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Pharamond King Of France

A Kind Von Mir (child of mine) is a descendant of Pharamond King Of France (370 – 427/430 AD). Pharamond is believed to be the first King Of The Salian Franks / France. He reigned from 410 to 426.

King Pharamond was born around 370 AD in Westphalia, Germany and died about 430. His father was Marcomir Duke of the East Franks (347 – 404 AD). His mother was Marcomir Duchess Of The East Franks. His paternal grandparents were Clodius Franks IV and Blesinde de Allemanie; his maternal grandparents were Richimir de Lombardy and Ascyla. He had a younger sister named Ildegonde.

He was unable to have children with his first wife, Imberge. In 394 AD, he married Argotta Queen of the Franks (daughter of the King of Cimbres.) They had at least two children, Clodian “Le Chevelu” (395 – 449 AD) and Adelbertus, Duke Of Moselle (405 – 491 AD).

In 420, he is believed to have led his people across the Rhine River heading west. The movement separated his tribe from the Ripuarian Franks settlement near Cologne.

His son Clodian succeeded him as King.

Some descendant of the Pharamond family established a restaurant on the rue de la Grande Truanderie in 1832. They are famous for their tripes à la mode de Caen.

Alpaide Concubine Of Austrasia

A Kind Von Mir (child of mine) is a descendant of Alpaide Concubine Of Austrasia (654 AD).

Her father was Childebrand of Austrasia. Around 675 AD, she married Pepin “of Heristal” of Austrasia. They had at least two children, Childebrand I Prince of Austrasia and Karl Martel King of Austrasia.

Her grandmother was Alpaide (concubine) of Austrasia.

References About Austrasia
Austrasia is the name of a kingdom whose existence is documented from 511 to 751 AD. It is believed to have been in the area of present day France, Germany and Italy.

In 613, a rebellion by the nobility against Brunhilda saw her betrayed and handed over to her nephew and foe, king Clotaire II of Neustria. Austrasia and its neighbor, Neustria, became involved in constant disputes. Metz served as its primary capital, although some Austrasian kings ruled from Rheims.

Theodo married Regintrude d’Austrasie II, Princess of Austrasia. He moved his capital from Austrasia to Paris. It was a central location from which the kingdom could be governed more effectively. Regintrude d’Austrasie II, Princess of Austrasia was born circa 628.

Ancestors of Eugene Ashton ANDREW & Anna Louise HANISH Mayor Charles Martel AUSTRASIA ANDREW ANGERMUELLER HANISH …
Charles was the illegitimate son of Pepin of Herstal, who had brought the Frankish kingdom under the gegemony of Austrasia. This involved expeditions against the Saxons and the peoples of the land near the Rhine and the Danube.” After a short period of anarchy, his illegitimate son, Charles Martel, `the Hammer’, crushed all apposition in Neurstria, Burgundy, and Aquitainia. Also, in Austrasia he defeated the Arabs between Tours and Poitiers (732), led expeditions into Saxony, and was in all but name the sole king of the Franks.

Theuderic I of Austrasia was the Merovingian king of Reims and Austrasia around 511.

Charles (Charles-Martel) is known as ‘the Hammer’. His nickname came about as the famous Frankish commander who drove an Arab expeditionary force intent on seizing Gaul for the Caliphate back into Spain. In so doing, he very probably preserved Western Europe as a Romano-Teutonic and Christian region. After severe internecine warfare between Meroving Kings had resulted in long sequences of child-rulers, the Mayors assumed practical control over the entire state and, with the unification of Austrasia with Neustria, held the entire Frankish world in their hands. Dagobert I was the last active Merovingian to personally govern the entire realm.

Childebert II (570-595) was the king of Austrasia from 575 until his death in 595, the eldest and succeeding son of Sigebert I, and the king of Burgundy from 592 to his death, as the adopted and succeeding son of his uncle Guntram. When his father was assassinated in 575, Childebert was taken from Paris by Gundobald, one of his faithful lords, to Metz (the Austrasian capital), where he was recognized as sovereign.

The mistress of King Chilperic I of Neustria, she became his wife after inducing him to murder his wife Galswintha (567). After the death (511) of Clovis I, the kingdom was divided among his descendants into various kingdoms, which later became known as Austrasia, Neustria, and Burgundy. He succeeded (584) his father as king of Neustria, but his mother ruled for him until her death (597).

