||Charibert (Neustria) von Neustria was a member of aristocracy in ancient Europe.|
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Charibert or Charibertus, a nobleman (nobilis) in Neustria (Neustrie or Neustrien) is listed in some sources as the oldest ancestor of the Capetian dynasty of France. However there appears to be no primary sources that confirm his existence.
Although all the sources agree on a date of about 636 (sometimes before this date, sometimes after) when he died, there is little agreement about when he possibly was born; dates ranging from 555 to 600. Given that the life expectancy of an adult male during this period was about 40-50 years, a date towards the upper end of this range would be expected, hence the selection of 590 for his birth date.
Charibert is often referred to as from Hesbaye or Haspengau, but although his 3 X great grandson would be Dux im Haspengau, Charibert himself seems to have nothing to do with this territrory as he is only known as being from Neustria (the North Western area of France, whereas Hesbaye was in Austrasia (the North East of France, and part of modern Belgium).
Charibert is sometimes confused with Charibert, Count of Laon, the father of Bertrada or Berta, the mother of Charlemagne, but he would have been born about a 100 years later.
He is also at times confused with Charibert I, and Charibert II, Kings of the Franks from the Merovingian dynasty, see below under the Supposed Parents section for more details.
The wife of Charibert is unknown (see below) but he is possibly the father of the following children:
Charibert supposedly married his cousin, Wulfgurd (also Wulfgard or Wulgrud) of Paris, but just as there appears to be no sources for Charibert, there are also no primary sources for Wulfgurd. Her existence is doubtful.
As mentioned above, Charibert if he existed is the end of the line ancestor of the Capetian dynasty. However this hasn't prevented many online genealogies from proposing a father or parents, none of which have any valid sources and all are highly unlikely.
Some of the most frequently seen include;
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Other References: There is an interesting discussion on the supposed genetic analysis of Louis XVI and how that might link back to his ancestors, but there are no conclusions see here 
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