Person:Sigobert the Lame (1)

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Name Sigobert "the Lame"
Alt Name Sigibert
Alt Name Sigebert
Gender Male
Alt Birth? ABT 419 Westphalia, Germany
Ancestral File Number 9GBK-4B
Birth? abt 0440 Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Marriage Germanyto Tonantia Ferreolus
Death[1][2] abt 0509 Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyCause: (murdered)

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Sigobert the Lame (also Sigibert or Sigebert) (died c. 509) was a king of the Franks in the area of Zülpich and Cologne.

He was presumably wounded at the knee at the Battle of Tolbiac against the Alamanni.

According to Gregory of Tours, he was murdered by his son Chlodoric upon the instigation of Clovis I, sometime after his victory on the Visigoths (507). Clovis then accused Chlodoric of murder and had him killed in his turn. In this way Clovis became king of Sigobert's and Chlodoric's people.

Gregory suggests that Chlodoric was murdered in the same campaign that also killed the Frankish King Chararic. Before, Clovis had killed Ragnachar and his brothers.

After all these murders Gregory tells us that Clovis lamented that he had no family left anymore, implying that amongst his own casualties were close relatives.

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References
  1. Sigobert the Lame, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. (NEHGR)"The New England Historical and Genealogical Register". (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847 on), 101:109-112.