Austrasia, section of an ancient Frankish kingdom in present-day north-eastern France and south-eastern Germany. He became King of Austrasia in 623 and at the death of his father the sole queen of the Frankish kingdom known as Austrasia (in present-day north-east France and south-west Germany).

Ancestors and Family of Sigebert III, King of Austrasia
One of the first so-called rois fainéants (“sluggard kings”) of the Merovingian dynasty, who held no real power of his own but was ruled by whoever was his mayor of the palace. In 632, Dagobert I of the Franks, losing Austrasia to his nobles, put his three year old son Sigebert III on the throne, without the infamous Pepin I as his Mayor of Palace, however he was re-instated to the position some years later. Grimaud, the son of Pepin I, managed to convince the king to adopt his son Childebert.

Austrasia — Retrospectively, later historians have given this me to the kingdom of Theuderich I., of his son ieudebert, and of his grandson Theudebald (548 Pc 5); then, after the death of Clotaire I., to the kingdom of ge lebert, and of his son Chi!debert. This Franconia was in 843 included ~s the kingdom of Louis the German, and was then increased pl the addition of the territories of Mainz, Spires and Worms, Ti the right bank of the river. After the death th Dagobert, Austrasia and Neustria almost always had separate ~gs, with their own mayors of the palace, and then there arose Al real rivalry between these two provinces, which ended in the ea umph of Austrasia.

Selected Families/Individuals
Outeria Duchess of Moselle was born in 504 in Moselle, Austrasia, France.
Alpaide Concubine of Austrasia was born about 654 in Of, Heristal, Austrasia.
Berthe (Bertrade) Countess of Laon was born about 720 in, Laon, Austrasia.

Royal Family of Europe – pafg18 – Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Ansgarde Princess Of BURGUNDY was born about 844 in,, Aix-La-Chappelle, Austrasia.
Alpaide Concubine Of AUSTRASIA was born about 654 in Of, Herstal, Austrasia.
Gisaele Princess Of FRANCE was born about 864 in,,, France.

She was born in Heristal, Liege, Belgien and died in Orplegrande monastery, Brabant, Vosges, France.

Charlemagne: King Of The Franks

Kind Von Mir (child of mine) is a descendant of Charlemagne.

The Historical Charlemagne (742?-814)
“By the sword and the cross,” Charlemagne (Charles the Great) became master of Western Europe. It was falling into decay when Charlemagne became joint king of the Franks in 768. Except in the monasteries, people had all but forgotten education and the arts. Boldly Charlemagne conquered barbarians and kings alike. By restoring the roots of learning and order, he preserved many political rights and revived culture.

Charlemagne’s grandfather was Charles Martel, the warrior who crushed the Saracens (see Charles Martel). Charlemagne was the elder son of Bertrade (“Bertha Greatfoot”) and Pepin the Short, first “mayor of the palace” to become king of the Franks. Although schools had almost disappeared in the 8th century, historians believe that Bertrade gave young Charles some education and that he learned to read. His devotion to the church became the great driving force of his remarkable life.

Charlemagne was tall, powerful, and tireless. His secretary, Eginhard, wrote that Charlemagne had fair hair and a “face laughing and merry . . . his appearance was always stately and dignified.” He had a ready wit, but could be stern. His tastes were simple and moderate. He delighted in hunting, riding, and swimming. He wore the Frankish dress: linen shirt and breeches, a silk-fringed tunic, hose wrapped with bands, and, in winter, a tight coat of otter or marten skins. Over all these garments “he flung a blue cloak, and he always had a sword girt about him.”

Charlemagne’s character was contradictory. In an age when the usual penalty for defeat was death, Charlemagne several times spared the lives of his defeated foes; yet in 782 at Verden, after a Saxon uprising, he ordered 4,500 Saxons beheaded. He compelled the clergy and nobles to reform, but he divorced two of his four wives without any cause. He forced kings and princes to kneel at his feet, yet his mother and his two favorite wives often overruled him in his own household.

