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Blithildis

Also Known As: "Blithilda", "Blithildes", "Blithildis", "Blithilt", "Blithilde", "Bilichilde", "Bilichildis", "Blithildiso", "Britilde", "Briquilda"
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Birthplace: Ile-de-France, Paris, Seine, France
Death: Died in Metz, Moselle, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Unknown Father of Blithildes and Unknown Mother of Blithildes
Wife of Ansbertus of Moselle
Mother of Saint Mundéric, Bishop of Arisitum; Saint Ferreolus, Bishop of Uzès; Arnoaldus, Bishop of Metz; Erchenaud I de Moselle; Tarsicius, bishop of Arisitum and 2 others

Occupation: Queen of Kent
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About Blithildis

Blithildes or Bilichilde (c538-c603). Her ancestry is unknown (Weis, Ancestral Roots 180:5). However, the earliest sources, which tried to connect the Carolingians to the Merovingian dynasty they displaced, say that she was a daughter of one of the Merovingian kings of France, such as Chlothar I or his son Charibert I. Such an identification is possible, but the motivation of the Carolingians gives reason to be cautious.

Stuart identifies her as a daughter of Chlodéric de Cologne (Royalty For Commoners 171:50, 236:48). The theory has not won general acceptance.

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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansbertus:

Blithilde, also called Bilichilde (ca 538 – ca 603), "Blithilde filia Clotharii regis Francorum." or "filiam Hlotharii regis Francorum.", daughter of Chlothar I, King of the Franks, and wife Waldrada, a Lombard princess. Married to Ansbertus. Before 555 and they had:

  • Arnual or Arnoldus or Arnoald, Bishop of Metz and Margrave of Schelde
  • Saint Munderic, Bishop of Arisitum
  • Tarsicius or Tarsice

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This person marks the start of the legendary portion of the lineage before Charlemagne. Her name is mentioned in the Liber Historiae Francorum, as is her husband Senator Ansbertus, but not in documents that are contemporary to her time.

According to the French Wikipedia page on Faux Merovingiens:

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansbert_le_s%C3%A9nateur#Ansbert_le_s.C3.A9nateur

Bilichilde

Bilichilde serait fille du roi Clotaire Ier, épouse d'Ansbert et mère d'Arnoul, évêque de Metz.

Bilichilde est une personne qui apparait dans deux généalogies carolingiennes, la Genealogia domni Karoli, du début du IXe siècle et la Genealogia domni Arnulfi, du IXe siècle. Elle est donnée comme fille du roi Clotaire Ier (ou Clotaire II selon les documents), épouse d'Ansbert et mère d'Arnoul, évêque de Metz au début du VIIe siècle. L'existence d'Arnoul est confirmée par des documents contemporains, au contraire de ses parents, bien qu'aucun fait ne vienne remettre en cause leur existence. Les deux généalogies sont trop tardives pour avoir une quelconque autorité. La filiation royale de Bilichilde est impossible d'un point de vue chronologique[4].

In English:

Bilichilde:

Bilichilde is a person who appears in two pedigrees of the Carolingians, the Genealogia domni Karoli from the early 9th century, and Genealogia domni Arnulfi from the 9th century. It is given that she is the daughter of King Clotaire I (or Clotaire II according to some documents), wife of Ansbertus, and mother of Arnulf, Bishop of Metz from the early 7th century. The existence of Arnold is confirmed by contemporary records, but not his parents, though no one really questioned their existence. The two genealogies are too late to have any authority. The royal lineage of Bilichilde is also impossible from a chronological point of view.

According to the Wikipedia page on her supposed father, King Clothar I des Franks:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlothar_I

Family

Chlothar's first marriage was to Guntheuc, widow of his own brother Chlodomer, sometime around 524. They had no children. His second marriage, which occurred around 532, was to Radegund, daughter of Bertachar, King of Thuringia, whom he and his brother Theuderic defeated. She was later canonized. They also had no children. His third and most successful marriage was to Ingund, by whom he had five sons and two daughters:

1. Gunthar, predeceased father

2. Childeric, predeceased father

3. Charibert, King of Paris

4. Guntram, King of Burgundy

5. Sigebert, King of Austrasia

6. Chlothsind, married Alboin, King of the Lombards

His next marriage was to a sister of Ingund, Aregund, with whom he had a son, Chilperic, King of Soissons. His last wife was Chunsina (or Chunsine), with whom he had one son, Chram, who became his father's enemy and predeceased him. Chlothar may have married and repudiated Waldrada

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{line (48-4) as stated in Weis 180-5, but there is no 4 in line 43, itstarts with #10; T.Barton, 2-15-98.} m. Ansbertus, the Galo-RomanSenator;-- 1

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There is controversy about the ancestry of Blithilde (also called Bilichilde), married to Ansbertus before 555: "Blithilde filia Clotharii regis Francorum" or "filiam Hlotharii regis Francorum," supposed daughter of Chlothar I, King of the Franks, and wife Waldrada, a Lombard princess. This supposition has not been independently attested, and so is not reproduced here.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansbertus for more information.

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Blithilde, also called Bilichilde (ca 538 – ca 603), "Blithilde filia Clotharii regis Francorum." or "filiam Hlotharii regis Francorum.", daughter of Chlothar I, King of the Franks, and wife Waldrada, a Lombard princess, before 555 and they had: ▪ Arnual or Arnoldus or Arnoald, Bishop of Metz

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Blithildis's Timeline

459
459
Moselle, Lorraine, France
513
513
Paris, Seine, France
525
525
Age 12
Narbonne (França)
540
540
Age 27
Metz, Lorraine, France
550
550
Age 37
Moselle, Austrasia, Frankrike
569
569
Age 56
France
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Age 67
Metz, Moselle, France
1994
May 13, 1994
Age 67
July 9, 1994
Age 67
August 9, 1994
Age 67