Clotaire I (Merovingian) Soissons

Chlothachar (Merovingian) Soissons (abt. 0497 - 0561)

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Chlothachar (Clotaire I) "the old, King of the Franks at Soissons, Laon, Noyon, Arras, Cambrai, Tournai and lower Meuse" Soissons formerly Merovingian
Born about in Rheims, Marne, Loire-Alantique, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married about in Francemap
Husband of — married about in Polygamymap
Husband of — married in Concubine in 517; Polygamy in 532map
Husband of — married (to ) in DISPUTEDmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Braines, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, Francemap
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Chlothachar (501/2 - 30 Nov/31 Dec 561 Soissons)[1]

alias: Clotaire; Lothar[2]

bur. Basilique Saint-Médard, Soissons[3]



  • 511 Soissons: King of the Franks at Soissons, Laon, Noyon, Arras, Cambrai, Tournai and lower Meuse -- (area later known as Neustria)[4]
  • 558: sole King of the Franks[5]
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    Father: Chlodovech, King of the Franks

    Mother: Chrotechildis of Burgundy[1]


    m.1 (524) Guntheuca "Gondioque" (father: unknown king of Burgundy; widow of Chlodomer, King of the Franks)[6]

    m.2 (531, repudiated) Radegund of Thuringia (father: Bertechar, King of the Thuringians)[7]

    m.3 (532) Ingundis "Ingonde" (sister: Arnegundis; p. unknown; initially concubine in 517). Issue: 6 known; 1 fabricated.[8]

    • Gunthar (517 - after 532)[9]
    • Childerich (d. ante 561)[10]
    • Charibert (520 - 567 Paris)[11]
    • Guntchramn "Gontran" (532/4 -28 Mar 592)[12]
    • Sigebert (535 - Nov/Dec 575 Vitry)[13]
    • Chlodesindis (d. ante 567)[14]
    • (fictional) Bilichildis[15]

    m.4 (polygamy) Arnegundis "Aregonde" (sister: Ingundis "Ingonde").[16] Issue: 1

    (disputed) m.5 (555) Waldrada of Lombardia (p. Waccho and Ostrogotha)[18]


    mistress 1: Chunsina "Gunsinam" (p. unknown).[19] Issue: 1

    mistress 2: Unknown.[21] Issue: 0 - 1

    • (unproven) Gundobald "Ballomer" (d. Mar 585).[22]


    1. Notice of resolution of ambiguous parentage: The parents (or lack of parents) were decided upon by the European Aristocrats project in consultation with primary sources, especially as collected in the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy’s Medieval Lands project. Also see Space: Famiy: Clovis of Merovingians by Gregory of Tours; Space: History of Merovingian Dynasty.

    Gregory of Tours

    Marii Episcopi Aventicensis Chronica

    Wikipedia: Clotaire I

    MEDIEVAL LANDS: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families by Charles Cawley © Foundation for Medieval Genealogy & Charles Cawley 2000-2018.

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Map of Merovingian Territories
Map of Merovingian Territories


On 14 Jul 2017 at 20:29 GMT Jamie Nelson wrote:

Franks-1213 and Merovingian-52 appear to represent the same person because: the birth date is off but they have a father with the same name and I believe they represent the same person

On 2 Dec 2010 at 19:41 GMT Krissi (Hubbard) Love wrote:

Merovingian King of France.

Clotaire I is 47 degrees from Rosa Parks, 44 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 35 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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