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Theoderich (Merovingian) Franken (abt. 0712 - 0741)

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Theoderich (Theoderich IV) "Theuderic" Franken formerly Merovingian
Born about in Chelles, Seine-et-Marie, Francemap
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Categories: Merovingian Dynasty | Makhir of Narbonne Legend.


Possible Duplicate

Taylor's article, below, indicates that William of Gellone (Autun-17) , currently shown as born 765 in Toulouse, is the son of Theuderic. Are the profiles below duplicates of the same person?

False Conflations of the Makhir of Narbonne Legend

As described more fully in Space: Legend of Makhir of Narbonne, Arthur Zuckerman [1] proposed, with no tangible evidence, that the following persons were the same. Nathaniel Taylor [2] identifies the conflation, with legendary persons in italics:

First Generation Conflations

  • Natronai, Babylonian exilarch
  • Makhir, nasi of Narbonne (Sefer ha Kaballah gloss)
  • Magnario, count of Narbonne, 791
  • "Aymeri de Narbonne" (chansons de geste)
  • Theuderic (in charter of 804), married Alda
  • Theuderic, count in Rhineland, 782, 792

Second Generation Conflations

  • 'Saint' William, son of Theuderic (in charter of 804) and Alda, count of Toulouse, 789, conquered Barcelona 801/3, founded the monastery of Gellone, 804, became a monk there, 806
  • Isaac, elder of Narbonne (Gesta Karob Magni...)
  • Isaac, royal ambassador to Harun al Rashid, 797-802
  • "Guiloume d'Orange" (chanson de geste), supposed son of 'Aymeri' de Narbonne


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Name: Theuderic IV /(Thierry)/

Theuderic IV[3]

Theuderich [3] Theoderic [3] Theodoric [3] Thierry (in Franch) [3]

712 Birth and Parentage

Theoderich was born about 712. [4]

The Liber Historiæ Francorum names "Theudericum…filium Dagoberto iunioris" recording his succession and reign of six years. [4]

He was born around 712 [3] He was the son of king Dagobert III; his date of birth is not well known but after 711. [3]

Theuderic IV is given, in legend, the parents Haninai and [[Aquitaine-175|Rolinde.

721 Reign

After being taken from the monastery of Chelles, Charles "Martel" installed him [30 Jan/13 May] 721 as THEODERICH IV King of the Franks. He was not replaced as King of the Franks until six years after his death.[4]

During his reign, his realm was controlled by the mayor of the palace, Charles Martel, who kept him in custody, first in Chelles Abbey, then in Château-Thierry. </ref name="wiki"/>


He is shown married to Alda with two profiles"

737 Death and Burial

Theoderich died 16 March or 30 April 737. [4]

He was buried in the église de l'abbaye de Saint-Denis. [4]

After his death, the Frankish throne remained vacant for seven years, until Pepin the Short arranged for Childeric III, the last Merovingian king, to succeed him.</ref name="wiki"/>


Currently shown:

  1. Theodoric Thierry, born 730


  1. Arthur Zuckerman, A Jewish Princedom in Feudal France, 768-900, published in 1972.
  2. Nathaniel L. Taylor. Saint William, King David, and Makhir: A Controversial Medieval Descent. Published in The American Genealogist. Accessed March 20, 2017. jhd
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Wikipedia. Theuderic IV. Accessed March 23, 2017. jhd
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Theoderich. Charles Cawley, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medieval Lands Database. Accessed March 26, 2017. jhd

See also:


  • WikiTree profile UNKNOWN-130487 created through the import of Spencer Family Tree 4 2002.GED on Nov 28, 2011 by Chet Spencer. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Chet and others.
  • WikiTree profile Autun-23 created through the import of Main Tree_2011-07-30_2011-08-30.ged on Aug 30, 2011 by Sharryn Hopgood. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Sharryn and others.

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