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Chlodulf / Cloud, évêque de Metz

Nicknames: "Chlodulf", "Clodule", "Clodould", "Clodulf", "Clodulph", "Clodulphe", "Cloud", "Colodulf"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France
Death: Died in Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France
Place of Burial: Metz, Austrasia, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Saint Arnoul, Bishop of Metz and Saint Dode of Metz
Husband of Childa (Hilda) de Metz and Sigride d'Alsace
Father of Basinus Bishop of Trier and Kunza de Trèves
Brother of Basine Sainte de Thurgovie; Ansigisel de Metz, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia; Walechise, comte de Verdun and Martin de Metz
Half brother of Ansigisel de Metz, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia

Occupation: Bishop of Metz (657-697), Saint, Comte de Moselle, Marquis d'Anvers, , eveque de Metz, Eveque de Metz, Bishop of Metz
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About Saint Chlodulf (Cloud), Bishop of Metz

Ben notes: name spellings as accepted by Wikipedia were as follows:

French (modern home country): Clodulf de Metz, Chlodulf, Clodoul, Cloud

German: Chlodulf von Metz, Flodulf, Glodulf, Childulf

English: Chlodulf of Metz, Clodulphe, Clodould, St. Cloud

Italian: San Clodolfo di Metz, San Clodoaldo, St. Cloud

Dutch: Chlodulf van Metz, Clodulphe, Clodould, St. Cloud

Portuguese: Clodulfo de Metz

Norwegian: Klodulf av Metz

Hungarian: Metzi Chlodulf, Szent Chlodulf, Clodulphe, Clodould

Polish: Klodulf, Chlodulf

I would propose using the modern home country version of the name.

From the Wikipedia page on Chlodulf of Metz:

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

Saint Chlodulf (Clodulphe or Clodould) or more commonly Saint Cloud (605 – June 8, 696 or June 8, 697, others say May 8, 697) was bishop of Metz approximately from 657 to 697. (French Wikipedia says that he was born at least two years before his father's appointment as Bishop of Metz.)

Chlodulf was the son of Arnulf, bishop of Metz, and the younger brother of Ansegisel, mayor of the palace of Austrasia.

Before his ordination Chlodulf had married an unknown woman and had begotten a son called Aunulf. (French Wikipedia says that in 643-647, he and his brother Ansegisel were regarded as being "vir inluster" or famous men in a letter from Bishop Desire of Cahors. After Ansegisel's marriage, the two brothers were citeded again in an act by King Sigebert III and Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia, Grimoald - Ansegisel's new brother-in-law.)

In 657, he became bishop of Metz, the third successor of his father (who resigned 18 years earlier), and held that office for 40 years. During this time he richly decorated the cathedral St. Stephen. (French Wikipedia says he also sponsored Trudo, a noble from the Hesbaye clan, as a priest at Metz, and bequeathed his property to the cathedral. Trudo's brother later murdered Ansegisel, and Childebert the Adopted killed Grimoald. Chlodulf remained unmolested in all this - possibly involved in a conspiracy against his other family members, thus possibly this serves as a reason why Carolingian historians later attributed unflattering stories to him, and did not pursue the names of his family in building their genealogy.)

He also was in close contact with his sister-in-law Saint Gertrude of Nivelles.

He died in Metz and was buried in the church of St. Arnulf. In Nivelles he was locally venerated as Saint Clou, especially because of his connection to Saint Gertrude. His Feast Day is June 8 (possibly a burial date, as some regard him as having died on May 8).

(According to French Wikipedia: "His wife's name is not given in contemporary documents. But the tradition of Looz indicates that the body of St. Amour was transferred to the church by a Hilda, wife of the noble Clodolfus. This could be her. Whatever the wife's name, she had a son named Aunulf, known from a deed of donation given in 714 to Pepin de Herstal, naming him as his cousin Aunulf, son of Clodulf. The act says that Aunulf died between 697 and 714, and he had no heirs closer than his cousin Pepin. Sometimes another son is attributed to him - a comte named Martin, who fought against the Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia Ebroin, alongside Pepin de Herstal, and was killed in 690. However, incorporation of Martin to the Arnulfians came later, onomastics does not explain his name, and other sources label Martin as a son of the Mayor of the Palace Wulfoald.")

According to the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Merovingian Nobility:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/FRANKSMaiordomi.htm#_Toc184117350

CHLODULF ([610]-8 May [697], bur Metz, basilique de Saint-Arnoul).

The Gesta Episcoporum Mettensis names (in order) "duos filios Anschisum et Chlodolfum" as sons of Arnulf "iuventutis suæ tempore ex legitimi matrimonii copula" but does not name their mother[54]. The Vita Chrodegangi Episcopi Mettensis names "primogenitus…Clodulfus" as one of the two sons of "Arnulfum sanctum"[55].

