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Nicknames: "Chlotilde", "of France", "Chrotechildis", "Chlothilde", "St Chrotechilde de Bougogne", "Clotilda", "St.Clotilde", "Sainta Clotilde de Borganha", "Clothilde", "Clotild", "Rotilde or Chroctechildis"
Birthplace: Bourgogne, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France, Royaume de Bourgogne (within present France)
Death: Died in Tours, (Present Department Puy-de-Dome), Neustrie (within present Region Auvergne), Frankish Kingdom (Present France)
Occupation: Princess of Burgundy, Queen of France, Princesse burgonde, Queen of Burgundy, Queen of the Franks, queen 492-545, [Burgundy] Chrotochildis des Burgondes, Queen of Franks, Queen, Queen of France/Princess of the Burgundians/Saint, Saint, Santa, Princess
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About Chlotilde “the Holy” de Bourgogne

Saint Clotilde also known as Clothilde, Clotilda, Clotild, Rotilde or Chroctechildis

Born: 475 Died: 545

Parents: King Chilperic II of Burgundy and Caretena Spoue: Clovis I King of the Franks Issue: Ingomer, died young Chlodomer (495–524) Childebert I (496–558) Chlothar I (497–561) Clotilde (died 531)

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

Saint Clotilde (475–545), also known as Clothilde, Clotilda, Clotild, Rotilde or Chroctechildis, was the second wife of the Frankish king Clovis I. Venerated as a Saint by the Catholic Church, she was instrumental to her husband's famous conversion to Christianity and, in her later years, was known for her almsgiving and penitential works of mercy. Clotilde was born at the Burgundian court of Lyon the daughter of King Chilperic II of Burgundy and his wife Caretena. Upon the death of Chilperic's father King Gondioc in 473, he and his brothers Gundobad and Godegisel had divided their heritage; Chilperic II apparently reigning at Lyon, Gundobald at Vienne and Godegesil at Geneva. According to Gregory of Tours (538–594), Chilperic II was slain by his brother Gundobad in 493, his wife drowned with a stone hung around her neck, and of his two daughters, Chrona took the veil and Clotilde was exiled. This account, however, seems to have been a later invention, since an epitaph discovered at Lyon speaks of a Burgundian queen Caretena who died in 506. This was most probably the mother of Clotilde.

Clotilde and her sons, Grandes Chroniques de Saint-Denis In 493 Clotilde married the Merovingian Clovis, King of the Franks, who had just conquered northern Gaul. The marriage produced the following children: Ingomer, died young Chlodomer (495–524), King of the Franks at Orléans from 511 Childebert I (496–558), King of the Franks at Paris from 511 Chlothar I (497–561), King of the Franks at Soissons from 511, King of all Franks from 558 Clotilde (died 531), married Amalaric, King of the Visigoths Clotilde was brought up in the Catholic faith and did not rest until her husband had abjured paganism and embraced the Catholic faith (according to Gregory of Tours' Historia Francorum [History of the Franks]) in the middle of battle with the Alemanni at Tolbiac in 496. He officially converted the same year, baptised by Bishop Remigius of Reims. With him she built at Paris the Church of the Holy Apostles, afterwards known as the Abbey of St Genevieve. After Clovis' death in 511, she retired to the Abbey of St. Martin at Tours. In 523 Clotilde finally took revenge for the murder of her father, when she incited her sons against her cousin King Sigismund of Burgundy, the son of Gundobad, and provoked the Burgundian War, which led to Sigismund's deposition, imprisonment and his assassination in the following year. In turn, her eldest son, Chlodomer was killed during the following Burgundian campaign under Sigismund's successor King Godomar at the Battle of Vézeronce. Clotilde tried in vain to protect the rights of her three grandsons, the children of Chlodomer, against the claims of her surviving sons Childebert and Clothar. Chlotar had two of them killed, while only Clodoald (Cloud) managed to escape and later chose an ecclesiastical career. She was equally unsuccessful in her efforts to prevent the civil discords between her children. Clotilde died in 544 or 545 at Tours; she was buried at her husband's side, in the Church of the Holy Apostles (Abbey of St Genevieve).

