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Also Known As: "Agrippine", "Agripina", "Caretena Agrippina", "Carstamena", "Caretena Agrippina (de Narbonne)"
Birthplace: Burgundy, France
Death: Died in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Agrippin, Prince of the Septimanian Midi
Wife of Chilpéric II, king of the Burgundians
Mother of Chroma of the Burgundians; Saint Clotilde of Burgundy; Rodequilda de Borgoña and Ingoberge Paris

Occupation: Queen of Burgundy, Princesse des Wisigoths
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About Agrippina

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.

ID: I66517

Name: Agrippine of Burgundy

Given Name: Agrippine

Surname: of Burgundy

Sex: F

Birth: 467

Death: deceased

Father: Flavius Ricimer of Burgundy b: 434

Mother: Alypia of Rome b: 445

Marriage 1 Chilperic II of Burgundy b: 448


(none known)

Forrás / Source:

ID: I5419Su81a Name: ? Suevi,of-the Given Name: ? Surname: Suevi,of-the Sex: F Note: SOURCES: - Wagner1975 "Burgundians, Visigoths, Franks and Lombards":ped#27:p#186 - PKD RUO-5419Su81a 2008Se29 Copyright (c) 2009 Paul K Davis [] Fremont CA

Father: ? Suevic-chieftain Mother: ? Visigoths,of-the

Marriage 1 Gundevech Burgundians,king-of-the Children

-1.Chilperic Burgundians,king-of-the
-2. Gundobad Burgundians,king-of-the

Forrás / Source:

Princesse burgonde chrétienne

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Agrippina's Timeline

Burgundy, France
Age 7
Burgundy, France
Age 21
Kingdom of the Burgundians [Savoy, Rhône-Alpes, France]
Age 22
Lyon, Rhone, France
Age 36
Age 37
Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France