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Clodulf (Arnulfing) van Metz

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Saint Clodulf (Chlodulf) van Metz formerly Arnulfing aka Bishop of Metz
Born after in Austrasia, Francemap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, Francemap
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Ben notes: name spellings as accepted by Wikipedia were as follows: About Chlodulf (Cloud) de Metz, Bishop of Metz

Saint Chlodulf (Clodulphe or Clodould) or more commonly Saint Cloud (605 – June 8, 696 or June 8, 697, others say May 8, 697) was bishop of Metz approximately from 657 to 697. (French Wikipedia says that he was born at least two years before his father's appointment as Bishop of Metz.)

Chlodulf was the son of Arnulf, bishop of Metz, and the younger brother of Ansegisel, mayor of the palace of Austrasia.

Before his ordination Chlodulf had married an unknown woman and had begotten a son called Aunulf. (French Wikipedia says that in 643-647, he and his brother Ansegisel were regarded as being "vir inluster" or famous men in a letter from Bishop Desire of Cahors. After Ansegisel's marriage, the two brothers were citeded again in an act by King Sigebert III and Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia, Grimoald - Ansegisel's new brother-in-law.)

In 657, he became bishop of Metz, the third successor of his father (who resigned 18 years earlier), and held that office for 40 years. During this time he richly decorated the cathedral St. Stephen. (French Wikipedia says he also sponsored Trudo, a noble from the Hesbaye clan, as a priest at Metz, and bequeathed his property to the cathedral. Trudo's brother later murdered Ansegisel, and Childebert the Adopted killed Grimoald. Chlodulf remained unmolested in all this - possibly involved in a conspiracy against his other family members, thus possibly this serves as a reason why Carolingian historians later attributed unflattering stories to him, and did not pursue the names of his family in building their genealogy.)

He also was in close contact with his sister-in-law Saint Gertrude of Nivelles.

He died in Metz and was buried in the church of St. Arnulf. In Nivelles he was locally venerated as Saint Clou, especially because of his connection to Saint Gertrude. His Feast Day is June 8 (possibly a burial date, as some regard him as having died on May 8).

(According to French Wikipedia: "His wife's name is not given in contemporary documents. But the tradition of Looz indicates that the body of St. Amour was transferred to the church by a Hilda, wife of the noble Clodolfus. This could be her. Whatever the wife's name, she had a son named Aunulf, known from a deed of donation given in 714 to Pepin de Herstal, naming him as his cousin Aunulf, son of Clodulf. The act says that Aunulf died between 697 and 714, and he had no heirs closer than his cousin Pepin. Sometimes another son is attributed to him - a comte named Martin, who fought against the Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia Ebroin, alongside Pepin de Herstal, and was killed in 690. However, incorporation of Martin to the Arnulfians came later, onomastics does not explain his name, and other sources label Martin as a son of the Mayor of the Palace Wulfoald.")



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On November 1, 2011 at 04:21GMT Aran Stubbs wrote:

Could this be Clodulf?

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