Clotilda foi educada religiosamente por sua mãe, Carretena, que, de acordo com Sidônio Apolinário e Fortunato de Poitiers, era uma mulher extraordinária. Após amorte de Chilperico, Caretena parece ter fixado residência com Godegisil em Genebra, onde sua irmã, Sedeleuba (ou Crona), fundou a igreja de São Vítor, e tornou-se freira. Foi logo depois da morte de Chilperico que Clóvis pediu e obteve a mão de Clotilde. Do sexto século em diante, o casamento de Clóvis e Clotilde tornou-se tema de narrativas épicas, nas quais os fatos reais foram alterados e as várias versões encontradas estão entre os trabalhos de diferentes cronistas francos, como Gregório de Tours, Fredegar e no Liber Historiae. Estas narrativas têm a característica comum a todos os poemas nupciais da poesia épica primitiva encontrada entre muitos povos germânicos. Aqui bastará resumir as lendas e adicionar um breve relato dos fatos históricos. Os poemas populares substituíram o rei Godegisil, tio e protetor de Clotilde, por seu irmão Gondebado, que era representado como perseguidor da jovem princesa. Gondebado é supostamente assassina Chilperico, atira sua esposa num poço com uma pedra amarrada ao pescoço, e exila suas duas filhas. Clóvis, ao ouvir sobre a beleza da jovem Clotilde, envia seu amigo Aureliano, disfarçado de mendigo, para visitá-la em segredo, dando-lhe um anel de ouro enviado por seu mestre. Ele então pede a mão da princesa a Gondebado. Gondebado, temendo o poderoso rei dos francos, não ousa recusar o pedido, e Clotilde então acompanha Aureliano e sua escolta na sua jornada de retorno. Eles se apressam para chegar a território franco, por Clotilde temer que Arédio, o dedicado conselheiro de Gondebado, no seu retorno de Constantinopla, para onde havia sido enviado em missão, influenciasse seu mestre a cancelar sua promessa. Seus temores eram justificados. Pouco tempo depois da partida da princesa, Arédio retornou e motivou Gondebado a se arrepender. Tropas foram enviadas para trazer Clotilde de volta, mas era tarde: ela já se encontrava em solo franco. Os detalhes dessa narração são pura lenda. Comprova-se historicamente que a morte de Chilperico foi lamentada por Gondebado, e que Caretena viveu até 506: ela morreu "cheia de dias", diz seu epitáfio, tendo a alegria de ver suas crianças serem educadas na religião católica. Aureliano e Arédio são personagens históricos, mas pouco se conhece deles. Casamento Clotilde, como esposa de Clóvis, logo adquiriu uma grande ascendência sobre ele, o que a ajudou a encorajá-lo a adotar a fé católica. Por muito tempo seus esforços foram inúteis, apesar do rei ter permitido o batismo de Ingomir, seu primeiro filho. A criança morreu na sua infância, o que parece ter dado a Clóvis um argumento contra o Deus de Clotilde. Mas apesar disso, a jovem rainha novamente obteve o consentimento de seu marido para o batismo do segundo filho, Clodomiro. Assim o futuro do catolicismo já estava assegurado no reino franco. Clóvis logo depois foi convertido sob circunstâncias altamente dramáticas, sedo batizado em Reims por São Remígio em 496. Clotilde dessa forma se tornou o instrumento na conversão de toda uma nação, que foi por séculos líder da civilização católica. Clotilde deu à luz a cinco filhos de Clóvis - Ingomir, que morreu na infância, os reis Clodomiro, Childeberto e Clotário e uma filha, também chamada Clotilde como sua mãe. Pouco mais se conhece da rainha Clotilde durante a vida de seu marido, mas pode-se supor que ela intercedeu com ele, na época da sua intervenção na disputa entre os reis burgúndios, levando-o a apoiar a causa de Godegisil contra Gondebado. A moderação mostrada por Clóvis nessa luta, onde, apesar de vencedor, ele não procurou usar a vitória em benefício próprio, assim como a aliança selada depois com Gondebado, foram sem dúvida devidas à influência de Clotilde, que deve ter visto a luta fraticida horrorizada.

Pós-casamento Clóvis morreu em Paris em 511, e Clotilde o sepultou no que era então Mons Lucotetius, na igreja dos apóstolos (depois de Santa Genoveva), que eles haviam construído juntos para servir de mausoléu. A posição de viúva dessa nobre mulher foi entristecida por experiências cruéis. Seu filho Clodomiro, genro de Gondebado, entrou em guerra contra seu primo Sigismundo, que havia sucedido Gondebado no trono da Borgonha, capturou-o, e o assassinou com sua esposa e filhos em Coulmiers, perto de Orleães. Clodomiro foi vencido e morto na batalha de Veseruntia (Vezeronce), em 524, por Godomar, irmão de Sigismundo. Clotilde tomou sob seus cuidados os três filhos ainda crianças de Clodomiro, Teodoaldo, Gunther e Clodoaldo. Childeberto e Clotário, no entanto, que dividiram entre eles a herançado seu irmão mais velho, não desejavam que as crianças vivessem, a quem eles depois teriam que prestar contas. Através de um ardil eles retiraram as crianças da vigilância cuidadosa de sua mãe e assassinaram os dois mais velhos, com o terceiro escapando e se internando num mosteiro. A tristeza de Clotilde era tão grande que Paris se tornou insuportável para ela, que se retirou para Tours, onde perto da tumba de São Martinho, de quem ela muito devota, ela passou o resto de sua vida em preces e boas ações. Mas ainda havia experiências por viver. Sua filha Clotilde, esposa de Amalarico, rei visigodo, era cruelmente maltratada por seu marido, apelou pela ajuda de seu irmão Childeberto. Ele foi resgatá-la e derrotou Amalarico em batalha, na qual Amalarico foi morto. Clotilde a filha, no entanto, morreu na jornada de retorno, exaurida pelos sofrimentos a ela impostos. Finalmente, como se para coroar o longo martírio de Clotilde, seus dois filhos sobreviventes, Childeberto e Clotário, iniciaram uma disputa, e entraram em guerra. Clotário, perseguido por Childeberto, que havia se unido a Teodeberto I, filho de Teodorico I, se refugiou nas florestas de Brotonne, na Normandia, onde ele temeu que seu exército seria exterminado pelas forças superiores de seus adversários. Então, segundo Gregório de Tours, Clotilde se prostou de joelhos diante da tumba de São Martinho, suplicando-lhe durante toda uma noite que não permitisse outro fraticídio à aflita família de Clóvis. Repentinamente uma tempestade horrorizante apareceu e dispersou os dois exércitos que estavam a ponto de entrar em batalha; Assim, ainda segundo o cronista, o santo respondeu às preces da mãe aflita. Rica em virtudes e boas ações, após uma viuvez de trinta e quatro anos, durante os quais ela viveu mais como religiosa que como rainha, ela morreu e foi sepultada em Paris, na igreja dos apóstolos, ao lado de seu marido e filhos.

-------------------- died 545 or 548?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clotilde -------------------- Saint Clotilde (475 – 545), also known as Clotilda or simply Clotild, was the daughter of Chilperic II of Burgundy and Caretena, and wife of the Frankish king Clovis I. Venerated as a Saint by Roman Catholics, she was instrumental to her husband's famous conversion to Christianity and, in her later years, was known for her almsgiving and penitential works of mercy.

On the death of Gundioc, king of the Burgundians, in 473, his sons Gundobad, Godegisel and Chilperic divided his heritage between them; Chilperic apparently reigning at Lyon, Gundobald at Vienne and Godegesil at Geneva.

