In 486 (or 493?) Gundobad assassinated Chilperic and drowned his wife, then exiled Chilperic's two daughters, Chroma, who became a nun, and Clotilda, who fled to her uncle, Godegisel.
There is some confusion around the names and ancestries of Chilperic's two wives. His first wife is said to have been Caratene, daughter of Gundicar and mother of St. Clothilda. His second is said to be a sister of Ricimer, not a daughter. Clothilda was the younger of the two daughters, so they must both have been children of Chilperic's first wife Caratene.
FMG says: The name of Chilperich´s wife is not known. Gregory of Tours records that Chilperich's wife was drowned by her brother-in-law King Gundobad, after he tied a stone around her neck. The Liber Historiæ Francorum records the same event.
Note from Justin Swanström: I wonder whether the idea that Chilperic's second wife (Agrippina?) was a sister of Ricimir might be a jumble resulting from the secondary sources that say (a) Ricimir was a son of Rechila of the Suevi, (b) Rechila had a daughter Cartamena, and (c) Cartamena married Gunderic of Burgundy. A healthy dose of skepticism seems to be required here.
Name: Agrippine of Burgundy
Given Name: Agrippine
Surname: of Burgundy
Father: Flavius Ricimer of Burgundy b: 434
Mother: Alypia of Rome b: 445
Marriage 1 Chilperic II of Burgundy b: 448
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