Albofledis (deceased)

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In 496, Clovis, the brother of Albofledis, was present for the baptism of Clovis, who joined his wife Clothile's Chritian faith.

Various histories tell that when Clovis was in battle, seeing his troops on the point of yielding, he invoked the aid of Clotilda's God, and promised to become a Christian if only victory should be granted him. He conquered and, true to his word was baptized at Reims by St. Remigius, bishop of that city. His sister Albofledis and three thousand of his warriors at the same time embraced Christianity.

Gregory of Tours, in his ecclesiastical history of the Franks has described this event, which took place amid great pomp at Christmas, 496. "Bow thy head, O Sicambrian", said St. Remigius to the royal convert "Adore what thou hast burned and burn what thou hast adored."

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