According to Gregory of Tours, Chilperic was slain by Gundobad, his wife drowned, and of his two daughters, Chrona took the veil and Clotilde was exiled. This account, however, seems to have been a later invention, since an epitaph discovered at Lyons speaks of a Burgundian queen who died in 506. This was most probably the mother of Clotilde.

In 493 Clotilde married Clovis, King of the Franks, who had just conquered northern Gaul. She was brought up in the Catholic faith and did not rest until her husband had abjured paganism and embraced the Catholic faith (according to Gregory of Tours' Historia Francorum [History of the Franks]) in the middle of battle with the Alemanni in 496. He officially converted the same year. With him she built at Paris the Church of the Holy Apostles, afterwards known as Sainte Geneviève. After the death of Clovis I, in 511, she retired to the abbey of St Martin at Tours.

In 523 she incited her sons against her cousin Sigismund, the son of Gundobad and provoked the Burgundian war. In the following year she tried in vain to protect the rights of her grandsons, the children of Clodomer, against the claims of her sons Childebert I and Clotaire I, and was equally unsuccessful in her efforts to prevent the civil discords between her children. She died in 544 or 545, and was buried at her husband's side in the church of the Holy Apostles. -------------------- Depiction: A miniature showing Saint Clotilde's devotion to Saint Martin, 14th century.

Born 475, Lyon, France Died 545, Tours, France Canonized Pre-Congregation Feast June 3 Patronage brides, adopted children, parents, exiles, widows

In 493 Clotilde married Clovis, King of the Franks

aint Clotilde (475 – 545), also known as Clotilda or simply Clotild, was the daughter of Chilperic II of Burgundy and Caretena, and wife of the Frankish king Clovis I. Venerated as a Saint by Roman Catholics, she was instrumental to her husband's famous conversion to Christianity and, in her later years, was known for her almsgiving and penitential works of mercy. -------------------- ID: I5478Cl45a Name: Clotilda Burgundian, the Given Name: Clotilda Surname: Burgundian,the Sex: F Death: ?0545A Jun 03 in Tours (France) Note: VERSIONS OF HER NAME: - Clotilda [Gregory0594] [Wagner1975] - Chrotechilde of BURGUNDY [wGx/Bacher] - Clothilde [wCharlemagne] - SOURCES: - EB1986 "Clotilda, Saint" - Pittman1970 "Manson-Moore" - Wagner1975 "Burgundians, Visigoths, Franks and Lombards":ped#27:p#186 - Gregory0594 - wCharlemagne - wGx/Bacher - wGx/JaSt - PKD RUO-5478Cl45a 2004Ja04 Copyright (c) 2009 Paul K Davis [paulkdavis@earthlink.net] Fremont CA

Father: Chilperic Burgundians,king-of-the Mother: Caretene -

Marriage 1 Clovis "Magnus" Merovingian , I b: 0466A? Children

-1. Clodomir Merovingian b: abt 0496A
-2. Chlotar Merovingian , I b: abt 0497A
-3. Childebert Merovingian , I
-4. Clotilda Merovingian , II
-5. Ingomer Merovingian

Forrás / Source: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pkd&id=I5478Cl45a -------------------- ID: I5478Cl45a Name: Clotilda Burgundian,the Given Name: Clotilda Surname: Burgundian,the Sex: F Death: ?0545A Jun 03 in Tours (France) Note: VERSIONS OF HER NAME: - Clotilda [Gregory0594] [Wagner1975] - Chrotechilde of BURGUNDY [wGx/Bacher] - Clothilde [wCharlemagne] - SOURCES: - EB1986 "Clotilda, Saint" - Pittman1970 "Manson-Moore" - Wagner1975 "Burgundians, Visigoths, Franks and Lombards":ped#27:p#186 - Gregory0594 - wCharlemagne - wGx/Bacher - wGx/JaSt - PKD RUO-5478Cl45a 2004Ja04 Copyright (c) 2009 Paul K Davis [paulkdavis@earthlink.net] Fremont CA

Father: Chilperic Burgundians,king-of-the Mother: Caretene -

Marriage 1 Clovis "Magnus" Merovingian , I b: 0466A? Children

-1. Clodomir Merovingian b: abt 0496A
-2. Chlotar Merovingian , I b: abt 0497A
-3. Childebert Merovingian , I
-4. Clotilda Merovingian , II
-5. Ingomer Merovingian

Forrás / Source: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pkd&id=I5478Cl45a -------------------- St. Clotilde (c. 474- 548) and her husband King Clovis (c. 466-511) founded the Merovingian dynasty, which ruled the Franks for over 200 years. They were married in 492 or 493, and she converted him to Christianity in 496.

When Clovis died, Clotilde retired to Tours. Her sons' quarrels caused her great sorrow. She died at the tomb of St. Martin of Tours and was buried in Sainte-Genevieve in Paris, a church that she and Clovis founded. St. Clotilde at prayer was a popular theme in Medieval art. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clotilde -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clotilde -------------------- http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=myfamtree&id=I01380

Clothilde (Clotilda) of Burgundy (afterwards Saint Clothilde), born 475, died at Tours in 545, "the girl of the French Vineyards". She was the daughter of Gondebaud (Chilperic II.?), King of Burgundy. She was Arian by religion, but with strong Roman Catholic tendencies. This marriage was of primary importance, as the real shape of France dated from it. It was she who led her husband to abandon his old beliefs and embrace Christianity. He was baptized in the 15th year of his reign at Rheims on Christmas Day in 496, with 3, 000 of his followers. When Clovis first heard the story of Christ's crucifixion, he was so moved that he cried, "If I had been there with my valiant Franks, I would have avenged Him." Henceforth the Church played a decisive role in the history of the kings of France. -------------------- Catholic Saint -------------------- Ste. Clothilde was influential in the conversion of her husband, Clovis I to Christianity. Therefore, she played an important role in the spreading of Christianity throughout the Western World! -------------------- Converted her husband from Arian Christianity to Roman Catholicism.She was a Burgundian Gothic princess. She was exiled by her uncle, Gundobad, after he murdered her parents. She found protection with her other uncle, Godegisel. When King Clovis asked for her hand in marriage, Gundobad could not refuse. Clovis and Godegisel fought Gundobad in a Civil War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clotilde -------------------- Rotilde van Bourgondie -------------------- Saint Clotilde also known as Clothilde, Clotilda, Clotild, Rotilde or Chroctechildis

