Person:Pepin of Herstal (1)

Pepin II "le Gros" , of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia 0635 and 0645 Herstal, Liège, Belgium
m. est 643
  1. Pepin II "le Gros" , of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia
  2. Clotilda of Heristal
  • HPepin II "le Gros" , of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia
  • WPlectrude
m. est 672
  1. Grimoald of Neustria
  2. Drogo of Champagne
  • HPepin II "le Gros" , of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia
  • WAlpaida
m. est 685
  1. Charles Martel , Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia
  2. Childebrand d'Herstal, Count in Burgundy
Facts and Events
Name[4] Pepin II "le Gros" , of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia
Gender Male
Birth[3] bet 0635 and 0645 Herstal, Liège, Belgium
Marriage est 672 to Plectrude
Marriage est 685  Cohabitation without marriage formalities?  
to Alpaida
Death[1][3] 16 Dec 0714 Jupille-sur-Meuse, Liège, Belgium
Occupation? Hofmeier van Austrasië, Neustrië en Bourgondië, noemde zich "dux Austrasiorum",
Ancestral File Number 9GC9-7T

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Pepin II (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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  2.   Whitney, James Pounder; Henry Melville Gwatkin; and John Bagnell Bury. The Cambridge medieval history. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Fiched by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992), Vol II, p. 126., Primary quality.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pepin II of Heristal, Duke of Austrasia, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  4. PEPIN [II] "le Gros" or "d'Herstal", son of ANSEGISEL & his wife Begga ([645]-Jupille, near Liège 16 Dec 714, bur Metz, basilique de Saint-Arnoul)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.