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[email protected]#* I de FRANKS (son of [email protected]#* de (Salic) Franks and [email protected]#* of Sweden) was born 436, and died 481.He married [email protected]#* Andovera De Thuringia, daughter of Chlodwig De Cologne.
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Julius Caesar subdued the Gauls, native tribes of Gaul (France) 58 to 51 BC after which the Romans ruled 500 years. The Franks, a Teutonic tribe, reached the Somme from the East 250 AD. By the 5th Century, the Merovingian Franks ousted the Romans. In 451, with the help of Visigoths, Burgundians, and others, they defeated Attila and the Huns at Chalons-sur-Marne.
Childeric I became leader of the Merovingians 458. His son Clovis I (Choldwig, Ludwig, Louis) was crowned in 481. - 
The Merovingians were a dynasty of Frankish kings who ruled a frequently fluctuating area in parts of present-day France and Germany from the fifth to the eighth century. They were sometimes referred to as the "long-haired kings" (Latin reges criniti) by contemporaries, for their symbolically unshorn hair (traditionally the tribal leader of the Franks wore his hair long, while the warriors trimmed it short).
The Merovingian dynasty owes its name to Merovech (sometimes Latinised as Meroveus or Merovius), leader of the Salian Franks from c.447 to 457, and emerges into wider history with the victories of his son Childeric I (reigned c.457 – 481) against the Visigoths, Saxons, and Alemanni. Childeric's son Clovis I went on to unite most of Gaul north of the Loire under his control around 486, when he defeated Syagrius, the Roman ruler in those parts.
He won the Battle of Tolbiac against the Alemanni in 496, on which occasion he adopted his wife's Roman Catholic faith, and decisively defeated the Visigothic kingdom of Toulouse in the Battle of Vouillé in 507. After Clovis' death, his kingdom was partitioned among his four sons, according to Frankish custom. Over the next century, this tradition of partition would continue. Even when multiple Merovingian kings ruled, the kingdom — not unlike the late Roman Empire — was conceived of as a single entity ruled collectively by several kings (in their own realms) and the turn of events could result in the reunification of the whole kingdom under a single king. Leadership among the early Merovingians was based on mythical descent and alleged divine patronage, expressed in terms of continued military success. - 
The Merovingian king was the master of the booty of war, both movable and in lands and their folk, and he was in charge of the redistribution of conquered wealth among the first of his followers. "When he died his property was divided equally among his heirs as though it were private property: the kingdom was a form of patrimony" (Rouche 1987 p 420). The kings appointed magnates to be comites, charging them with defence, administration, and the judgement of disputes. This happened against the backdrop of a newly isolated Europe without its Roman systems of taxation and bureaucracy, the Franks having taken over administration as they gradually penetrated into the thoroughly Romanised west and south of Gaul. The counts had to provide armies, enlisting their milites and endowing them with land in return. These armies were subject to the king's call for military support. There were annual national assemblies of the nobles of the realm and their armed retainers which decides major policies of warmaking. The army also acclaimed new kings by raising them on its shields in a continuance of ancient practice which made the king the leader of the warrior-band, not a head of state. Furthermore, the king was expected to support himself with the products of his private domain (royal demesne), which was called the fisc. Some scholars have attributed this to the Merovingians lacking a sense of res publica, but other historians have criticized this view as an oversimplification. This system developed in time into feudalism, and expectations of royal self-sufficiency lasted until the Hundred Years' War.
Trade declined with the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, and agricultural estates were mostly self-sufficient. The remaining international trade was dominated by Middle Eastern merchants.
Merovingian law was not universal law based on rational equity, generally applicable to all, as Roman law; it was applied to each man according to his origin: Ripuarian Franks were subject to their own Lex Ribuaria, codified at a late date (Beyerle and Buchner 1954), while the so-called Lex Salica (Salic Law) of the Salian clans, first tentatively codified in 511 (Rouche 1987 p 423) was invoked under medieval exigencies as late as the Valois era. In this the Franks lagged behind the Burgundians and the Visigoths, that they had no universal Roman-based law. In Merovingian times, law remained in the rote memorisation of rachimburgs, who memorised all the precedents on which it was based, for Merovingian law did not admit of the concept of creating new law, only of maintaining tradition. Nor did its Germanic traditions offer any code of civil law required of urbanised society, such as Justinian caused to be assembled and promulgated in the Byzantine Empire. The few surviving Merovingian edicts are almost entirely concerned with settling divisions of estates among heirs. - 
The Merovingian kingdom, which included, from at latest 509, all the Franks and all of Gaul but Burgundy, from its first division in 511 was in an almost constant state of war, usually civil. The sons of Clovis maintained their fraternal bonds in wars with the Burgundians, but showed that dangerous vice of personal aggrandisement when their brothers died. Heirs were seized and executed and kingdoms annexed. - 
 - http://www.whosyomama.com/gabroaddrick3/30/11392.htm
 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merovingian
chil'd?rik, c.436–481, Merovingian king of the Salian Franks (c.457–481), a Germanic tribe; son of Meroveus and father of Clovis I. Information on him is mostly legendary. His rule was that of a tribal chieftain. He defeated (463) the Visigoths at Orléans as an ally of the Roman general Aegidius. Subsequently he defeated the Saxons and the Alemanni. His tomb, containing armor and ornaments, was discovered in 1653 at his capital, near Tournai, Belgium.