Born: 475 Died: 545

Father: King Chilperic II of Burgundy Mother: Caretena Spouse: Merovingian Clovis, King of the Franks Issue: Ingomer Chlodomer Childebert I Chlothar I Clotilde

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

Saint Clotilde, also known as Clothilde, Clotilda, Clotild, Rotilde or Chroctechildis, was the second wife of the Frankish king Clovis I. Venerated as a Saint by the Catholic Church, she was instrumental to her husband's famous conversion to Christianity and, in her later years, was known for her almsgiving and penitential works of mercy. Clotilde was born at the Burgundian court of Lyon the daughter of King Chilperic II of Burgundy and his wife Caretena. Upon the death of Chilperic's father King Gondioc in 473, he and his brothers Gundobad and Godegisel had divided their heritage; Chilperic II apparently reigning at Lyon, Gundobald at Vienne and Godegesil at Geneva. According to Gregory of Tours (538–594), Chilperic II was slain by his brother Gundobad in 493, his wife drowned with a stone hung around her neck, and of his two daughters, Chrona took the veil and Clotilde was exiled. This account, however, seems to have been a later invention, since an epitaph discovered at Lyon speaks of a Burgundian queen Caretena who died in 506. This was most probably the mother of Clotilde.

Clotilde and her sons, Grandes Chroniques de Saint-Denis In 493 Clotilde married the Merovingian Clovis, King of the Franks, who had just conquered northern Gaul. The marriage produced the following children: Ingomer, died young Chlodomer (495–524), King of the Franks at Orléans from 511 Childebert I (496–558), King of the Franks at Paris from 511 Chlothar I (497–561), King of the Franks at Soissons from 511, King of all Franks from 558 Clotilde (died 531), married Amalaric, King of the Visigoths Clotilde was brought up in the Catholic faith and did not rest until her husband had abjured paganism and embraced the Catholic faith (according to Gregory of Tours' Historia Francorum [History of the Franks]) in the middle of battle with the Alemanni at Tolbiac in 496. He officially converted the same year, baptised by Bishop Remigius of Reims. With him she built at Paris the Church of the Holy Apostles, afterwards known as the Abbey of St Genevieve. After Clovis' death in 511, she retired to the Abbey of St. Martin at Tours. In 523 Clotilde finally took revenge for the murder of her father, when she incited her sons against her cousin King Sigismund of Burgundy, the son of Gundobad, and provoked the Burgundian War, which led to Sigismund's deposition, imprisonment and his assassination in the following year. In turn, her eldest son, Chlodomer was killed during the following Burgundian campaign under Sigismund's successor King Godomar at the Battle of Vézeronce. Clotilde tried in vain to protect the rights of her three grandsons, the children of Chlodomer, against the claims of her surviving sons Childebert and Clothar. Chlotar had two of them killed, while only Clodoald (Cloud) managed to escape and later chose an ecclesiastical career. She was equally unsuccessful in her efforts to prevent the civil discords between her children. Clotilde died in 544 or 545 at Tours; she was buried at her husband's side, in the Church of the Holy Apostles (Abbey of St Genevieve). -------------------- Saint Clotilde (475 – 545), also known as Clotilda or simply Clotild, was the daughter of Chilperic II of Burgundy and Caretena, and wife of the Frankish king Clovis I. Venerated as a saint, she was instrumental to her husband's famous conversion to Catholic Christianity and, in her later years, was known for her almsgiving and penitential works of mercy.

On the death of Gundioc, king of the Burgundians, in 473, his sons Gundobad, Godegisel and Chilperic divided his heritage between them; Chilperic apparently reigning at Lyon, Gundobald at Vienne and Godegesil at Geneva.

According to Gregory of Tours, Chilperic was slain by Gundobad, his wife drowned, and of his two daughters, Chrona took the veil and Clotilde was exiled. This account, however, seems to have been a later invention, since an epitaph discovered at Lyons speaks of a Burgundian queen who died in 506. This was most probably the mother of Clotilde.

In 493 Clotilde married Clovis, King of the Franks, who had just conquered northern Gaul. She was brought up in the Catholic faith and did not rest until her husband had abjured paganism and embraced the Catholic faith in 496. With him she built at Paris the church of the Holy Apostles, afterwards known as Sainte Geneviève. After the death of Clovis in 511 she retired to the abbey of St Martin at Tours.

In 523 she incited her sons against her cousin Sigismund, the son of Gundobad and provoked the Burgundian war. In the following year she tried in vain to protect the rights of her grandsons, the children of Clodomer, against the claims of her sons Childebert I and Clotaire I, and was equally unsuccessful in her efforts to prevent the civil discords between her children. She died in 544 or 545, and was buried at her husband's side in the church of the Holy Apostles. -------------------- Saint Clotilde (475 – 545), also known as Clotilda or simply Clotild, was the daughter of Chilperic II of Burgundy and Caretena, and wife of the Frankish king Clovis I. Venerated as a saint, she was instrumental to her husband's famous conversion to Catholic Christianity and, in her later years, was known for her almsgiving and penitential works of mercy.

On the death of Gundioc, king of the Burgundians, in 473, his sons Gundobad, Godegisel and Chilperic divided his heritage between them; Chilperic apparently reigning at Lyon, Gundobald at Vienne and Godegesil at Geneva.

