Person:Pépin de Herstal (1)

Pépin II "le Gros" de Herstal 0635 and 0645 Herstal, Liège, Belgium
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Name[4][5] Pépin II "le Gros" de Herstal
Unknown Pépin II "le Jeune" de Héristal
Gender Male
Birth[3] bet 0635 and 0645 Herstal, Liège, Belgium
Alt Birth[5] abt 0645
Title (nobility)[5] Maire du Palais d'Austrasie
Marriage est 0672 to Plectrude
Marriage est 0685 to Alpaide
Death[1][3][5] 16 dec 0714 Jupille-sur-Meuse, Liège, Belgium
Title (nobility)? Hofmeier van Austrasië, Neustrië en Bourgondië, noemde zich "dux Austrasiorum",
Reference Number[1] Q91392?

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Pepin II (c. 635 – 16 December 714), commonly known as Pepin of Herstal, was a Frankish statesman and military leader who de facto ruled Francia as the Mayor of the Palace from 680 until his death. He took the title Duke and Prince of the Franks upon his conquest of all the Frankish realms.

The son of the powerful Frankish statesman Ansegisel, Pepin worked to establish his family, the Pippinids, as the strongest in Francia. He was able to realise his dreams by becoming Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia in 680. Pepin subsequently embarked on several wars to expand his power. He united all the Frankish realms by the conquests of Neustria and Burgundy in 687. In foreign conflicts, Pepin increased the power of the Franks by his subjugation of the Alemanni, the Frisians, and the Franconians. He also began the process of evangelisation in Germany.

Pepin's statesmanship was notable for the further diminution of Merovingian royal authority, and for the acceptance of the undisputed right to rule for his family. Therefore, Pepin was able to name as heir his grandson Theudoald. But this was not accepted by his powerful son Charles Martel, leading to a civil war after his death in which the latter emerged victorious.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Pepin of Herstal, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Whitney, James Pounder; Henry Melville Gwatkin; and John Bagnell Bury. The Cambridge medieval history. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Fiched by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992), Vol II, p. 126.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pepin II of Heristal, Duke of Austrasia, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  4. PEPIN [II] "le Gros" or "d'Herstal", son of ANSEGISEL & his wife Begga ([645]-Jupille, near Liège 16 Dec 714, bur Metz, basilique de Saint-Arnoul)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Biographie a Wikipédia FR, in Wikipedia, [[1]], trouvée 2016.

    Pépin II de Herstal, dit Pépin d'Héristal, Pépin le Gros ou encore Pépin le Jeune1 (né vers 645 - mort le 16 décembre 714 à Jupille-sur-Meuse), est maire du palais d'Austrasie. Il est le fils d'Ansegisel (lui-même fils d'Arnoul de Metz), et de Begge d'Andenne, fille de Pépin Ier Le Vieux.