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Brubaker & Smith (2004), and Cawley (2006), call the existence of Blithildis into question. She may be a late-8th century (or after) fabriction by the Carolingians to claim Merovingian descent. Settipani, however, believes some primary sources suggest that reconstructions of Ansbert's family may, *in part*, be based on historical fact. But this in itself, does not resolve the identity of any spouse. Brubaker & Smith (2004), further state that no 7th century document names a Merovingian princess by the name of Blithildis.
Some fanciful reconstructions of her parents are:
- Clotair I (Chlothachar), King of the Franks and Ingundis (Ingonde)
- Lothar II
- Clotaire I and Waldrada
- (disputed) Arnoldum
Brubaker, L. & Smith, J.M.H. (2004). "Pippinid wives." Gender in the Early Medieval World: East and West, 300-900. Cambridge University Press. eBook. Citing:
- Commenmoratio genealogiae domni Karoli gloriosissimi imperatoris (9th century)
- Genealogia regum Francorum (citing Commenmoratio genealogiae domni ...)
- Blithildis genuit Arnaldum ex Ansberto illustri viro
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Liber Historiæ Francorum
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Carmen de Exordio Gentis Francorum
- ↑ Chronico Marcianensi de Sancta Rictrude; "chronologically impossible if she was the grandmother of Arnoul Bishop of Metz" (Cawley, 2006)
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