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MEROVINGIAN KINGS OF THE FRANKS
AD 476 - 751
The Frankish leader, Clovis, united the Salians with the Ripuarian (Eastern) Franks and they were converted to Christianity in 497. Their kingdom expanded under Clovis and his sons to include Neustria (northern France), Austrasia (Netherlands, Austria, northern Germany), Burgundy and Provence by 714.The Franks quickly became the dominant Germanic tribe in not only Gaul but throughout Central and Western Europe. The territory between modern-day France and Germany, and south to Central Italy, became known as Francia. The kingdoms this eventually encompassed included West Francia (France), East Francia (eventually to emerge as Germany), Burgundy, Lombardy, Lotharingia / Lorraine (only briefly an independent kingdom before it splintered into various interrelated principalities, known as the Stem Duchies), and the Papal States (which started life as the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna), which were centered on Rome. All of this territory was part of the Empire of Charlemagne.
456 - 511 Clovis I (Chlodwig) Son of Childeric. Founded kingdom 476. Married Chlothild.
486 Clovis occupies Northern Gaul.
496 The Franks conquer the Alemanni.
505 The Franks absorb the Alemanni (who later emerge as the Swabians).
507 The Franks defeat the Visigoths, forcing them out of Gaul.
511 The kingdom is divided between Clovis' four sons, ruling Austrasia, Orleans, Paris, and Soissons. Clotaire, king of Soissons was also the new king of the Franks. Soissons was incorporated directly under that rule.
511 - 560 Clotaire / Chlothar I Son. Established the basis of early Frankish monarchy in Gaul.
531 The Thuringians are conquered.
534 The Burgundians are conquered.
555 The Bavarians are conquered.
561 - 567 Charibert I King of the Franks.
561 - 584 Chilperic I Son. King of Neustria.
558 Orleans and Paris are drawn back under direct control of the king of the Franks.
584 - 629 Clotaire / Chlothar II Son. King of Neustria.
613 The Frankish Empire is reunified under Chlothar II’s rule, with Neustria (and the attached Swiss territories) forming its heartland. Austrasia becomes semi-independent again in 622.
629 - 632 Charibert II King of Acquitaine.
630 - 638 Dagobert I King of Austrasia. Defeated in battle by Carinthian Slavs.
633 - 656 Clovis II 633 could be year of birth.
656 Dagobert II
[ Grimoald Son of Pepin I. Carolingian Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia.]
656 - 661 Childebert Adoptivus Son. Adopted by Sigibert III of Austrasia.
662 - 675 Childeric II Son of Clovis II. King of Austrasia.
675 - 676 Clovis III
673 - 691 Theuderich III Son of Clovis II. King of Neustria, Burgundy, & Austrasia.
689 - 719 The Franks conquer the kingdom of Friesland.
691 - 695 Clovis IV Reunited Neustria & Austrasia under central government.
695 - 711 Childebert III Son of Theuderich III. King of Neustria, Burgundy, & Austrasia.
711 - 715 Dagobert III Son. King of Neustria, Burgundy, & Austrasia.
715 - 721 Daniel Chilperich II Son of Childerich II. King of Neustria.
717 - 720 Chlothar / Lothair IV Son of Theuderich III. King of Austrasia.
721 - 737 Theuderich IV Son of Dagobert III. King of Neustria, Burgundy, & Austrasia.
737 - 743 Interregnum, Carolingian mayors rule.
743 - 751 Childeric III Grandson of Childeric II. King of Neustria, Burgundy, & Austrasia. Deposed. Died 755.
751 With the Pope's blessing, the Carolingian Mayors of the Palace depose the Merovingians and take control of the empire. Neustria, Austrasia & Burgundy are controlled directly, and the former two names fade from common use.
Children of [email protected]#* I de FRANKS and [email protected]#* Andovera De Thuringia are:
- +[email protected]*# `the Great' de Franks, b. 466, Rheims, Marne, France , d. 27 Nov 511, Paris France.
- +Andelfida De Franks, b. 460, Rheims, Marne, Loire Atlantique, France1, d. 30 Apr 535, Ravenna, Italy1.