The Annales Xantenses names "Clodulfus" as son of "Arnulfus" when recording that he became bishop after his father died[56]. “…necnon et domesticorum Flodulfi, Ansigisili, Bettelini, Gariberti” consented to a donation to the monastery of Stabulo and Malmédy by King Sigebert III in a charter dated to [648][57]. "Childericus rex Francorum, Emnehildis et Bilihildis…reginæ…Gundoino duce et Hodone domestico" confirmed the property of the monastery of Stablo and Malmedy on the advice of "Grimoaldo, Fulcoaldo, Adregisilo, Bobone ducibus, Chlodulfo, Ansegisilo, Gariberto domesticis" by charter dated 6 Sep 667[58], although the presence of "Grimoaldo" in the document ten years after the attested death of the only known Duke Grimoald suggests that the document may have been subject to some alteration.

He was elected Bishop of Metz in 657. Sigeberto's Vita Landiberto episcopi Traiectensis names "Pippinus…principes Francorum…Clodulfi Mettensis episcopi…patruus ipsius"[59]. A list of bishops of Metz records "Chlodulfus" as 32nd bishop, holding the position for 40 years and 20 days, and his death "VIII Id Mai"[60].

married [CHILDA [Hilda], daughter of ---. According to the tradition of Los, the body of St Amour was conferred to "Hilda, femme du noble Clodolfus"[61]. No other reference to the name of Chlodulf's wife has been found.] Chlodulf & his wife had [two] children:

a) [AUNULF (-before 16 Dec 714). He is named only in a charter of Emperor Otto I dated 30 Apr 948, confirming the donation to the church of Metz of property at Russon near Tongres which previously belonged to "Clodulfus … filio suo Aunulfo", and which the latter bequeathed to Pepin on dying[62].]

b) [MARTIN . A 9th century genealogy names "Martinum" as the son of "Flodulfus", son of "beatus Arnulfum", specifying that he killed Ebroin at "Ercriaco palatio" and was later elected a bishop[63]. A charter dated 15 May 653, classified as spurious in the collection, of "Sigisbertus…Francorum rex" purports to record his donation to the monastery "sancti Matthiæ in prædio sancti Petri Trevericæ" and names "consanguinei nostri domini Martini filii Clodulphi filii Arnulphi ducis, ducis Austriæ Mosellanicæ ac Moselant", who is also named among the subscribers of the document[64].]

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Bishop of Metz, France, the son of St. Arnulf, born circa 605. He married Goda, who became a nun when Clodulf was ordained. In 657, he was named bishop of Metz. He is also known as Cloud or Clou.

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Saint Chlodulf (Clodulphe or Clodould) or more commonly Saint Cloud (605 – June 8, 696 or June 8, 697, others say May 8, 697) was bishop of Metz approximately from 657 to 697.

Chlodulf was the son of Arnulf, bishop of Metz, and the younger brother of Ansegisel, mayor of the palace of Austrasia.

Before his ordination Chlodulf had married an unknown woman and had begotten a son called Aunulf.

In 657, he became bishop of Metz, the third successor of his father, and held that office for 40 years. During this time he richly decorated the cathedral St. Stephen. He also was in close contact with his sister-in-law Saint Gertrude of Nivelles.

He died in Metz and was buried in the church of St. Arnulf. In Nivelles he was locally venerated as Saint Clou, especially because of his connection to Saint Gertrude. His Feast Day is June 8.

[edit] See also

St. Cloud

Clodoald Meroving

[edit] Sources

Les ancêtres de Charlemagne, 1989, Christian Settipani

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Saint Chlodulf (Clodulphe or Clodould) or more commonly Saint Cloud (605 – June 8, 696 or June 8, 697, others say May 8, 697) was bishop of Metz approximately from 657 to 697.

Chlodulf was the son of Arnulf, bishop of Metz, and the younger brother of Ansegisel, mayor of the palace of Austrasia.

Before his ordination Chlodulf had married an unknown woman and had begotten a son called Aunulf.

In 657, he became bishop of Metz, the third successor of his father, and held that office for 40 years. During this time he richly decorated the cathedral St. Stephen. He also was in close contact with his sister-in-law Saint Gertrude of Nivelles.

He died in Metz and was buried in the church of St. Arnulf. In Nivelles he was locally venerated as Saint Clou, especially because of his connection to Saint Gertrude. His Feast Day is May 8.

[edit] See also

   * St. Cloud
   * Clodoald Meroving

[edit] Sources

   * Les ancêtres de Charlemagne, 1989, Christian Settipani

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Saint Chlodulf (Clodulphe or Clodould) or more commonly Saint Cloud (605 – June 8, 696 or June 8, 697, others say May 8, 697) was bishop of Metz approximately from 657 to 697.

Chlodulf was the son of Arnulf, bishop of Metz, and the younger brother of Ansegisel, mayor of the palace of Austrasia.

Before his ordination Chlodulf had married an unknown woman and had begotten a son called Aunulf.

