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Franks

 History

This group of Germanic peoples were thought to have originated in Pomerania on the Black Sea. During the period of migration by the Germanic tribes, they settled on the Rhine by the C3rd and spread into the Roman Empire by the C4th. The Salian (western) Franks conquered Roman Gaul during the C4-5th. Their leader, Clovis (d 511), united the Salians with the Ripuarian (eastern) Franks and they were converted to Christianity in 497. Their kingdom, which was to form the core of the Catholic Christian expansion into Asia, expanded under Clovis and his sons to include Neustria (northern France), Austrasia (Netherlands, Austria, northern Germany), Burgundy and Provence by 714. It became divided under Clovis' successors, the Merovingian Dynasty, named after his grandfather Merovech, but was reunified by Pepin (ruled 751-68), who founded the Carolingian Dynasty. His son, Charlemagne, made France the centre of the Holy Roman Empire and his lands covered all of France except Brittany, all of Germany, much of Eastern Europe and the Kingdom of Lombardy in northern Italy by 814. By the C9th, the kingdom of the West Franks was fused into a single people with the Gallo-Romans, speaking a modified form of Latin from which modern French is descended.

Frankish Names

Male

Abbo Adalbert Adaldag Adalhard Adelard Aega
Agilbert Agobard Aigulf Alberic Allowin Amalricus
Amand Amator Angegisis Angilbart Angilbert Anno
Ansegisel Anskar Arbitio Arbogast Arbogastes Arculf
Arnoul Arnulf Artaud Asselin Atacinus Audoen
Audomar Audoneus Audramnus Baugulf Bauto Bavo
Benild Berchar Berengar Bernard Berno Bero
Bertelis Berthaire Bertin Bertulf Besso Birinus
Blutmund Boso Bovo Brice Britius Brocard
Bruno Burchard Butilin Carloman Cassyon Ceufroy
Charibert Charles Cheldric Childebert Childebrand Childeric
Chilperic Chlodmer Chlodowig Chlotar Chrodegang Clodomir
Clotaire Clothair Clovis Corbinian Cyr Cyricus
Dado Dagobert Dalfin Dodo Dreux Drogo
Dudon Ebbo Ebroin Ebrulf Einhard Emme
Emmeran Engilbert Enurchus Erchinoald Evroul Evroult
Fardulf Faro Flodoard Folcard Folmar Fredegar
Fridolin Fridugis Fulbert Fulk Fulrad Gerbert
Gereon Gerold Gifemund Giseler Giso Godobald
Godun Goisfrid Goscelin Gouzlim Gozbert Gozolon
Grifo Grimald Grimbald Gunthar Guntramn Hagen
Halinard Hartmut Helinand Helisachar Heribert Hildebald
Hildebold Hildeprand Hilduin Hincmar Hlodver Huebald
Humbert Hunald Imbert Imninon Jocelin Lambert
Lanfranc Laudus Lebuin Ledger Leger Leodegar
Letard Leufred Leufroy Leutfrid Leuthere Liudhard
Liudolf Lo Lothar Lul Lull Maiuel
Maixent Majorian Mallobaudes Mansuetus Maraulf Marcoul
Matfrid Mauger Médard Meginhard Merobaudes Merovech
Nithard Norbert Nordbert Notker Odger Odo
Odulf Omer Orderic Otker Ouen Ouus
Pacatian Pair Pancras Panteleon Pepin Philibert
Piligrim Pippin Poppo Puvis Radigis Ragnfred
Razo Reginald Reginar Remi Reolus Richomer
Richomeres Riquier Rothad Samo Sergius Sicho
Sigebert Sigibert Suger Suidbert Suidger Syagrius
Tassilo Taurin Tescelin Thankmar Théodard Theodoric
Theodulf Theodulph Theudebert Theuderic Theutgaud Thierry
Thietmar Turpin Vedast Vicelin Vigor Vulmar
Waiofar Wala Walaric Waldolanus Waltgaud Wandregisel
Wandregisilus Wandrille Warmann Werinbert Wibert Wichmann
Willehad Willibald Willibrord Wulfram Zwentibold  

 Female
Adallinda Adaltrude Adelheid Alpaida Alpais Ansgard
Aubirge Audofleda Baldechildis Basina Begga Berenga
Bertha Bertrada Burgundefara Clothild Eadgithu Emma
Engelberga Ermengard Ermentrudis Fara Fastrada Foy
Genofeva Gersvinda Gisela Gudula Gudule Gundrada
Herleva Hildegard Hildegarde Hildegund Hiltrude Hodierna
Ingeltrude Ingeltrudis Joveta Liobsynde Liutgarde Madelgarde
Mechtild Moschia Nantechildis Oda Ogiva Plectrudis
Radogund Rosamund Rothaide Rotrude Rotrudis Ruothilde
Theodelinda Theoderada Theutberga Waldrada    

Rulers

Merovingian

Name

Reign

Family

Wives

Chlodio c 431 AD    
Merovech c 450    
Clovis 486-511    
Chlotar 511-66 son of Clovis  
Sigebert 566-84 Austrasia son of Chlotar Brunhilda
Chilperic 566-84 Neustria son of Chlotar  
Chlotar II 614-28   Theutberga
Dagobert 648-39    

 Carolingian

Name

Reign

Family

Wives

Pepin      

Pepin le Gros

‘Mayor’

   
Charles Martel 714-41    
Pepin the Short 741-68 son of Charles Martel Bertha
Carloman 741-7 ret monastery son of Charles Martel  
Charlemagne 768-814 HRE 800-14 son of Pepin the Short  
Carloman 768-71 son of Pepin the Short  
Louis I the Pious 814-846 son of Charlemagne  
Charles I the Bald 843-77 HRE 4th son of Louis I  
Louis II the Stammerer 846-79    
Louis III 879-82 son of Louis II  
Carloman 879-84 son of Louis II  
Charles II the Fat 884-8 HRE 881-7    
Eudes 888-93    
Charles III the Simple 893-922    
Robert I 922-3    
Rudolf 923-36    
Louis IV d’Outremer 936-54 son of Charles III  
Lothair IV 954-86 son of Louis IV  
Louis V le Faineant 986-7 son of Lothair IV  

Aquitaine

Name

Reign

Family

Wives

Pepin I - 840    
Pepin II c 841    
Charles the Bald   absorbed by Franks  

Poitiers

Name

Reign

Family

Wives

Rainulf I c 845    

Anjou

Name

Reign

Family

Wives

Ingelger -888    
Fulk the Red 888- son of Ingelger  

Frisia

Male

Aldgisl Hincmar L(i)udger Lothar Paschal Radbod
Thegan          

Bavaria

Male

Hrodbert Odilo Tassilo Theoto Welf

 

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