About Amalgar de Dijon
His family originated in the pagus Attoariensis around Dijon in northern Burgundy. In the mid-seventh century he and his wife became major founders and patrons of monasteries in the region. They founded a convent at Brégille and an abbey for men at Bèze, installing children in both abbacies.
"Fredegar records that 'Amalgario et Arneberto ducibus et Willibado patricius' killed 'Brodulfo avunculi fratri suo [Clotaire II] Chairiberto', undated but in a passage which follows those recording events in the 44th year of the reign of King Clotaire II. Fredegar records that King Dagobert sent 'Amalgario duce et Venerando' as emissaries to 'Sisenando regis', undated but dated to [633/36] when the Visigoth king reigned. Fredegar records that twelve dukes fought in Gascony '…Amalgarius…ex genere Francorum…', in an undated passage but following one which deals with events in the 12th year of the king's reign [634/35]. Fredegar records that 'Amalgarius' fought with Flaochald maior domus of Burgundy against Willebad in 643. No indication has been found of the territory of which Amalgar was dux. m AQUILINA, daughter of ---. 'Chlothacharius rex Francorum' with 'Sichelmo duci' donated property to the monastery of 'Fontem Besuam in pago Attoariarium…Waldalenus abba' stating that it had been constructed by 'genitor suus Amalgarius et genitrix sua Aquilina' by charter dated Aug 664." [Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.]
- Justin Swanstrom, September 26, 2010