In 657, he became bishop of Metz, the third successor of his father, and held that office for 40 years. During this time he richly decorated the cathedral St. Stephen. He also was in close contact with his sister-in-law Saint Gertrude of Nivelles.

He died in Metz and was buried in the church of St. Arnulf. In Nivelles he was locally venerated as Saint Clou, especially because of his connection to Saint Gertrude. His Feast Day is May 8.

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Wikipedia Entry on Chlodulf of Metz (Retrieved 1-22-2009) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clodoule,_Bishop_of_Metz

Chlodulf of Metz

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Saint Chlodulf (Clodulphe or Clodould) or more commonly Saint Cloud (605 – June 8, 696 or June 8, 697, others say May 8, 697) was bishop of Metz approximately from 657 to 697.

Chlodulf was the son of Arnulf, bishop of Metz, and the younger brother of Ansegisel, mayor of the palace of Austrasia.

Before his ordination Chlodulf had married an unknown woman and had begotten a son called Aunulf.

In 657, he became bishop of Metz, the third successor of his father, and held that office for 40 years. During this time he richly decorated the cathedral St. Stephen. He also was in close contact with his sister-in-law Saint Gertrude of Nivelles.

He died in Metz and was buried in the church of St. Arnulf. In Nivelles he was locally venerated as Saint Clou, especially because of his connection to Saint Gertrude. His Feast Day is May 8.

Sources

   * Les ancêtres de Charlemagne, 1989, Christian Settipani

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Saint Chlodulf (Clodulphe or Clodould) or more commonly Saint Cloud (605 – June 8, 696 or June 8, 697, others say May 8, 697) was bishop of Metz approximately from 657 to 697.

Chlodulf was the son of Arnulf, bishop of Metz, and the younger brother of Ansegisel, mayor of the palace of Austrasia.

Before his ordination Chlodulf had married an unknown woman and had begotten a son called Aunulf.

In 657, he became bishop of Metz, the third successor of his father, and held that office for 40 years. During this time he richly decorated the cathedral St. Stephen. He also was in close contact with his sister-in-law Saint Gertrude of Nivelles.

He died in Metz and was buried in the church of St. Arnulf. In Nivelles he was locally venerated as Saint Clou, especially because of his connection to Saint Gertrude. His Feast Day is May 8.

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Saint Chlodulf (Clodulphe or Clodould) or more commonly Saint Cloud (605 – June 8, 696 or June 8, 697, others say May 8, 697) was bishop of Metz approximately from 657 to 697.

Chlodulf was the son of Arnulf, bishop of Metz, and the younger brother of Ansegisel, mayor of the palace of Austrasia.

Before his ordination Chlodulf had married an unknown woman and had begotten a son called Aunulf.

In 657, he became bishop of Metz, the third successor of his father, and held that office for 40 years. During this time he richly decorated the cathedral St. Stephen. He also was in close contact with his sister-in-law Saint Gertrude of Nivelles.

He died in Metz and was buried in the church of St. Arnulf. In Nivelles he was locally venerated as Saint Clou, especially because of his connection to Saint Gertrude. His Feast Day is May 8.

Sources

   * Les ancêtres de Charlemagne, 1989, Christian Settipani

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His ancestry is continued elsewhere in this tree.

St. Clodulf's father was Arnoul Metz and his mother was Dode Clothilde de Heristal. His paternal grandparents were Duke of Acquitaine Bodegeisel II Aquitaine and Oda Suevia; his maternal grandparents were Arnoldus Metz and Berthe (Aldeberge Bilthildis) Kent. He had a brother named Ansigisen. He was the younger of the two children. -------------------- Saint Chlodulf (Clodulphe or Clodould) or more commonly Saint Cloud (605 – June 8, 696 or June 8, 697, others say May 8, 697) was bishop of Metz approximately from 657 to 697.

Chlodulf was the son of Arnulf, bishop of Metz, and the younger brother of Ansegisel, mayor of the palace of Austrasia.

Before his ordination Chlodulf had married an unknown woman and had begotten a son called Aunulf.

In 657, he became bishop of Metz, the third successor of his father, and held that office for 40 years. During this time he richly decorated the cathedral St. Stephen. He also was in close contact with his sister-in-law Saint Gertrude of Nivelles.

He died in Metz and was buried in the church of St. Arnulf. In Nivelles he was locally venerated as Saint Clou, especially because of his connection to Saint Gertrude. His Feast Day is May 8.

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Saint Chlodulf (Cloud), Bishop of Metz's Timeline

596
596
Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France
635
635
Age 39
Traves, France
635
Age 39
Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France
650
650
- present
Age 54
657
657
- 696
Age 61
673
673
Age 77
Bishop of, Mentz, resigned, Duke
673
Age 77
Bishop of, Mentz, resigned, Duke
673
Age 77
Bishop of, Mentz, resigned, Duke
697
June 8, 697
Age 101
Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France
1938
May 19, 1938
Age 101