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Ansegisel (Arnulfing) Metz

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Ansegisel "Mayor of the Palace" Metz formerly Arnulfing aka of Austrasia
Born in Metz, Nievre, Bourgogne, Francemap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Murdered at Andene Monastery Siegberg by his enemy Gundewin, Stieburg, in Haute-Garonne, Mid-Pyrenees, Francemap
31 August 2015
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Ansegisel. He was a Vir inlustris, and domesticus (632-638) for Siegebert III of Austrasia. There is no contemporary evidence that he was Mayor of the Palace.

From the English Wikipedia page on Ansegisel:

Ansegisel (also Ansgise) (ca 602 or 610 – murdered before 679 or 662) was the son of Saint Arnulf, bishop of Metz and his wife Saint Doda. He served King Sigbert III of Austrasia (634-656) as a duke (Latin dux, a military leader) and domesticus. He was killed sometime before 679, slain in a feud by his enemy Gundewin.

He married sometime after 639 to Saint Begga, the daughter of Pepin of Landen. They had the following children:

1. Pippin II (635 or 640-December 16, 714), mayor of the palace of Austrasia

2. Possibly Clotilda of Heristal (650-699), married King Theodoric III of Neustria


Les ancêtres de Charlemagne, 1989, Christian Settipani

From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Merovingian Nobility:

ANSEGISEL ([612]-killed [662]).

The Gesta Episcoporum Mettensis names (in order) "duos filios Anschisum et Chlodolfum" as sons of Arnulf "iuventutis suæ tempore ex legitimi matrimonii copula" but does not name their mother[65]. The Vita Chrodegangi Episcopi Mettensis; names "Anchisæ" as second son of "Arnulfum sanctum"[66].

“…necnon et domesticorum Flodulfi, Ansigisili, Bettelini, Gariberti” consented to a donation to the monastery of Stabulo and Malmédy by King Sigebert III in a charter dated to [648][67]. "Childericus rex Francorum, Emnehildis et Bilihildis…reginæ…Gundoino duce et Hodone domestico" confirmed the property of the monastery of Stablo and Malmedy on the advice of "Grimoaldo, Fulcoaldo, Adregisilo, Bobone ducibus, Chlodulfo, Ansegisilo, Gariberto domesticis" by charter dated 6 Sep 667[68], although the presence of "Grimoaldo" in the document ten years after the attested death of the only known Duke Grimoald suggests that the document may have been subject to some alteration.

He was killed by a nobleman Gundoen[69].

The Cronica Hohenburgensis names "huius soror [beata Gerdrudis] Begga" as wife of "Angiso sancti Arnulfi filio"[70]. Sigeberto's Vita Landiberto episcopi Traiectensis names "Pippinus…principes Francorum…sanctæ Beggæ matris eius"[71]. She founded the Abbey of Andenne, near Namur, 691 with nuns from the Abbey of Nivelle. The Annales Xantenses record the death in 698 of "Sancta Begga mater Pippini ducis"[72]. Ansegisel & his wife had [two] children:

a) PEPIN [II] "le Gros" or "d'Herstal" ([645]-Jupille, near Liège 16 Dec 714, bur Metz, basilique de Saint-Arnoul). The Gesta Episcoporum Mettensis names "Anschisus" as father of "Pippinum"[73].

"Pippinus filius Ansegisili quondam necnon…matrone mea Plectrudis" donated property to the church of St Arnulf at Metz by charter dated 20 Feb 691[74]. He defeated his adversaries at Tertry, Somme in Jun 687 before becoming maior domus of Austrasia in [688/90].

b) [CHROTHECHILDIS [Rotilde] [Doda] (-692 or after).

Settipani approves the theory of Maurice Chaume according to which the wife of King Theoderic III was the daughter of Ansegisel[75]. However, this does not appear to be directly supported by primary source evidence.

"Theudericus rex Francorum" donated property at the request of "regine nostre Chrodochilde…et…Berchario maiorem domos nostre" to the abbey of St Denis by charter dated 30 Oct 688[76]. "Chrotechildis regina" is named mother of King Clovis III in the Cartulaire of Saint-Bertin[77]. She was regent for her son King Chlodovech III until 692. The epitaph of King Theoderic III and his wife bore the inscription "rex Theodericus…cum coniuge Doda", assumed to be another name by which Rotilde was known[78].


Note NS044443
Note: Mayor of the Palace to Siegbert, 632, son of Dagobert (Weis).
Note: Royalty for Commoners, Roderick Stuart, Revised 2d Edition, 1995.
Note: Ancestral Roots; Fredrick Weis; Seventh Edition, 1992.
Note: #N00373
Note N00373Mayor of the Palace to King Dagobert
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Note: Info from
Margrave of the Schelde, and in his wife's right Duke of Brabant
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Note: 1. Anchises reigned ca 602 - 685.
2. Some sources say Anchises died 640. The Calendar of Saints says 692.
Note: Charlemagne Shield
Note: #NI2488
Note NI2488!SOURCES: 1. Tab. Gen. Souv. France 22, Tab. III
2. Italy and Her Invaders, Italy 1, v. 7, p. 28-44
3. Ahnen Zu der Grossen, Germ FH 69A, p. 28
4. Americana, Am Pub P v. 32, p. 581
5. Plantagenet Ancestry, Eng. 116, p. 171
6. Anderson, Royal Gen., Eng. 132, p. 596, 616
7. Betham's Gen. Tab., Eng. 133, Tab. 252
8. Keiser und Koenig Hist., Gen. Hist. 25, pt. 1, p. 5
Note NS044443


Mayor of the Palace In Austrasia


Place: Andene Monastery


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Abbreviation: Royalty for Commoners, Roderick Stuart, Revised 2d Edition, 1995.
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Abbreviation: Ancestral Roots; Fredrick Weis; Seventh Edition, 1992.
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On November 13, 2011 Roger Wehr wrote:

Ansegisel (also Ansgise, Ansegus, or Anchises) (c. 602 or 610 – murdered before 679 or 662) was the son of Saint Arnulf, bishop of Metz and his wife Saint Doda. He served King Sigbert III of Austrasia (634-656) as a duke (Latin dux, a military leader) and domesticus. He was killed sometime before 679, slain in a feud by his enemy Gundewin.

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On May 25, 2015 at 14:59GMT Marty Acks wrote:

Van Metz-18 and Arnulfing-1 appear to represent the same person because: Same person

On September 1, 2014 at 08:31GMT Stephen Bridges wrote:

Ansgise-2 and Arnulfing-1 do not represent the same person because: Ansgise-2 should be deleted...

Kevin Bacon - genealogy connections Ansegisel is 33 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 35 from AJ Jacobs and 51 from JK Rowling on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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