Chilpéric II, King of the Burgundians

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Chilpéric, roi des Burgondes

Birthplace: Bourgogne, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death: Died in Amorica, France
Cause of death: Murdered
Immediate Family:

Son of Gundioc / Gunderic, King of the Burgundians; Gunderic (Gundioc) de Bourgogne; Sister of Ricimer and Caratone
Husband of Carétène and Agrippina
Father of Saint Clotilde of Burgundy; Chroma of the Burgundians and Rodequilda de Borgoña
Brother of Godegisel, King of the Burgundians; Kriemhild, Queen of the Huns (Fictitious Person); Gundomar III, King of the Burgundians; Gundobad, King of the Burgundians; Menia of the Burgundians and 1 other

Occupation: Tétrarque, Roi des Burgondes (6e, 463-492), roi des Burgondes à Genève, King, king of the Burgundisns, King of Burgundy
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About Chilpéric II, King of the Burgundians

The Burgundians proclaimed an independent kingdom of Burgundy with its capital at Lyons soon after 476. The kingdom included all of what is now southwestern France and most of Switzerland. Chilpéric and his wife were murdered by his brother Gondebad.

There is some confusion around the names and ancestries of Chilperic's wife or wives.

  • FMG assumes he had only one wife: 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.
  • Wagner gives only one wife, whom he calls Caratene (died 506), no ancestry given. She was the mother of St. Clotilda, wife of Clovis I. Some Geni contributors say she was a daughter of Gundicar.
  • Some Geni contributors, on unknown authority show a second wife, Agrippina, said to have been a sister of Ricimer, not a daughter. However, Wagner says Chilperich was a son of an unnamed sister of Ricimir.


  • Chilperich 473-486 at Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, visited Aug. 20, 2013.
  • Sir Anthony Wagner, Pedigree and Progress: Essays in the genealogical interpretation of history (1975), Pedigree 27.
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Chilpéric II, King of the Burgundians's Timeline

Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Age 6
Burgundy, France
Age 20
Royaume de Bourgogne (within present France)
Age 21
Lyon, Rhone, France
Age 35
Age 36
Amorica, France