Theuderic III (Merovingian) Bourgogne

Theodoric (Merovingian) Bourgogne (abt. 0652 - 0691)

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Theodoric (Theuderic III) "King of the Franks at Neustria" Bourgogne formerly Merovingian aka Neustria
Born about in Neustriamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Paris, Francemap
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Theoderic III, King of the Franks: Neustria[2]


Father: Clovis II, King of the Franks: Neustria[3]

Mother: Bathildis UNKNOWN[4][1]


Theoderic, had three (3) children with a woman of unknown origins named, Chrothechildis "Rothilde" (d. 692 or after):[5]

  • Choldovech "Clovis" III, King of the Franks (678 - 695)[6]
  • Childebert III, King of the Franks (d. 14 Apr 711)[7]
m. Ermenechildis (p. unknown)
  • Bertrada "Berta", Abbess of Prüm[8]
m. _____ (unknown)

Theuderic III (or Theuderich, Theoderic, or Theodoric; in French, Thierry) (654–691) was the king of Neustria (including Burgundy) on two occasions (673 and 675–691) and king of Austrasia from 679 to his death in 691. Thus, he was the king of all the Franks from 679. The son of Clovis II and Balthild, he has been described as a puppet — a roi fainéant — of Mayor of the Palace Ebroin, who may have even appointed him without the support of the nobles. He succeeded his brother Clotaire III in Neustria in 673, but Childeric II of Austrasia displaced him soon thereafter until he died in 675 and Theuderic retook his throne. When Dagobert II died in 679, he received Austrasia as well and became king of the whole Frankish realm.

He and the Neustrian mayor of the palace, Waratton, made peace with Pepin of Heristal, mayor of the palace of Austrasia, in 681. However, on Waratton's death in 686, the new mayor, Berthar, made war with Austrasia and Pepin vanquished the Burgundo-Neustrian army under Berthar and Theuderic (a Neustrian) at the Battle of Tertry in 687, thus paving the way for Austrasian dominance of the Frankish state. [2]

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  1. Parents chosen by principles of the European Aristocracts project, using primary sources, especially collected by the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy’s, Medieval Lands project.[1]
  2. Fouracre, Paul; Gerberding, Richard A. (1996). Late Merovingian France: History and Hagiography, 640-720. Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-0-7190-4791-6.

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Portrait du Roi de france, Thierry III (Theoderic).
Portrait du Roi de france, Thierry III (Theoderic).


On 11 May 2018 at 19:54 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

De Neustra - de Franks-1 and Merovingian-82 appear to represent the same person because: Same name and dates - please merge into Merovingian-82. Thank you.

On 31 Jan 2017 at 05:53 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Theodoric-14 and Merovingian-82 appear to represent the same person because: They are obviously intended to be the same person, even though there are slight difference in birth and death years. Merovingian is the preferred LNAB, Theodoric is his first name.

On 31 Jan 2017 at 02:01 GMT D (Zimmerman) Z wrote:

Theodoric-11 and Theodoric-14 appear to represent the same person because: Same person, Pre 1000AD profile

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