*Clovis I "The Great" (Clodovic)(Chlodwig) Meroving King of the Salic Franks
born about 0466 Rheims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France
died 27 November 0511 Saint Pierre, France

*Childeric I de Meroving
born 0436 Westphalia, Germany
died 26 November 0481

*Basina Andovera von Thuringia
born 0438 Thuringia, Germany
died about 0480

Lantraldis (Lanthilde) Meroving
*Andelfieda (Audeflede) Meroving
Alboflede "Blanchefleur" Meroving
Clodius Meroving
Guntran Meroving

*St. Clothilde de Bourgogne
born 0475 Bourgogne, France
died 3 June 0548 Tours, Ingre-Et-Loire, France
married 0492/93 Rheims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France

Theodoric I Meroving of the Franks
Clodomer Meroving
*Childebert "The Catholique" Meroving
born about 0496 Rheims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France
died 23 December 0558 Paris, Seine, France
*Clotaire (Chlothar) I "The Old" Meroving King of Soissons, Orleans & France
born 0499 Rheims, Marne, Loire-Alantique, France
died 23 November 0561 Braines, Loire Atlantique, France
*Clotilda de Meroving born 0497 Rheims, France died 0531
Tichilda Meroving
daughter Meroving

biographical and/or anecdotal:
*Clovis I (Chlodwig), also known by some historians as Louis and Lodowig, born 467, died 511, the first king of all the Franks, the founder of the empire of Franks, ruling from 482 to 511, son of Childeric I., chief of the Salian Franks, whom he succeeded in 481 at the age of 15. His capital was at Rheims and later at Paris. He had the Salic law drawn up about the year 500. At the death of Clovis I. the empire was divided into four parts, which were held by his sons
In 493 *Clovis married *Clothilde (Clotilda) of Burgundy (afterwards St. Clothilde), born 475, died at Tours in 545, "the girl of the French Vineyards". She was the daughter of Gondebaud (Chilperic II.?), King of Burgundy. She was Arian by religion, but with strong Roman Catholic tendencies. This marriage was of primary importance, as the real shape of France dated from it. It was she who led her husband to abandon his old beliefs and embrace Christianity. He was baptized in the 15th year of his reign at Rheims on Christmas Day in 496, with 3,000 of his followers. When Clovis first heard the story of Christ's crucifixion, he was so moved that he cried, "If I had been there with my valiant Franks, I would have avenged Him." Henceforth the Church played a decisive role in the history of the kings of France.

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