet (c 940 &ndash 24 October, 996) was the first King of France of the eponymous Capetian dynasty from his election to succeed the