Person:Merovaeus Merovee (23)

Merovich of the Salian Franks
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Name[1] Merovich of the Salian Franks
Alt Name Merovaeus
Alt Name Merovee
Gender Male
Alt Birth? 410-411 France
Occupation? Stamkoning der Salische Franken (451-458)
Other? Founder, House of Merovingian
Birth? ABT 415 Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium
Marriage 0435 North Rhine Westphalia,,Preußen,to Verica Franks
Death? 458 Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium
Reference Number? Q58165?

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Merovech (; ; 411 – 458) is the semi-legendary founder of the Merovingian dynasty of the Salian Franks (although either Childeric I, his supposed son, or Clovis I, his supposed grandson, can also be considered the founder), which later became the dominant Frankish tribe. He is proposed to be one of several barbarian warlords and kings that joined forces with the Roman general Aetius against the Huns under Attila at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains in Gaul.

The family of Childeric and Clovis, the first Frankish large-scale royal dynasty called themselves Merovingians ("descendants of Meroveus") after him, and this was known to historians in the following centuries, but no more contemporary evidence exists. The most important such written source, Gregory of Tours, recorded that Merovech was said to be descended from Chlodio, a roughly contemporary Frankish warlord who pushed from the Silva Carbonaria in modern central Belgium as far south as the Somme, north of Paris in modern-day France.

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  1. Merovech, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.