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Mummolin of the Francs [60426]
(Abt 0505-Abt 0558)
Palatina [60429]
Bodegeisel II of France Gov. of Aquitaine [60427]
(Abt 0560-0588)
Oda (Chrodoare) of Savoy [60428]
(Abt 0560-Abt 0634)

Saint Arnold (St.Arnulf ) of Metz de Heristal Bishop of Metz [10849]


Family Links
1. Ausbert SENATOR OF THE MOSELLE [10848] & Bertha Princess of Paris, Queen of Kent [5957]
2. Bodegeisel II of France Gov. of Aquitaine [60427] & Oda (Chrodoare) of Savoy [60428]

Oda of Saxony de Savoy Nun at Treves [60432]

Saint Arnold (St.Arnulf ) of Metz de Heristal Bishop of Metz [10849] 24,680

  • Born: 13 Aug 582, Heristal, Austrasia, France
  • Marriage: Oda of Saxony de Savoy Nun at Treves [60432] before 582
  • Died: 16 Aug 640, Metz, France at age 58
  • Buried: Metz, Moselle, France

bullet   Another name for Arnold was Arnoul or Arnoulf.


bullet  General Notes:

There is a lot of confusion about Saint Arnold (St. Arnulf)'s parents. I have included two possible ones thus giving him two sets of parents until we can get things better straitened out.

A good source for Bodegisel II of France is: 'Royalty for Commoners', Roderick W. Stuart, 1993, p 129. 'Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants', Langston & Buck, 1986, p cv.

There seems to be more agreement on Ode (Dode) being his mother than any other.

See Europäisch Stammtafeln Band I tafel 2.

St. Arnulf
Feastday: </saints/f_day/> July 18

Bishop and member of the court of the Frankish king Theodebert II of Austrasia, sometimes called Arnuiph or Arnulf of Metz. A noble, Arnulf married Doda, and their son was Ansegisel. Ansegisel married Beggia, the daughter of Pepin of Landen, starting the Carolingian dynasty of France. Doda became a nun, and Arnulf made plans to enter a monastery but was named the bishop <> of Nletz around 616. He continued his court services, making Clotaire of Neustria the king of Austrasia. He also served as counselor to Dagobert, King Clotaire's son. In 626, Arnulf retired to a hermitage at Remiremont, France.

Arnulf's wife (and mother of Duke Ansgise) was Dode (Clothilde); she became a nun at Treves in 612, the same year
that Arnulf became Bishop of Metz. Arnulf and Dode were married about 596.{-Arnulf's ancestry is from Frederick L.
Weis, "Ancestral Roots..."(1950); there are several alternate ancestries known (see notes, Chart 297H)} Arnulf was
buried at Hadendum an der Mozel, and later at St. Arnulf's Church at Metz. He died at Horenberg Monastery,
Wasenwald. The birth date shown here is approximate. [See also ID2589!] Arnulf was Mayor of the Palace and tutor of
Dagobert, hence a courtier of high standing in the Austrasian palace. He decided to become a monk at Lerins; his wife
took the vow and he was about to retire to the monastery when he wa made bishop, about 616. A few years before his
death he resigned and retired to the monastery. His feast-day is July 18.

His feast day is July 18.

He was formerly thought to belong to the
family of Ansbertus, a Gallo-Roman Senator, but according to Kelley
this has been disproved. It was apparently his wife who belonged to
that family.


Arnold married Oda of Saxony de Savoy Nun at Treves [60432] [MRIN: 4865], daughter of Arnoldus of Metz [60407] and Oda [60495], before 582. (Oda of Saxony de Savoy Nun at Treves [60432] was born about 584 in Old Saxony and died about 612 in Trèves, France.)

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