Person:Childebert III (1)

Childebert III
b.0670 or prob 0683 Narbornne, France
d.23 Apr 0711
Facts and Events
Name Childebert III
Alt Name Childebert III of Austrasia
Alt Name Childebert , King of the Franks III
Alt Name Childebert The Just
Gender Male
Birth[1] 0670 or prob 0683 Narbornne, FranceHouse of Merovingian
Other  Speculative child?: Regintrud (1) 
with
Other  Speculative child?: Chlothar IV (1) 
with
Alt Death? 14 Apr 0711 St Etienne, Loire, France
Reference Number? Q109223?
Death[1] 23 Apr 0711
Burial? de kerk van St Stephen in Choisy-au-Bac, bij Compiègne, Frankrijk


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Childebert III, called the Just (c.678/679 – 23 April 711), son of Theuderic III and Clotilda (or Doda) and sole king of the Franks (694–711), he was seemingly but a puppet of the mayor of the palace, Pepin of Heristal, though his placita show him making judicial decisions of his own will, even against the Arnulfing clan. His nickname has no comprehensible justification except possibly as a result of these judgements, but the Liber Historiae Francorum calls him a "famous man" and "the glorious lord of good memory, Childebert, the just king." He had a son named Dagobert, who succeeded him, as Dagobert III but his wife was not Edonne, the invention of later fantasists. It is possible, though not likely, that Chlothar IV was also his son. He spent almost his entire life in a royal villa on the Oise.

In 708, during his reign of sixteen years, the bishop of Avranches, Saint Aubert, founded the monastery of Mont-Saint-Michel at the urging of the Archangel Michael (according to legend).

Upon his death on 23 April 711, southern Gaul began to grow independent: Burgundy under Bishop Savaric of Auxerre, Aquitaine under Duke Odo the Great, and Provence under Antenor. He died at St Etienne, Loire, France. He was buried in the church of St Stephen at Choisy-au-Bac, near Compiègne.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Childebert III, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.