According to Gregory of Tours, Chilperic was slain by Gundobad, his wife drowned, and of his two daughters, Chrona took the veil and Clotilde was exiled. This account, however, seems to have been a later invention, since an epitaph discovered at Lyons speaks of a Burgundian queen who died in 506. This was most probably the mother of Clotilde.

In 493 Clotilde married Clovis, King of the Franks, who had just conquered northern Gaul. She was brought up in the Catholic faith and did not rest until her husband had abjured paganism and embraced the Catholic faith in 496. With him she built at Paris the church of the Holy Apostles, afterwards known as Sainte Geneviève. After the death of Clovis in 511 she retired to the abbey of St Martin at Tours.

In 523 she incited her sons against her cousin Sigismund, the son of Gundobad and provoked the Burgundian war. In the following year she tried in vain to protect the rights of her grandsons, the children of Clodomer, against the claims of her sons Childebert I and Clotaire I, and was equally unsuccessful in her efforts to prevent the civil discords between her children. She died in 544 or 545, and was buried at her husband's side in the church of the Holy Apostles. -------------------- Saint Clotilde

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clotilde -------------------- Sources:

1. The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Part III Sergeant Jacob, Date of Import: Aug 7, 2000.

2. Ancestry of Richard Plantagenet & Cecily de Neville, chart 1780d 545.

3. Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on, Clovis I. -------------------- Saint Clotilda

d. June 3, c. 545, Tours, Fr.; feast day June 3

also spelled CLOTILDE, CHLOTHILDE, CHLOTILDE, CHRODECHILDE, CHRODIGILD,OR CHROTECHILDIS, queen consort of Clovis I, king of the Franks, in whose momentous conversion to Christianity she played a notable part.

Clotilda was the granddaughter of Gundioc, king of Burgundy, who was related to the Visigothic kings and shared their Arian Christian faith. At Gundioc's death his kingdom was divided between his four sons, Gundobad, Godegesil, Chilperic, and Gundomar. Clotilda's father Chilperic and her mother were murdered by Gundobad, and Clotilda and her sister took refuge with Godegesil in Geneva. Clovis, hearing good reports of Clotilda, obtained Gundobad's permission for their marriage in 493. She bore him four sons, Ingomer and the future kings Clodomir, Childebert I, and Chlotar I.

Clotilda was tireless in urging her husband to renounce his idols and acknowledge the true God; his final decision (498?) was made to honour a vow taken during a battle against the Alemanni. After Clovis' death(511), she retired to Tours and became famous for her sanctity of life, generosity to the church, and charity work. She was buried beside Clovis in the church, now Sainte-Geneviève, that they had co-founded in Paris.

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BIOGRAPHY: d. June 3, c. 545, Tours, Fr.; feast day June 3

also spelled CLOTILDE, CHLOTHILDE, CHLOTILDE, CHRODECHILDE, CHRODIGILD, OR CHROTECHILDIS, queen consort of Clovis I, king of the Franks, in whose momentous conversion to Christianity she played a notable part.

Clotilda was the granddaughter of Gundioc, king of Burgundy, who was related to the Visigothic kings and shared their Arian Christian faith. At Gundioc's death his kingdom was divided between his four sons, Gundobad, Godegesil, Chilperic, and Gundomar. Clotilda's father Chilperic and her mother were murdered by Gundobad, and Clotilda and her sister took refuge with Godegesil in Geneva. Clovis, hearing good reports of Clotilda, obtained Gundobad's permission for their marriage in 493. She bore him four sons, Ingomer and the future kings Clodomir, Childebert I, and Chlotar I.

Clotilda was tireless in urging her husband to renounce his idols and acknowledge the true God; his final decision (498?) was made to honour a vow taken during a battle against the Alemanni. After Clovis' death (511), she retired to Tours and became famous for her sanctity of life, generosity to the church, and charity work. She was buried beside Clovis in the church, now Sainte-Geneviève, that they had cofounded in Paris.

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Stories: Clovis asked and obtained her hand in marriage from her uncle Godegisil. -------------------- Saint Clotilda

d. June 3, c. 545, Tours, Fr.; feast day June 3

also spelled CLOTILDE, CHLOTHILDE, CHLOTILDE, CHRODECHILDE, CHRODIGILD,OR CHROTECHILDIS, queen consort of Clovis I, king of the Franks, in whose momentous conversion to Christianity she played a notable part.

Clotilda was the granddaughter of Gundioc, king of Burgundy, who was related to the Visigothic kings and shared their Arian Christian faith. At Gundioc's death his kingdom was divided between his four sons, Gundobad, Godegesil, Chilperic, and Gundomar. Clotilda's father Chilperic and her mother were murdered by Gundobad, and Clotilda and her sister took refuge with Godegesil in Geneva. Clovis, hearing good reports of Clotilda, obtained Gundobad's permission for their marriage in 493. She bore him four sons, Ingomer and the future kings Clodomir, Childebert I, and Chlotar I.

Clotilda was tireless in urging her husband to renounce his idols and acknowledge the true God; his final decision (498?) was made to honour a vow taken during a battle against the Alemanni. After Clovis' death(511), she retired to Tours and became famous for her sanctity of life, generosity to the church, and charity work. She was buried beside Clovis in the church, now Sainte-Geneviève, that they had co-founded in Paris.

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BIOGRAPHY: d. June 3, c. 545, Tours, Fr.; feast day June 3

also spelled CLOTILDE, CHLOTHILDE, CHLOTILDE, CHRODECHILDE, CHRODIGILD, OR CHROTECHILDIS, queen consort of Clovis I, king of the Franks, in whose momentous conversion to Christianity she played a notable part.

