Chlodulf (605 – 08 May 697), was Bishop of Metz from 657 - 697 or 652 - 693. Wikipedia FR says that he was born at least two years before his father's appointment as Bishop of Metz.
alias: Clodulphe; Clodould; Saint Cloud
bur. Basilique de Saint-Arnoul, Metz
Father: Arnulf, Bishop of Metz
Mother: Doda UNKNOWN
643-647: He and his brother Ansegisel, were styled "vir inluster" (famous men), in a letter from Bishop Desire of Cahors (Wikipedia FR). After Ansegisel's married, the two were citeded in an act by Sigebert III and the Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia, Grimoald - Ansegisel's new brother-in-law. He was in close contact with his sister-in-law Saint Gertrude of Nivelles.
Wikipedia FR: "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.
Whatever the wife's name, her son Aunulf, is known from a 714AD donation deed to Pepin de Herstal, naming him as his cousin Aunulf, son of Clodulf. The act says 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.")
During this time, he decorated the cathedral St. Stephen. Wikipedia FR, says he sponsored Trudo, a noble from the Hesbaye clan, as a priest at Metz, and bequeathed property to the cathedral. Trudo's brother later murdered Ansegisel, and Childebert "the adopted," killed Grimoald.
Chlodulf remained untouched in all this - possibly involved in a conspiracy against his other family members, which possibly serves as a reason why later Carolingian historians attributed unflattering stories to him, and did not pursue the names of his family in building their genealogy.
In Nivelles he was locally venerated as Saint Clou, 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).
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