Person:Fredegund (1)

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Name Fredegund
Alt Name[2] Fredegonde de Cambresis
Gender Female
Birth? 0545 Soissons, Aisne, Picardie, France
Alt Marriage ABT 564 Franceto Chilperic I
Marriage to Chilperic I
Death? 0597 Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Reference Number? Q230898?

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Fredegund or Fredegunda (Latin: Fredegundis; French: Frédégonde; died 8 December 597) was the Queen consort of Chilperic I, the Merovingian Frankish king of Soissons. She served as regent during the minority of her son Chlothar II from 584 until 597.

Fredegund has traditionally been given a very bad reputation, foremost by the accounts of Gregory of Tours, who depicts her as ruthlessly murderous and sadistically cruel, and she is known for the many cruel stories about her, particularly for her long going feud with queen Brunhilda of Austrasia.

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  1.   Fredegund, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Le Carpentier, Jean. Histoire généalogique des Païs-Bas, ou, Histoire de Cambray, et du Cambresis, 329.