Clotilda was the granddaughter of Gundioc, king of Burgundy, who was related to the Visigothic kings and shared their Arian Christian faith. At Gundioc's death his kingdom was divided between his four sons, Gundobad, Godegesil, Chilperic, and Gundomar. Clotilda's father Chilperic and her mother were murdered by Gundobad, and Clotilda and her sister took refuge with Godegesil in Geneva. Clovis, hearing good reports of Clotilda, obtained Gundobad's permission for their marriage in 493. She bore him four sons, Ingomer and the future kings Clodomir, Childebert I, and Chlotar I.

Clotilda was tireless in urging her husband to renounce his idols and acknowledge the true God; his final decision (498?) was made to honour a vow taken during a battle against the Alemanni. After Clovis' death (511), she retired to Tours and became famous for her sanctity of life, generosity to the church, and charity work. She was buried beside Clovis in the church, now Sainte-Geneviève, that they had cofounded in Paris.

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Stories: Clovis asked and obtained her hand in marriage from her uncle Godegisil -------------------- Retired to a monastery about 125 miles southwest of Paris. She occupied herself in religious works & was eventually sainted.

Sources:

The book, 'Kings & Queens of Europe'

The book, 'The Dark Ages'

Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia -------------------- Miedislaus King of the Hasdingii Vandals was born ABT 0445 in Bourgogne, France , and died 0493.

Radagaisis King of the Hasdingii Vandals m. CELLA  

Gondeguslus Corisco King of Hasdingii Vandals m. FLORA (Gibica King East of Rhine -> Godomar King East of Rhine )

Godigiselus King of the Vandals m. ELIAS ,

Gunderic King of Burgundy   

Chilperic King of Burgundy

   
St. Clotilde de Bourgogne Queen of Franks was born ABT 0475 in Bourgogne, France , and died 3 Jun 0548 in Tours, France . 
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Another has the ancestry as: has the ancestry as:

1. Gibica of Burgundy-3680. Gjúki (also Gebicca, Gifica, Gibica, Gebicar, Gibicho or Gippich) was the King of the Burgundians in the late 4th century until his death in or around 407. He was the father of Gundomar I, Giselher, and Gunther.

He is mentioned in Widsith as Gifica and as Gjúki in the eddic poem Atlakviða, where he was the father of Gunnar (see Gunther). As one of the earliest kings of the Nibelungs, the clan is called the Gjúkungar.

In the Prose Edda, Snorri Sturluson says that Gjúki was the father of sons Gunnar and Hogni and a daughter Gudrun. Gotthorm (slayer of Sigurd) is his stepson from his wife Grimhild's previous marriage.

The Prose Edda mentions Gudny, a second daughter of Gjúki and Grimhild. In the Gudrunarkvida, this second daughter is named Gullrond.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibica He had the following children:

2. King of Burgundy Godomar / Gundomar I-2854 (Gibica of Burgundy).

Godomar married (MRIN:309) Krimhild of Burgundy-2948. Gundomar I (also Gundimar, Godomar, or Godemar) was eldest son and successor of Gebicca, King of the Burgundians. He succeeded his father in 406 or 407 and reigned until 411. He was succeeded by his brother Giselher.

In the Nibelungenlied, he is named Gernot and he is the brother of Gunther and Giselher.

In Norse mythology, he is called Guthormr, and he was the murderer of Sigurd (Sigfried), the dragon slayer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gundomar

3. Giolahaire de Burgundy-3743 (Godomar / Gundomar I, Gibica of Burgundy).

4. Gundicaire King of Burgundy-1023 (Giolahaire de Burgundy, Godomar / Gundomar I, Gibica of Burgundy).

Gundicaire married (MRIN:38) Hrothildis von Westgoten / Hrothildis of the West Goths-3351, daughter of King of the West Goths Atanarich-3022 (MRIN:319).

5. Gundachar (Gundioc) King of Burgundy-2993 (Gundicaire King of Burgundy, Giolahaire de Burgundy, Godomar / Gundomar I, Gibica of Burgundy).Gundachar married (MRIN:322) Cartamene Walia-2833.

6 Chilperic II of Burgundy-3128 (Gundachar (Gundioc) King of Burgundy, Gundicaire King of Burgundy, Giolahaire de Burgundy, Godomar / Gundomar I, Gibica of Burgundy).

7 Clothilda of Burgundy / St. Clotilde de Bourgogne Queen of Franks-2878. Birth 475, Bourgogne, France Death 3 Jun 548, Tours, Ingre-et-Loire, France married (MRIN:464) King of Franks Clovis Moerving (The Great) I-3099, son of Childeric I Mervoing King of Salic Franks-3682 and Basina von Thuringia,-3615 (MRIN:518).


Clothida is known in history as "the girl of the French Vineyards." When Clovis died, she retired to a monastery at -------------------- Saint Clotilde, also known as Clotilda or simply Clotild, was the daughter of Chilperic II of Burgundy and Caretena, and wife of the Frankish king Clovis I. Venerated as a Saint by Roman Catholics, she was instrumental to her husband's famous conversion to Christianity and, in her later years, was known for her alms giving and penitential works of mercy.

On the death of Gundioc, king of the Burgundians, in 473, his sons Gundobad, Godegisel and Chilperic divided his heritage between them; Chilperic apparently reigning at Lyon, Gundobald at Vienne and Godegesil at Geneva.

According to Gregory of Tours, Chilperic was slain by Gundobad, his wife drowned, and of his two daughters, Chrona took the veil and Clotilde was exiled. This account, however, seems to have been a later invention, since an epitaph discovered at Lyons speaks of a Burgundian queen who died in 506. This was most probably the mother of Clotilde.

In 493 Clotilde married Clovis, King of the Franks, who had just conquered northern Gaul. She was brought up in the Catholic faith and did not rest until her husband had abjured paganism and embraced the Catholic faith in 496. With him she built at Paris the church of the Holy Apostles, afterward known as Sainte Geneviève. After the death of Clovis in 511, she retired to the abbey of St Martin at Tours.

