Dagobert II (Merovingian) Franken

Dagobert (Merovingian) Franken (aft. 0652 - 0679)

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Dagobert (Dagobert II) "King of the Franks at Austrasia" Franken formerly Merovingian aka of Austrasia
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Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 11 Mar 2012 | Last significant change: 2 Dec 2018
00:53: John Atkinson edited the Biography for Dagobert (Merovingian) Franken (aft.0652-0679). (Bio a bit more organised but still needs work.) [Thank John for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Dagobert II was the son of Sigebert III and his wife Chimnechildis and was born sometime between 652 and 656 (after the adoption of Childebert and before the death of his father).[1]

Dagobert II, King of the Franks in Austrasia (652/6 -

Dagobert II (c. 650 – December 23, 679) was the king of Austrasia (676–79), the son of Sigebert III and Chimnechild of Burgundy. He is also accounted a saint by the Roman Catholic Church; his feast day is 23 December[2]

Dagobert was given to the care of Desiderius, Bishop of Poitiers, where there was a cathedral school. The boy was sent on to a monastery in Ireland, sometimes identified as Slane, to be further trained as a page at an Anglo-Saxon court in England.


  • (disputed) supposely exiled to Ireland or sent to school there as a kid[1][2][3]

Death and burial

23 Dec 679 Woëvre forest)[4][3]

bur. Basilique Saint-Rémi, Stenay[5]

Marriage: No Known Spouse

No known spouse or issue.[6]

  • There is no evidence of any consort (fancifully Gisela de Razes),[7] or of any offspring (fancifully Sigebert de Razes).[8][4]

An old tradition relates that he married Mechthilde, an Anglo-Saxon princess, during his exile,[4] but the tradition that among his daughters was Saint Hermine, abbess of Oëren, and Saint Adula, abbess of Pfalzel, are fabrications, perhaps designed to link the saintly foundresses of these abbeys with the revered Merovingian line[5][9]

Research Notes


There was more than one Merovingian King named Dagobert; their relationship was not direct descent, and they are sometimes confused.

  • Dagobert, born 580, died as an infant, 580, Soissons
  • Dagobert, born 610 Soissons, died 19 Jan 639
  • Dagobert II, born 652, died 23 Dec 679
  • Dagobert III, born 698, died 31 Dec 715
    European Aristocracy
    Dagobert II (Merovingian) Franken was a member of aristocracy in ancient Europe.
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    Priory of Sion Forgery

    The name of Dagobert II achieved renewed prominence from the early 1960s when Pierre Plantard fabricated a myth claiming he was descended from this monarch as part of his myth of the Priory of Sion, claiming that Dagobert II had married a Visigothic princess in the village of Rennes-le-Château. Two sets of "parchments" were fabricated by Philippe de Chérisey, Plantard's friend, containing encrypted messages in modern French within medieval Latin texts that served as part of alleged proof of the existence of this "hidden history", allegedly found by the 19th century village priest Bérenger Saunière, whilst renovating his church (this myth was a developed and revised version of the myth begun by Noël Corbu during the 1950s). Another fabrication were the alleged Merovingian genealogies that appeared in the Dossiers Secrets, planted in the Bibliothèque nationale de France in 1967. This story was published as historical fact in a 1960s French book by Gérard de Sède, entitled Le Tresor Maudit de Rennes-le-Chateau, that also reproduced Philippe de Chérisey's fabricated "parchments". [6]


    1. Settipani, Christian, Le Prehistoire des Capetiens
    2. Wikipedia
    3. Woëvre forest is near Mouzay (Meuse, Lorraine).
    4. Notice of resolution of ambiguous parentage: This profile has been edited with regard to parents in accordance with principles established by the European Aristocracy user-group. Medieval genealogy is not an exact science, and digital collaborative genealogy must therefore occasionally make choices where old-fashioned print-scholarship did not have to. The parents (or lack of parents) of the person described in this profile were decided upon in consultation with primary sources especially as collected in the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy’s Medieval Lands project.
    5. Wikipedia
    6. See Wikipedia

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Portrait Roi de France Dagobert II
Portrait Roi de France Dagobert II


On 2 Nov 2018 at 10:52 GMT Aaron Gullison wrote:

Unknown-8181 and Merovingian-85 appear to represent the same person because: Linked as same on wikidata

On 16 May 2018 at 14:39 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

DeAustrasia-19 and Merovingian-85 appear to represent the same person because: The only data present in the DeAustrasia-19 profile, beside the name,is that he died December 29. I do think it's intendended to represent Dagobert II. No more information, no connections.

On 30 Mar 2015 at 03:42 GMT Betty (Lockwood) Warner wrote:

of Franks-8 and of Franks-9 appear to be the same person, Birth date still not correct for birth of children

On 11 Jan 2015 at 03:52 GMT L. (Franklin) Anonymous wrote:

The DOB and death are wrong I don't think he was 217 years old.

On 4 Jan 2015 at 13:46 GMT Robert Wood wrote:

Please, some clarification! How can King Dagobert be born abt. 300 and his wife Hildegonde be born 375 and their child Chlogio be born abt. 345?

On 2 Jul 2014 at 03:33 GMT Darrell Parker wrote:

Franks-584 and Franken-70 appear to represent the same person because: same name, father, dod

On 20 Oct 2011 at 06:00 GMT Aran Stubbs wrote:

On 2 Dec 2010 at 20:25 GMT Krissi (Hubbard) Love wrote:

Duke of the East Franks.

Dagobert II is 46 degrees from Rosa Parks, 42 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 34 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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