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Clodius (Clodio) V "The Long Haired" King of Franks [10837]
(Abt 0395-Bef 0450)
Basina of Thuringia Princess of Thuringians Queen of Franks [10860]
(Bef 0398-)
Merovech (Merovee)(Merovaeus) King of the Franks [5955]
(Abt 0415-0458)
Verica Qureen of Franks [10839]
(Abt 0419-)

Childeric I of the Franks King of Franks [5949]


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Basina Princess of Thuringia Queen of Franks [5954]

Childeric I of the Franks King of Franks [5949] 24,595,597,680

  • Born: 436, Westphalia Co., DEU
  • Marriage: Basina Princess of Thuringia Queen of Franks [5954]
  • Died: 26 Nov 481 at age 45

bullet   Another name for Childeric was King of the Salian Frank.


bullet  General Notes:

Acceded: 460

See Europäisch Stammtafeln Band I tafel 1.

He was also known as the King of the Salian Franks.

Childeric I was established around Tournai with his tribe and fought against the Visigoths with the Roman General Odoacer and with him intercepted a band of Alamanni. He ruled the Salic Franks 458-481; his kingdom included Siene, Marne, Meuse, Moselle, Treves, Angers and Orleans. In 1653 his tomb was discovered at Tournai. He broke with Rome and was succeeded by his son Clovis. Childeric's tribe had come to the fertile valleys of the Somme and the Oise rivers to find new lands to farm.

According to Gregory of Tours, the reign of Childeric was interrupted when he fled to Thuringia due to assasination threats. During his absence, the Franks chose the Roman general Aegidius as their king. It seems that even during his presence, Childeric was not a strong king, and that the history of the Frankish kingdom really begins with the reign of his son Clovis.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Acceded, 460.


Childeric married Basina Princess of Thuringia Queen of Franks [5954] [MRIN: 1997], daughter of Basin Thuringian king [61326] and Basina Saxon princess [61327]. (Basina Princess of Thuringia Queen of Franks [5954] died after 496.)

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