In 523 she incited her sons against her cousin Sigismund, the son of Gundobad and provoked the Burgundian war. In the following year she tried in vain to protect the rights of her grandsons, the children of Clodomer, against the claims of her sons Childebert I and Clotaire I, and was equally unsuccessful in her efforts to prevent the civil discords between her children. All this, in spite of her being a saint!

She died in 544 or 545, and was buried at her husband's side in the church of the Holy Apostles.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clotilde for more information. -------------------- Frankish queen. She converted her husband, Clovis I, to Christianity and built with him in Paris the Church of the Apostles Peter and Paul, later renamed (10th cent.) Sainte-Geneviève. After her husband's death she spent her life caring for the poor. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clotilde -------------------- Frankish queen. She converted her husband, Clovis I, to Christianity and built with him in Paris the Church of the Apostles Peter and Paul, later renamed (10th cent.) Sainte-Geneviève. After her husband’s death she spent her life caring for the poor. Feast: June 3.

  1. Note: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001.
states d. 545, 

-------------------- King Clovis and Queen Clotilda

Clovis conquered most of Gaul, ruthlessly murdering relatives who stood in his way, and united the Franks under his rule. He made Paris the capital of his empire, setting the stage for the future French monarchy. In fact, France is named after the Franks.

In 492 or 493 Clovis married a princess named Clotilda, the niece of King Gundobad of Burgundy. Like most of the Franks, Clotilda was a Catholic. Clovis allowed her to have their children baptized, but she was unable to convert her pagan husband.

Then, in 496, during a ferocious battle with another Germanic tribe, the Alemanni, Clovis prayed to Clotilda's god, promising to convert to Catholicism if he won. He did win and, according to traditional accounts, was baptized on Christmas Day along with 3,000 of his soldiers, and became a champion of Catholicism. (However, some experts believe Clovis's baptism took place later in his life.)

After her husband's death in 511, Queen Clotilda spent her life caring for the poor. She is remembered as a Catholic saint, and her feast is traditionally celebrated on June 3.

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clotilde -------------------- Sainte Clotilde -------------------- Clothilde [A.D. 545] was the wife of Clovis, the King of the Salian Franks. She is credited with her husband's conversion to Christianity as well as with the founding of the Church of the Apostles Peter and Paul in Paris. In her later years, Clothilde, widowed, moved to Tours and spent her time ministering to the poor and suffering.

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

Saint Clotilde (475 – 545), also known as Chroctechildis, Rotilde, Clotilda or simply Clotild, was the daughter of Chilperic II of Burgundy and Caretena, and wife of the Frankish king Clovis I. Venerated as a Saint by Roman Catholics, she was instrumental to her husband's famous conversion to Christianity and, in her later years, was known for her almsgiving and penitential works of mercy.

On the death of Gundioc, king of the Burgundians, in 473, his sons Gundobad, Godegisel and Chilperic divided his heritage between them; Chilperic apparently reigning at Lyon, Gundobald at Vienne and Godegesil at Geneva.

According to Gregory of Tours, Chilperic was slain by Gundobad, his wife drowned, and of his two daughters, Chrona took the veil and Clotilde was exiled. This account, however, seems to have been a later invention, since an epitaph discovered at Lyons speaks of a Burgundian queen who died in 506. This was most probably the mother of Clotilde.

In 493 Clotilde married Clovis, King of the Franks, who had just conquered northern Gaul. She was brought up in the Catholic faith and did not rest until her husband had abjured paganism and embraced the Catholic faith (according to Gregory of Tours' Historia Francorum [History of the Franks]) in the middle of battle with the Alemanni in 496. He officially converted the same year. With him she built at Paris the Church of the Holy Apostles, afterwards known as Sainte Geneviève. After the death of Clovis I, in 511, she retired to the abbey of St Martin at Tours.

In 523 she incited her sons against her cousin Sigismund, the son of Gundobad and provoked the Burgundian war. In the following year she tried in vain to protect the rights of her grandsons, the children of Clodomer, against the claims of her sons Childebert I and Clotaire I, and was equally unsuccessful in her efforts to prevent the civil discords between her children. She died in 544 or 545, and was buried at her husband's side in the church of the Holy Apostles.

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St. Clotilda was Queen of France, daughter of King Chilperic, and wife of King Clovis. It was due to her prayers that France received the gift of the Catholic Faith. She was glorified by an outstanding spiritual motherhood, because on a Christmas Eve, from the baptismal fountain of Rheims, was born the primogenital nation of the Church.

The violent death of her father Chilperic, dethroned by a fratricidal usurper; the sight of her brothers massacred, and of her mother drowned in the Rhone; her long captivity in the Arian court of the murderer who brought heresy with him to the throne of the Burgundians, developed in her the heroism that was to make this niece of Gondebaud become the mother of the whole nation to Christ.

Comments of Prof. Plinio:

This selection is not very clear. Let me try to straighten up the historical facts.

St. Clotilda was the daughter of the Burgundian King Chilperic. Her father was Catholic and his brother, her uncle Gondebaud, was Arian. Arianism was a terrible heresy that infested the Church for several centuries. Her Arian uncle killed her father along with great part of her family. Her mother was drowned in the Rhone River, her brothers massacred, etc. I have never read why the uncle did not kill St. Clotilda also. But he took her to his castle and kept her as a second-class princess - half-free, half-prisoner.

Clovis was the King of the Franks and neighbor of the Burgundians. He realized that the murdered father of Clotilda still had many Catholic supporters and was planning to further divide the Burgundian kingdom to make it easier to be conquered. Toward this end, he asked Clotilda to marry him. It is hard to understand why the king accepted, given the political inconvenience that could come from the union, but he did.

Before they married, however, St. Clotilda received from Clovis his promise to respect her Catholic faith. So St. Clotilda accepted, and with this she escaped her uncle’s captivity and the Arian atmosphere of his court. She became the queen of a barbarian and pagan nation. She continued to practice her faith, and Clovis was influenced by her example.

