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Charles (Pippinid) Martel (0676 - 0741)

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Charles "the Hammer, maior domus of Austrasia" Martel formerly Pippinid aka d'Herstal
Born in Heristal, Liege,Neustriamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Moselle, Austrasiamap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Quierzy, Aisne, Picardie, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Mar 2016
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Categories: Pippinid Dynasty | Carolingian Dynasty.




Charles Martel[1]

690 Birth and Parents

b. 690[2]

Father: Pepin II "le Gros; d'Herstal"[1]

Mother: Chalpais (Alpais)[1]

704 First Marriage to Chrothrudis

m.1 Chrothrudis UNKNOWN (690 - 725). Issue: 3[3]

  • Caroloman (705/10 - 04 Dec 754)[4]
  • Chiltrudis "Hiltrude"[6]

725 Second Marriage to Suanachildis

m.2 (725) Suanachildis "Suanhilde" UNKNOWN (d. after 17 Sep 741; p. unknown; uncle: Odilo, Duke of Bavaria)[7] Issue: 1[8]

  • Grifo (726 - 753)[9]


1. Chrothais UNKNOWN[10] Issue:

  • Bernard (ante 732-787)[11]

2. UNKNOWN [12] Issue:

  • Hieronymus (d. after 782)[13]
  • Regimus (d. 787)[14]

Disputed Children

(disputed) Landrada and Aldana, could have been daughters of Charles' wives or mistresses... But they might not be his children at all.[15]

741 Death and Burial

d. 16 or 22 Oct 741 Quierzy-sur-Oise, Aisne[19]

bur. église de l'abbaye royale de Saint Denis[20]


Children linked on Wikitree:

  1. Landrada (Pippinid) des Francs birth year unknown.

Disputed child

  1. Remigius (Pippinid) de Rouen birth year unknown. Regimus (d. 787) Son of Charles and Unknownb Mistress.[21]
  2. Carloman (Pippinid) Martel born 1713 Austrasia. Caroloman (705/10 - 04 Dec 754) Son of Charles and Chrothrudis. [22]
  3. Pepin (Pippinid) des Francs born 1715 Jupille. Pepin IIISon of Charles and Chrothrudis.


  1. Hieronymous (Pippinid) des Francs born 1716, Medieval Hieronymus (d. after 782) Son of Charles and Unknownb Mistress.


  1. Aldana (Pippinid) d'Autun Disputed child, born 1724 Swabia
  2. Grifo (Pippinid) des Francs birth year unknown. Grifo (726 - 753) Son of Charles and Suanachildis.


  1. Bernard (Pippinid) des Francs born 1732. Bernard (ante 732-787) son of Charles and Mistriss Chrothais [26]
  2. Chiltrudis (Pippinid) von Bayern born 1741. Chiltrudis "Hiltrude" Daughter of Charles and Chrothrudis.



See also:

  • F. Lot, The End of the Ancient World and the Beginnings of the Middle Ages (1927, tr. 1961)
  • James, E. (1982). The Origins of France: Clovis and the Capetians, a.d. 500–1000.
  • The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition Copyright© 2004, Columbia University Press.
  • Ian Meadows, 'The Arabs in Occitania': A sketch giving the context of the conflict from the Arab point of view.
  • Poke's edition of Creasy's "15 Most Important Battles Ever Fought According to Edward Shepherd Creasy" Chapter VII. The Battle of Tours, A.D. 732.[28]
  • The Battle of Tours 732. Jewish Virtual Library.
  • Tours, Poiters, from "Leaders and Battles Database" online.
  • Medieval Sourcebook: Arabs, Franks, and the Battle of Tours, 732
  • Arabs, Franks, and the Battle of Tours, 732: Three Accounts from the Internet Medieval Sourcebook
  • Medieval Sourcebook: Gregory II to Charles Martel, 739
  • Wikipedia: Charles Martel
MEDIEVAL LANDS: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families by Charles Cawley © Foundation for Medieval Genealogy & Charles Cawley 2000-2018.


crowned King of the Franks 724.

seized Austrasia from Pepin's widow,

subdued Neustria

reconquest of Burgundy, Aquitaine, and Provence.

defeated Spanish Muslims at the battle of Tours (732–33)

military campaigns reestablished Frankish rule of Gaul.

never assumed the title of king,

divided Frankish lands, between sons Pepin and Carloman.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Parents determined by consulting primary sources, especially as collected by FMG's Medieval Lands project.

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Memories: 1

On 12 Nov 2011 Roger Wehr wrote:

Charles Martel (Latin: Carolus Martellus) (c. 688 – 22 October 741), also known as Charles the Hammer, was a Frankish military and political leader, who served as Mayor of the Palace under the Merovingian kings and ruled de facto during an interregnum (737–43) at the end of his life, using the title Duke and Prince of the Franks. In 739 he was offered the title of Consul by the Pope, but he refused. He is remembered for winning the Battle of Tours (also known as the Battle of Poitiers) in 732, in which he defeated an invading Muslim army and halted northward Islamic expansion in western Europe.

A brilliant general, he is considered to be a founding figure of the Middle Ages, often credited with a seminal role in the development of feudalism and knighthood, and laying the groundwork for the Carolingian Empire. He was also the father of Pepin the Short and grandfather of Charlemagne.

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On 30 Aug 2018 at 07:31 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Martel of Austrasia-1 and Pippinid-12 appear to represent the same person because: Despite dates both represent Charles Martel

On 8 Oct 2016 at 11:14 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:


On 31 Aug 2015 at 03:38 GMT Marty (Lenover) Acks wrote:

Martel-424 and Carolingian-79 appear to represent the same person because: Resubmitted merge with better explanation. Both parents are the same. They also have the same wife. BOD and DOD is the same.

On 27 May 2015 at 17:48 GMT Gail (Abney) Willard wrote:

Martel-424 and Carolingian-79 do not represent the same person because: Don't think they are the same

On 25 May 2015 at 15:17 GMT Marty (Lenover) Acks wrote:

De FRANCIE-14 and Carolingian-79 appear to represent the same person because: De FRANCIE-14 is a recently added duplicate.

On 25 May 2015 at 14:13 GMT Marty (Lenover) Acks wrote:

Martel-424 and Carolingian-79 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly the same person

On 19 Dec 2013 at 18:36 GMT Bob Fields wrote:

Could you set his privacy level to Open please. He was born much more than 200 years ago. Thanks. Bob Fields, Arborist.

On 18 Jul 2012 at 16:34 GMT Alan Wyatt wrote:

On 22 Oct 2011 at 08:09 GMT Aran Stubbs wrote:

Charles Martel (meaning Charles the Hammer).

On 18 Sep 2011 at 04:12 GMT Chuck Morrison wrote:

Charles is 41 degrees from Rosa Parks, 38 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 30 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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