Person:Alpaida (1)

Alpaida
b.est 660
Facts and Events
Name Alpaida
Alt Name Alpais of Saxony
Alt Name Chalpada
Alt Name[2] Chalpais
Alt Name Aupais of Austrasia
Gender Female
Alt Birth? 0654 Heristal,Liege,,Belgium
Birth[3] est 660
Marriage est 685  Cohabitation without marriage formalities?  
to Pepin II "le Gros" , of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia
Death? 0705 Orplegrandmonast,Brabant,Vosges,France
Ancestral File Number 9GC9-JD


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Pepin (c. 635 – 16 December 714), commonly known as Pepin of Herstal, was a Frankish statesman and military leader who de facto ruled Francia as the Mayor of the Palace from 680 until his death. He took the title, Duke and Prince of the Franks, upon his conquest of all the Frankish realms.

The son of the powerful Frankish statesman, Ansegisel, Pepin worked to establish his family, the Pippinids, as the strongest in Francia. He was able to realise his dreams by becoming Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia in 680. Pepin subsequently embarked on several wars to expand his power. He united all the Frankish realms by the conquest of Neustria and Burgundy in 687. In foreign conflicts, Pepin increased the power of the Franks by his subjugation of the Alemanni, the Frisians, and the Franconians. He also began the process of evangelisation of Germany.

Pepin's statesmanship was notable for the further diminution of Merovingian royal authority, and for the acceptance of the undisputed right to rule for his family. Therefore, Pepin was able to name as heir, his grandson, Theudoald. But, this was not accepted by his powerful out-of-wedlock son, Charles Martel, leading to a civil war after his death in which the latter emerged victorious.

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References
  1.   Alpaida, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. CHALPAIS [Alpais], in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3. Birth year estimated based on estimated birth years of her husband and children.