Sigebert I (535-575) was the king of Austrasia from the death of his father in 561 to his own death. Sigeberht I (Siegeberht the Little was king of Essex from 617 to 653 Events By Place Byzantine Empire Justinian I orders Belisarius to start the reconquest of Italy; Mundus Events By Place Europe The Kingdom of East Anglia is founded by the Angle groups "North Folk" and "South Austrasia (rarely Austria, both meaning "eastern land" formed the north-eastern portion of the Kingdom of the Merovingian Franks, comprising Events By Place Europe Clotaire I dies and the Frankish kingdom is divided Sigebert I becomes king of Austrasia He was the third surviving son out of four of Clotaire I and Ingund. Chlothar I (or Chlothachar, Chlotar, Clothar, Clotaire, Chlotochar, or Hlothar, giving rise to Lothair; 497 Ingonde, Ingund, or Ingunda (born c 499, Thuringia) was the daughter of King Baderic of Thuringia (c His reign found him mostly occupied with a successful civil war against his half brother, Chilperic. Chilperic I (c 539 &ndash September 584 was the king of Neustria (or Soissons) from 561 to his death
When Clotaire I died in 561, his kingdom was divided, in accordance with Frankish custom, among his four sons: Sigebert became king of the northeastern portion, known as Austrasia, with its capital at Rheims, to which he added further territory on the death of his brother, Charibert, in 567 or 568; Charbiert himself had received the kingdom centred on Paris; Guntram received the Kingdom of Burgundy with its capital at Orléans; and the youngest son, the aforementiond Chilperic, received Soissons, which became Neustria when he received his share of Charibert's kingdom. Events By Place Europe Clotaire I dies and the Frankish kingdom is divided Sigebert I becomes king of Austrasia The Franks or Frankish people (Franci or gens Francorum) were West Germanic tribes first identified in the 3rd century as an Ethnic group Austrasia (rarely Austria, both meaning "eastern land" formed the north-eastern portion of the Kingdom of the Merovingian Franks, comprising Reims (alternative English spelling Rheims; riːmz in English and /ʁɛ̃s/ in French) is a city of the Champagne-Ardenne région of northern Charibert I (c 517&ndashNovember or December 567 was the Merovingian King of Paris, the second-eldest son of Chlothar I and Ingund. Events By Place Europe Liuva I succeeds Athanagild as king of the Visigoths. Events By Place Europe April 1 — King Alboin leads the Lombards into Italy refugees fleeing from them go on Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Saint Guntram (c 532 – 592 (also called Gontram, Gontran, Gunthram, or Gunthchramn) was the king of Burgundy from 561 to 592 Burgundy is a region of Western Europe which has existed as a political entity in a number of forms with very different boundaries This article is about the French city of Orléans for other meanings see Orleans (disambiguation. Soissons is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardie in northern France, located on the Aisne River, about 100 The territory of Neustria or Neustrasia, meaning "new land" originated in 511 made up of the regions from Aquitaine to the English Channel, Incursions by the Avars, a fierce nomadic tribe related to the Huns, caused Sigebert to move his capital from Rheims to Metz. The Caucasian Avars are a modern people of Caucasus, mainly of Dagestan. The Huns were an early confederation of Central Asian equestrian nomads or semi-nomads with a Turkic core of aristocracy Metz (mɛs in French) is a city in the northeast of France, capital of the Lorraine région and Préfecture He repelled their attacks twice, in 562 and c. Events By Place Byzantine Empire Belisarius stands trial for corruption in Constantinople, possibly with 568. Events By Place Europe April 1 — King Alboin leads the Lombards into Italy refugees fleeing from them go on
About 567, he married Brunhilda, daughter of the Visigothic king Athanagild. Events By Place Europe Liuva I succeeds Athanagild as king of the Visigoths. The Visigoths (Visigothi, Wisigothi, Vesi, Visi, Wesi, or Wisi were one of two main branches of the Goths, an East Athanagild (died 567 was Visigothic King of Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula, today Spain and Portugal) This marriage, if we take the chief chronicler of the age, Gregory of Tours, at his word, reveals something about Sigebert's superior character in that violent and lascivious age. Saint Gregory of Tours ( November 30, c 538 &ndash November 17, 594) was a Gallo-Roman historian and bishop of Tours As Gregory tells it:
Upon seeing this, Chilperic, the most base of Sigebert's brothers, sent to Athanagild for his other daughter's hand. This daughter, Galswintha, was given him and he abandoned his other wives. Galswintha (540-568 was the daughter of Athanagild, Visigothic king of Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula, comprising modern Spain and However, he soon tired of her and had her murdered in order to marry his mistress Fredegund. Fredegund or Fredegunda (also Latin Fredegundis or French Frédégonde; died 597 was the Queen consort of Chilperic Probably spurred by his wife Brunhilda's anger at her sister's murder, Sigebert sought revenge. The two brothers had already been at war, but their hostility now elevated into a long and bitter war that was continued by the descendants of both.
In 573, Sigebert took possession of Poitiers and Touraine, and conquered most of his kingdom. Events By Place Europe The Battle of Arfderydd is fought between Gwenddoleu ap Ceidio and the sons of Eliffer Gwrgi and Poitiers is a town on the Clain River in west central France. Touraine may also refer to Alain Touraine, French sociologist Chilperic then hid in Tournai. Tournai (in Dutch Doornik, in Latin: Tornacum) is a Walloon City and municipality of Belgium But at Sigebert's moment of triumph, when he had just been declared king by Chilperic's subjects at Vitry, he was struck down by two assassins working for Fredegund.
He was succeeded by his son Childebert under the regency of Brunhilda. Childebert II (570-595 was the Merovingian king of Austrasia, which included Provence at the time from 575 until his death in 595 the eldest and succeeding son Brunhilda and Childebert quickly put themselves under the protection of Guntram, who eventually adopted Childebert as his own son and heir.
Sigebert IBorn: 535 Died: 575
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