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Ansegisel (Arnulfing) Metz (0602 - 0662)

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Ansegisel "Mayor of the Palace, Ansigisen" Metz formerly Arnulfing
Born in Metz, Nievre, Bourgogne, Francemap
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Ansegisel (b. 612 - d. 655/65 or 662)[1]



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Father: Arnoul (Arnulf), Bishop of Metz[2][3][4]

Mother: Doda UNKNOWN[5][6]


Ansegisel only had *2* children: Pepin II and Doda.
CAUTION: there's, "no Merovingian evidence to support the notion that Arnulf had a son Ansegisel who married Begga, and therefore there is no compelling evidence to prove the Pippinids were related to the bishop of Metz," (Chrysos & Wood, 1999).[7]

m. disputed[8] - abt. 643/44) Begga (d. 693, 698 or 709).[9][10] Issue: 2[11][12][1]

  • Pepin II, "le Gros; d'Herstal" (645/50 - 16 Dec 714 Jupille, near Liège; bur. Basilique de Saint-Arnoul, Metz)[13]
m.1 (670/5) Plectrudis (d. after 717; p. Hugobert and Irmina)[14]
m.2 (bigamy) Chalpais "Alpais" (sister: Doda; p. unknown)[15]
  • Doda (d. 692 or after)[16]


  1. Begga did not marry, or have kids with Solfi Solfarsson.
  • Anderson, James. A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery (H. Woodfall, 1742) Page 141: "To this Arnulph, by Doda his Wife, succeeded his Son Anchises, who by Begga, Daughter and Heir of Pepin Duke of Brabant, (Son of Caloman, Son of Charles Count of Brabant) had Pepin, surnamed Herstal.

Mayor of the Palace In Austrasia

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.

Genealogical lineages may not always be from father to son, especially Houses of Kings

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.[2]

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[3]

ANSEGISEL ([612]-killed [662]).[4]

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 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.

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


Place: Andene Monastery

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  • Moriarty, G. Andrews, contributor NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL REGISTER Publication: Vol 98, Oct 1944 "The Origin of the Carolingians; Repository: NOTESource Medium: Magazine
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  • Royal Line, Albert F SchmuhlPublication: Orig. March, 1929 NYC, NY - Rev. March 1980.Genealogical lineages may not always be from father to son, especially Houses of Kings

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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.

Through his son Pepin, Ansegisel's descendants would eventually become Frankish kings and rule over the Carolingian Empire.


  1. Begga did not marry, or have kids with Solfi Solfarsson.
  2. From the English Wikipedia page on Ansegisel
  3. Sources:Les ancêtres de Charlemagne, 1989, Christian Settipani
  4. From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Merovingian Nobility

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On 31 Jan 2017 at 05:49 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Arnulf-9 and Arnulfing-1 appear to represent the same person because: These 2 profiles are the same person, please merge. Arnulfing is the preferred LNAB.

On 25 May 2015 at 14:59 GMT Marty (Lenover) Acks wrote:

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

On 25 May 2015 at 14:58 GMT Marty (Lenover) Acks wrote:

This profile should be open as it is over 200 years old. Privacy of public is preventing merging.

On 1 Sep 2014 at 08:31 GMT Stephen Bridges wrote:

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

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