Person:Clovis II (1)

Clovis II , King of Neustria & Burgundy
d.27 Nov 0655 or 0658
  1. Clovis II , King of Neustria & Burgundy
  • HClovis II , King of Neustria & Burgundy
  • Wxx Bathilde
m. 649
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Name Clovis II , King of Neustria & Burgundy
Alt Name Chlodovech II
Alt Name Clovis II der Merovingen
Gender Male
Birth[1] 0637 Neustria, France House of Merovingian
Marriage c. 0640 or 0648 Metz, Moselle, Franceto St. Balthildis , Abess of Chelles
Marriage 649 to xx Bathilde
Death[1] 27 Nov 0655 or 0658
Occupation? Koning van Neustrië en Bourgondië (okt 640-657).<
Reference Number? Q309919?

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Clovis II (633 – 657) succeeded his father Dagobert I in 639 as King of Neustria and Burgundy. His brother Sigebert III had been King of Austrasia since 634. He was initially under the regency of his mother Nanthild until her death in her early thirties in 642. This death allowed him to fall under the influence of the secular magnates, who reduced the royal power in their own favour; first Aega, and then Erchinoald.

Clovis' wife, Balthild, whose Anglo-Saxon origins are now considered doubtful, was sold into slavery in Gaul. She had been owned by Clovis' mayor of the palace, Erchinoald, who gave her to him to garner royal favour. She bore him three sons who all became kings after his death. The eldest, Chlothar, succeeded him and his second eldest, Childeric, was placed on the Austrasian throne by Ebroin while Clovis was still alive. The youngest, Theuderic, succeeded Childeric in Neustria and eventually became the sole king of the Franks.

Clovis was a minor for almost the whole of his reign. He is sometimes regarded as king of Austrasia during the interval 656–57 when Childebert the Adopted had usurped the throne. He is often regarded as an early roi fainéant. Medieval monks deemed him insane and attribute "the stupidity of his descendants" to that cause. Noted Belgian historian Henri Pirenne stated that Clovis "died insane."

Clovis II was buried in Saint Denis Basilica, Paris.

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