Charlemagne Begins His Reign
In 768, when Charlemagne was 26, he and his brother Carloman inherited the kingdom of the Franks. In 771 Carloman died, and Charlemagne became sole ruler of the kingdom. At that time the northern half of Europe was still pagan and lawless. In the south, the Roman Catholic church was striving to assert its power against the Lombard kingdom in Italy. In Charlemagne’s own realm, the Franks were falling back into barbarian ways, neglecting their education and religion.

Charlemagne was determined to strengthen his realm and to bring order to Europe. In 772 he launched a 30-year campaign that conquered and Christianized the powerful pagan Saxons in the north. He subdued the Avars, a huge Tatar tribe on the Danube. He compelled the rebellious Bavarian dukes to submit to him. When possible he preferred to settle matters peacefully, however. For example, Charlemagne offered to pay the Lombard king Desiderius for return of lands to the pope, but, when Desiderius refused, Charlemagne seized his kingdom in 773 to 774 and restored the Papal States.

The key to Charlemagne’s amazing conquests was his ability to organize. During his reign he sent out more than 50 military expeditions. He rode as commander at the head of at least half of them. He moved his armies over wide reaches of country with unbelievable speed, but every move was planned in advance. Before a campaign he told the counts, princes, and bishops throughout his realm how many men they should bring, what arms they were to carry, and even what to load in the supply wagons. These feats of organization and the swift marches later led Napoleon to study his tactics.

One of Charlemagne’s minor campaigns has become the most famous. In 778 he led his army into Spain to battle the infidel Saracens. On its return, Basques ambushed the rear guard at Roncesvalles, in northern Spain, and killed “Count Roland.” Roland became a great hero of medieval songs and romances (see Roland).

By 800 Charlemagne was the undisputed ruler of Western Europe. His vast realm covered what are now France, Switzerland, Belgium, and The Netherlands. It included half of present-day Italy and Germany, part of Austria, and the Spanish March (“border”). The broad March reached to the Ebro River. By thus establishing a central government over Western Europe, Charlemagne restored much of the unity of the old Roman Empire and paved the way for the development of modern Europe.

Crowned Emperor
On Christmas Day in 800, while Charlemagne knelt in prayer in Saint Peter’s in Rome, Pope Leo III seized a golden crown from the altar and placed it on the bowed head of the king. The throng in the church shouted, “To Charles the August, crowned by God, great and pacific emperor, long life and victory!”

Charlemagne is said to have been surprised by the coronation, declaring that he would not have come into the church had he known the pope’s plan. However, some historians say the pope would not have dared to act without Charlemagne’s knowledge.

The coronation was the foundation of the Holy Roman Empire. Though Charlemagne did not use the title, he is considered the first Holy Roman emperor (see Holy Roman Empire).

Reform and Renaissance
Charlemagne had deep sympathy for the peasants and believed that government should be for the benefit of the governed. When he came to the throne, various local governors, called “counts,” had become lax and oppressive. To reform them, he expanded the work of investigators, called missi dominici. He prescribed their duties in documents called capitularies and sent them out in teams of twoÄÄa churchman and a noble. They rode to all parts of the realm, inspecting government, administering justice, and reawakening all citizens to their civil and religious duties.

Twice a year Charlemagne summoned the chief men of the empire to discuss its affairs. In all problems he was the final arbiter, even in church issues, and he largely unified church and state.

Charlemagne was a tireless reformer who tried to improve his people’s lot in many ways. He set up money standards to encourage commerce, tried to build a Rhine-Danube canal, and urged better farming methods. He especially worked to spread education and Christianity in every class of people.

He revived the Palace School at Aachen, his capital. He set up other schools, opening them to peasant boys as well as nobles.

Charlemagne never stopped studying. He brought an English monk, Alcuin, and other scholars to his court. He learned to read Latin and some Greek but apparently did not master writing. At meals, instead of having jesters perform, he listened to men reading from learned works.

To revive church music, Charlemagne had monks sent from Rome to train his Frankish singers. To restore some appreciation of art, he brought valuable pieces from Italy. An impressive monument to his religious devotion is the cathedral at Aachen, which he built and where he was buried (see Aachen).

At Charlemagne’s death in 814 only one of his three sons, Louis, was living. Louis’s weak rule brought on the rise of civil wars and revolts. After his death his three quarreling sons split the empire between them by the Partition of Verdun in 843.