When he was in a very difficult military situation, on the point of losing the battle of Tolbiac against the Alamanni barbarians in the year 496, he made a promise to “the God of Clotilda.” He promised that if God would help to win that battle, he would convert to the Catholic Faith. God helped him and he won; afterwards he converted.

At the time St. Remigius was Bishop of Rheims and exercised great influence over St. Clotilda. He prepared Clovis for Baptism. On the Christmas Eve of 496 the barbarian was baptized by the Saint in the Cathedral of Rheims.

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A good tradition affirms that at the moment of the Baptism of Clovis, a dove came from Heaven carrying in its beak an ampulla with sacred oil that St. Remigius used to consecrate him as the first King of France. Thenceforth the same oil was used to consecrate all the Kings of France in their coronation ceremony. This tradition was maintained until the coronation of Louis XVI. During the French Revolution the ampulla with the oil disappeared.

On that same Christmas day the most important chiefs of the Frank people converted along with Clovis. It was the first nation as such that converted to the Catholic Faith.

It is said that on the day of the Baptism of the Franks, an Angel brought St. Clotilda the new banner of the Franks. Before, the banner had three frogs on it; now it had three fleurs-de-lis. Christmas 496 is considered in History the milestone that marks the beginning of the Middle Ages. Therefore, St. Clotilda had this very beautiful vocation. -------------------- http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/122296/Saint-Clotilda

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clotilde -------------------- CLOTILDE, SANTA CLOTILDE, falecida em 03/06/545. Seu corpo acha-se enterrado na Igreja de Santa Genoveva, em Paris.

CLOTILDE, Rainha dos Francos, tornou-se a SANTA CLOTILDE, da Igreja Católica Apostólica Romana, que celebra sua festa em 03 DE JUNHO. Filha do REI DE VIENA, CHILDÉRIO, assassinado por Gondebard. CLOTILDE, segundo a escrita, era de uma beleza muito grande, e casou-se com CLÓVIS I, Rei dos Sálicos, Franco, em 493. Seu primeiro filho morre logo após ter sido batizado, tendo Clóvis I atribuído essa morte ao batismo e por isso se encolerizou. Clotilde com suas orações e fé em Deus, conseguiu abrandar o coração do marido e este permitiu que o segundo filho fosse também batizado. Este filho ficou doente após o batismo e somente às orações de Clotilde é que conseguiu de Deus a restituição de sua saúde.

Clóvis I prometeu por várias vezes à esposa abraçar o cristianismo, mas sempre postergava sua promessa e quando Clóvis I partiu para a guerra dos Francos contra os Germanos, Clotilde lhe disse:

- “Não ponhas tua confiança nos teus deuses que nenhum poder tem, mas no Deus Todo-Poderoso dos Cristãos”.

Na batalha de Tolbiac, os Francos cediam terreno em completa desordem e o colapso era iminente, com a prisão de Clóvis I e todo o seu estado-maior, nesse momento, Clóvis I lembrou-se do conselho de sua esposa e invocou o Deus de Clotilde:

“Dá-me a vitória e serás meu Deus!”

As operações tomaram repentinamente um sentido vantajoso para os Francos que se organizaram e venceram e ao chegar em Reims, França, Clóvis I recebeu o batismo das mãos de São Remígio em 496, sendo acompanhado por toda a Nação Francesa. Clóvis I faleceu em 551 e a Rainha Clotilde para não assistir às lutas fratricidas de seus filhos: Clotário; CLOTILDE, Rainha Católica da Espanha; Childerico e Clodomir, recolheu-se ao convento. Era amiga e admiradora de Santa Genoveva. Reparou a Igreja dos Doze Apóstolos, mais tarde chamada de São Pedro, em Rouen, França, e erigiu em Andelys, França, onde possuía um terreno, uma Capela que se tornou célebre pela sua beleza e ainda lançou os fundamentos do Mosteiro de Chelles.

Conhecendo o dia de sua morte, chamou os filhos e após várias admoestações, obteve deles, a reconciliação, vindo a falecer em 03/06/545, achando-se o seu corpo enterrado na Igreja de Santa Genoveva, em Paris.

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clotilde

Saint Clotilde (475–545), also known as Clothilde, Clotilda, Clotild, Rotilde or Chroctechildis, was the second wife of the Frankish king Clovis I. Venerated as a Saint by the Catholic Church, she was instrumental to her husband's famous conversion to Christianity and, in her later years, was known for her almsgiving and penitential works of mercy.

the following children:

Ingomer, died young Chlodomer (495–524), King of the Franks at Orléans from 511 Childebert I (496–558), King of the Franks at Paris from 511 Chlothar I (497–561), King of the Franks at Soissons from 511, King of all Franks from 558 Clotilde (died 531), married Amalaric, King of the Visigoths

http://www.glenn-cook.com/Family%20Data/8%20Feb%202007/5938.htm -------------------- Birth: abt 0475 Bourgogne, France

Death: 3 Jun 0548 Tourns, Indre-et-Loire, Touraine, France

Burial: Basilica of the Holy Apostles Church, St Genevieve, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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Saint Clotilde of Burgundy's Timeline

470
470
Royaume de Bourgogne (within present France)
493
493
Age 23
Rheims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France
494
494
Age 24
Rheims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France
495
495
Age 25
496
496
Age 26
Cologne, Koln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
501
501
Age 31
Soissons, (Present département de l'Aisne), Neustria (Present région Picardie), Frankish Kingdom (Present France)
502
502
Age 32
511
511
Age 41
retired to the abbey of St Martin at Tours
545
545
Age 75
Paris, Region Ile-de-France, France
548
June 3, 548
Age 78
Tours, (Present Department Puy-de-Dome), Neustrie (within present Region Auvergne), Frankish Kingdom (Present France)