||Chilperich II Burgunden is a member of royalty, nobility or aristocracy in Europe.|
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Do not confuse with Chilperic II (c. 672 – 13 February 721), born Daniel, the youngest son of Childeric II and his cousin Bilichild, who was king of Neustria from 715 and sole king of the Franks from 718 until his death.
During this time period, the "barbarian" tribes were moving across Europe. Chilperic II was "King of the Burgundians", but the Burgundians at that time had not yet settled on a particular location. They were centered around Worms, in modern-day Germany, and had not yet moved farther southwest into the modern-day Burgundy area in France. They spoke an East Germanic language and not French.
Their earliest location was Bornholm, a Danish island to the east of Denmark and southeast of Sweden, which was known as Burgundaholmr in old Norse. 
The Burgundians had left Bornholm about 300 CE and settled near the Vistula. The Vistula River flows northward from today's southern border of Poland, through Warsaw, and entering the Baltic Sea in Gdansk.
Jordanes relates that in this area they were thoroughly defeated by the Gepids in the 4th century and then moved across what is modern day Germany to the Rhineland, the Rhine river basin bordering today's Germany and France.
Here the Burgundians were ruled by Gebicca (late 4th century – c. 407) and then his three sons, Gundomar I (c. 407 – 411), Giselher (c. 407 – 411), and Gunther (c. 407 – 436).  Flavius Aëtius then moves the Burgundians into Sapaudia (Upper Rhône Basin). 
The Burgundians were then ruled by Gunderic/Gundioc (436–473) opposed during most of this period by his brother Chilperic I (443–c. 480). 
Following Gundioc's death in 473, the kingdom of the Burgundians was divided between Gundioc's four sons, each ruling from a different site:
Chilperic II (c. 450 – 493) was King of the Burgundians from 473 until his death, though initially co-ruler with his father Gondioc from 463. 
Gregory of Tours names, in order, Gundioc's four sons: 
The Liber Historiæ Francorum names "Gundeveus rex Burgundionum…ex genere Athanaric regis" and his four sons "Gundobadus, Godeghiselus, Chilpricus et Godmarus", recording that Gundobad killed his brother Chilperich. 
He succeeded his father in 473 as Chilperich King of Burgundy, at Lyon. 
He began his reign in 473 after the partition of the Burgundian kingdom with his younger brothers Godegisel, Gundobad and Godomar; he ruled from Valentia Julia (Valence) and his brothers ruled respectively from Geneva, Vienne, and Lyon.
He became magister militum in Gaul during the reign of Emperor Glycinius, exercising authority between Lyon and Geneva. 
Sometime in the early 470s Chilperic was forced to submit to the authority of the Roman Empire by the magister militum Ecdicius Avitus. In 475 he probably sheltered an exiled Ecdicius after the Visigoths had obtained possession of the Auvergne.
After his brother Gundobad had removed his other brother Godomar (Gundomar) in 486, he turned on Chilperic. 
Cawley states that Chilperich was murdered in 486. by his brother Gundobad, along with both of his sons. In addition, Gregory of Tours records that Chilperich's wife was drowned by her brother-in-law King Gundobad, after he tied a stone around her neck. The Liber Historiæ Francorum records the same event. 
(Others write, however that it was in 493 that Gundobad assassinated Chilperic and drowned his wife, and then exiled their two daughters, Chroma, who became a nun, and Clotilda, who fled to her uncle, Godegisel) 
When the Frankish king, Clovis I, requested Clotilda's hand in marriage, Gundobad was unable to decline. 
Clovis and Godegisel allied against Gundobad in a long, drawn out civil war. The Kingdom of the Burgundians was eventually absorbed into Clovis' Merovingian Kingdom of the Franks.
King Chilperich had four children:
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