Person:Arnoul de Metz (1)

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Name[13] Arnoul de Metz
Alt Name Arnulf de Heristal
Alt Name Arnoul XXVII , Bishop of Metz
Alt Name Arnulf der Franken
Alt Name Arnulf de Heilige
Alt Name[13] Saint Arnoul
Gender Male
Birth[13] abt 582 Lay-Saint-Christophe, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France
Alt Birth? 13 Aug 0582 or 0583 Heristal, Belgium
Alt Birth? 13 Aug 0582 Metz, Moselle, France
Reference Number[1] Q337189?
Alt Marriage ABT. 595 to Dode
Marriage 0606 Heristal, Liège, Belgiumto Dode
Death? 18 jul 640 or 641 Saint-Amé, Vosges, France
Occupation? Bishop of Metz
Alt Death? 16 Aug 0640/0641 Remiremont, Vosages, France
Alt Death? 16 aug 640 Metz, Moselle, France
Religion[13] Saint
Burial? Metz, Moselle, FranceChurch Of The Apostles, Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France|Church of the Apostles, Metz, France

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Saint Arnulf of Metz (c. 582640) was a Frankish bishop of Metz and advisor to the Merovingian court of Austrasia, who retired to the Abbey of Remiremont. In French he is also known as Arnoul or Arnoulf. In English he is also known as Arnold.

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  1. Arnulf of Metz, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Tab. Gen. Souv., France 22, Tab. III.
  3.   Keiser und Koenig Hist., Gen. Hist. 25, pt 1, p. 5.
  4.   Americana, Am. Pub. F, v. 32, p. 581.
  5.   Plantagenet Ancestry, Eng. 116, p. 171.
  6.   Ahnen zu Karl der Grossen, Germ. FH 694, p. 28.
  7.   Italy and Her Invaders, Italy 1, v. 7, p. 28-44.
  8.   Anderson's Royal Gen., Eng. 132, p. 596, 616.
  9.   Betham's Gen. Tab., Eng. 133, Tab. 252.
  10.   (EA)Encyclopedia Americana, 1951, v.5 pp.552,621; v.11 pp.719-722; v.12 p.18.
  11.   (NEHGR)"The New England Historical and Genealogical Register". (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847 on), 101:109-112.
  12.   St. Arnulf of Metz, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Biographie a Wikipédia FR, in Wikipedia, [[1]], trouvée 2016, Secondary quality.

    Arnoul de Metz, Arnould, Arnoulf, Arnulf, Arnulfus, dit saint Arnoul (né vers 582 à Lay-Saint-Christophe et mort probablement en 640 ou 641 au Saint-Mont1 de Saint-Amé) est le 29e évêque de Metz. Il gouverna dans les faits avec Pépin de Landen le royaume d’Austrasie, puis devint ermite à proximité du monastère du mont Habend fondé par son ami Romaric.
    L’ascendance d’Arnoul fait débat depuis le ixe siècle. Les documents contemporains le disent de la plus haute noblesse franque, tandis que des généalogies ultérieures lui attribuent pour père soit Arnoald évêque de Metz, soit Bodogisel, ambassadeur franc à Constantinople.

  14.   Several of the sources shown below indicate Saint Arnoul as the son of Arnouldus and Oda. The source (Gen. Hist. 25) indicates other lineage claims but accepts this as most probable. In the source "Italy and Her Invaders" all attempts of establishing his parentage are held in question, inasmuch as all such claims were made more than 100 years after the death of Charlemagne, and historians contemporaneous with Charlemagne, though were anxious and did write much about this lineage of Charlemagne, make no mention of Saint Arnoul's parentage.
  15.   Hij is door Chlotarius II in 614 tot bisschop van Metz gewijd. Zijn overlijdensdatum is niet geheel zeker, kan ook zijn 16 aug. 641. Raadsheer/hofmeier van de Merovingische koningen Theodebert II en Chlotarius II (610), In 624 heeft hij zijn ambt neergelegd en zich als kluizenaar in de Vogezen teruggetrokken om zich aan de verpleging van melaatsen te wijden. Hij is heilig verklaard.
    Zie: Europaeische Stammtafeln Bund I Tafel 2.
  16.   Statesman, bishop under the Merovingians, born c. 580; died c. 640. His parents belonged to a distinguished Frankish family, and lived in Austrasia, the eastern section of the kingdom founded by Clovis. In the school in which he was placed during his boyhood he excelled through his talent and his good behaviour. According to the custom of the age, he was sent in due time to the court of Theodebert II, King of Austrasia (595-612), to be initiated in the various branches of the government. Under the guidance of Gundulf, the Mayor of the Palace, he soon became so proficient that he was placed on the regular list of royal officers, and among the first of the kings ministers. He distinguished himself both as a military commander and in the civil administration; at one time he had under his care six distinct provinces. In due course Arnulf was married to a Frankish woman of noble lineage, by whom he had two sons, Anseghisel and Clodulf. While Arnulf was enjoying worldly emoluments and honours he did not forget higher and spiritual things. His thoughts dwelled often on monasteries, and with his friend Romaricus, likewise an officer of the court, he planned to make a pilgrimage to the Abbey of Lérins, evidently for the purpose of devoting his life to God. But in the meantime the Episcopal See of Metz became vacant. Arnulf was universally designated as a worthy candidate for the office, and he was consecrated bishop of that see about 611. In his new position he set the example of a virtuous life to his subjects, and attended to matters of ecclesiastical government. In 625 he took part in a council held by the Frankish bishops at Reims. With all this Arnulf retained his station at the court of the king, and took a prominent part in the national life of his people. In 613, after the death of Theodebert, he, with Pepin of Landen and other nobles, called to Austrasia Clothaire II, King of Neustria. When, in 625, the realm of Austrasia was entrusted to the kings son Dagobert, Arnulf became not only the tutor, but also the chief minister, of the young king. At the time of the estrangement between the two kings, and 625, Arnulf with other bishops and nobles tried to effect a reconciliation. But Arnulf dreaded the responsibilities of the episcopal office and grew weary of court life. About the year 626 he obtained the appointment of a successor to the Episcopal See of Metz; he himself and his friend Romaricus withdrew to a solitary place in the mountains of the Vosges. There he lived in communion with God until his death. His remains, interred by Romaricus, were transferred about a year afterwards, by Bishop Goeric, to the basilica of the Holy Apostles in Metz. Of the two sons of Arnulf, Clodulf became his third successor in the See of Metz.
    Anseghisel remained in the service of the State; from his union with Begga, a daughter of Pepin of Landen, was born Pepin of Heristal, the founder of the Carlovingian dynasty. In this manner Arnulf was the ancestor of the mighty rulers of that house. The life or Arnulf exhibits to a certain extent the episcopal office and career in the Merovingian State. The bishops were much considered at court; their advice was listened to; they took part in the dispensation of justice by the courts; they had a voice in the appointment of royal officers; they were often used as the king's ambassadors, and held high administrative positions. For the people under their care, they were the protectors of their rights, their spokesmen before the king and the link uniting royalty with its subjects. The opportunities for good were thus unlimited; and Arnulf used them to good advantage. FRANCIS J. SCHAEFER, Transcribed by Patrick Tobin from the Catholic Encyclopedia. (his ancestry is not proven!!!).