Clodius (Clodio) V "The Long Haired" King of Franks  597,680
- Born: Abt 395, Westphalia Co., DEU
- Marriage: Basina of Thuringia Princess of Thuringians Queen of Franks 
- Died: Bef 450
Other names for Clodius were Clodio (Chlodio) and Clodion King of the Salian Franks.
He was also called Clodion and was King of the Salian Franks.
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Clodion "Le Chevelu" King Of FRANCE (AFN: 9GBJ-ZH); Sex: M; Event(s): Birth: Abt 0395 , , Westphalia, Germany; Death: 447/449; Burial: Cambray, Nord, France.
Clodion is considered by some authors (1) the son and heir of Pharamond. According to Gregory of Tours, he lived in the castle of Dispargum, Thuringia. Chlodio's tribe renounced the suzerainty of Rome after 428 and broke across the Scheldt River, spreading southward into Gaul and occupying the region as far as the Somme. The Franks seized Tournai and Cambrai, but their defeat (c. 431) by the Roman military commander, magister utriusque militiae Flavius ∆tius, at Helena (Hťlesme), prevented further expansion. He made peace with ∆tius and died c. 447/448.
Clodion reigned 428-448. The Salic Franks came from Dieburg in Hessen, the name Salic deriving from the river Saale
(a tributary of the river Main). His territory was Tournai and corresponds generally to the later area of Hainaut.
("Ancestral Roots...- Supplement," F.L.Weis, 1952, p. 37)
Chlodio (395-448) was a king of the Salian Franks from the Merovingian dynasty . He was known as the Long-Haired King and lived at a place on the Thuringian border called Dispargum . From there he invaded the Roman Empire in 428 and settled in Northern Gaul , where already other groups of Salians were settled. Although he was attacked by the Romans he was able to maintain his position and 3 years later in 431 extended his kingdom down south to the Somme River . In 448 , 20 years after his reign began, Chlodio was finally defeated at an unidentified place called Vicus Helena by Flavius AŽtius , the commander of the Roman Army in Gaul.
Like all Merovingian kings Chlodio had long hair as a ritual custom. His successor may have been Merovech , after whom the dynasty was named 'Merovingian'. One legend has it that his father was Pharamond . The sources on Chlodio's history are Gregory of Tours and Sidonius Apollinaris .
Gregory of Tours , HistoriŽn.
Clodius married Basina of Thuringia Princess of Thuringians Queen of Franks  [MRIN: 4857], daughter of Weldelphus King of Thuringians  and Unknown. (Basina of Thuringia Princess of Thuringians Queen of Franks  was born before 398 in Thuringia, DEU.)