Person:Sigobert the Lame (1)

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Name Sigobert "the Lame"
Alt Name Sigibert
Alt Name Sigebert
Gender Male
Alt Birth? ABT 419 Westphalia, Germany
Reference Number[1] Q698310?
Birth? abt 0440 Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Marriage Germanyto Tonantia Ferreolus
Death[1][2] abt 0509 Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, GermanyCause: (murdered)

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Sigobert the Lame (also Sigibert or Sigebert) (died c. 509) was a king of the Franks in the area of Zülpich and Cologne.

He was presumably wounded at the knee at the Battle of Tolbiac against the Alamanni.

According to Gregory of Tours, he was murdered by his son Chlodoric upon the instigation of Clovis I, sometime after his victory on the Visigoths (507), when his son sent assassins upon him as he took a sojourn from his kingdom to a nearby forest. Chlodorich then told Clovis of the murder and offered him the finest treasures of his newly inherited kingdom as a symbol of their new alliance. Clovis sent messengers to assess the treasure, who then asked Chlodoric to plunge his hand as deeply into his gold coins as possible. With his arm submerged, the envoys of Clovis then killed the new king in betrayal. Clovis then stood before the people of Chlodoric and told them that the son had sent assassins to murder his father, but that Chlodoric had subsequently met his own end as well. Clovis then offered his protection to the former subjects of Sigobert and Chlodoric, and thus became their king.

Gregory suggests that Chlodoric was murdered in the same campaign that also killed the Frankish King Chararic. Before, Clovis had killed Ragnachar and his brothers.

After all these murders Gregory tells us that Clovis lamented that he had no family left anymore, implying that amongst his own casualties were close relatives.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sigobert the Lame, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. (NEHGR)"The New England Historical and Genealogical Register". (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847 on), 101:109-112.