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Theodoric "the Great" des Francs, King of the East Franks

Also Known As: "Theodoric", "Theoderich", "Théodoric", "Theuderic", "Thierry I (~485-533) Merovingian King d'Austrasie", "Thierry - Théodoric d'Austrasie"
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Birthplace: Rheims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France
Death: Died in Metz, 57463, Moselle, Lorraine, France,
Place of Burial: Metz, King of Reims, North Rhine-Westphalia
Immediate Family:

Son of Childéric I, King of the Franks and Basina II of the Thüringians
Husband of Amalaberge of the Franks and Audefleda
Father of Theodora of the East Franks
Brother of Clovis I the Great, King of the Franks; Lantraldis des Francs and Audofledis of the Salian Franks
Half brother of Theodogotho

Occupation: Merovingian king of Metz, Rheims, or Austrasia, Kongeaf Franken, Roi de Reims (511-533), Roi d'Austrasie et d'Auvergne (28 novembre 511), Roi, d'Austrasie, de Reims, d'Auvergne, 511, Koning van Turingen, King of Reims
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About Theodoric "the Great", King of the East Franks

He fought a bitter war with his brother-in-law Hermanfried (or Irminfrid), King of the Thuringians. He achieved victory with the help of the Saxons under Hadugato (Hartwigate). According to Adam of Bremen, there were not enough Franks to occupy all of the territory of the defeated Thuringians, so they turned over a part of part of it, in the east, to their Saxon allies. (Adam of Bremen, 1.4(4)). -------------------- He was King of Austrasia (511). At his father's death in 511, he inherited the newly created kingdom of Austrasia with its capital at Metz. Austrasia was the eastern part of the Merovingian kingdom of the Franks in 6th, 7th and 8th centuries, comprising, in general, parts of eastern France, western Germany, and the Netherlands.

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

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

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ID: I5493Th47a

Name: Theodoric Merovingian , I

Given Name: Theodoric, I

Surname: Merovingian

Sex: M

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VERSIONS OF HIS NAME:

- Theodoric [Wagner1975]

- Theodoric|Theuderic Merovingian ?[EB1986] ?[Thompson1937]

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TITLES:

- #I ?

- k. of the Austrasian Franks

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SOURCES:

- Wagner1975

"Burgundians, Visigoths, Franks and Lombards":pedigree#27:p#186

- EB1986

- Thompson1937

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PKD RU6-5493Th47a 2008Se29

Copyright (c) 2009 Paul K Davis [paulkdavis@earthlink.net] Fremont CA

Father: Clovis "Magnus" Merovingian , I b: 0466A?

Marriage 1 Suavegotta Burgundians,of-the

Children

-1. Theudebert Merovingian , I

Forrás / Source:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pkd&id=I5493Th47a

-------------------- Västgoternas intåg i Spanien. Under kung Vallias (415-419) regering erhöll man landområden runt Tolosa, varifrån de utbredde sitt rike. Theoderik, som föll på de katalanska fälten erövrade landet fram till Loire, och hans söner Theodorik II (453-464) och Eurik (464-484) erövrade under kamp med den sveviske kungen Rekiar hela Spanien med undantag av de nordvästra bergstrakterna. Euriks son, Alarik II (484-507) angreps av frankernas kung Klodvig och stupade i kriget på de Vokladiska fälten 507. Detta kunde slutat med att Spanien intagits av frankerna, men de räddades av östgoternas kung Theoderik den store, men för sin räddning av landet behöll han Provence och landet norr om Pyrenéerna. Theoderik blev också förmyndare för den nye kungen. Under de följande kungarna Theudis och Liovigild fortsatte kampen mot sveverna, tills Liovigild år 585 erövrar svevernas rike helt. Han försökte införa ärftlig tronföljd,och lät prägla mynt. Han hade förföljt katolikerna med stor grymhet, eftersom han representerade den arianska kristna tron. Men hans andre son och efterträdare Rekkared I (586-601) övergick till den katolska läran, och på ett kyrkligt koncilium i Toledo 589 segrade katolikerna. Härmed var det slut på de förbittrade striderna mellan katoliker och arianer. Från det här tillfället romaniserades västgoterna mer och mer, tills deras egna särdrag dog ut, och även det gotiska språket försvann. Kung Rekasvint kunde därför 650 utge en gemensam lag för både romare och goter, i vilken bland annat det gamla förbudet mot äktenskap mellan romare och goter upphävdes. Därmed var assimileringen ett faktum.

Västgoterna byggde flera kyrkor och rester av deras verk finns kvar, och kan bland annat beses i moskéen i Cordoba. På många ställen där det idag står stora katedraler, fanns det förr i tiden västgotiska kyrkor.

-------------------- Theuderic I (c.485 – 533/4) was the Merovingian king of Metz, Rheims, or Austrasia—as it is variously called—from 511 to 533 or 534.

He was the son of Clovis I and one of his earlier wives or concubines. He inherited Metz in 511 at his father's death. In accordance with Salian tradition, the kingdom was divided between Clovis' four surviving sons: Childebert I in Paris, Chlodomer in Orléans, and Clotaire I in Soissons. Early in his reign, he sent his son Theudebert to battle the Scandinavian King Chlochilaich (Hygelac of Beowulf fame) who had invaded his realm. Theudebert defeated and killed Chlochilaich.

Theuderic got involved in the war between the Thuringian King Hermanfrid and Hermanfrid's only living brother: Baderic. In exchange for his help, Theuderic would receive half of the kingdom. Baderic was defeated, but the land promised Theuderic was not given up.

The four sons of Clovis then all fought Sigismund of Burgundy and Godomar, kings of the Burgundians. Godomar fled and Sigismund was taken prisoner by Chlodomer. Theuderic married Sigismund's daughter. Godomar rallied the Burgundian army and won back his kingdom. Chlodomer, aided by Theuderic, defeated Godomar, but died in the fighting at Vézeronce.

Theuderic then, with his brother Clotaire and his son, attacked Thuringia to revenge himself on Hermanfrid. Thuringia was conquered, and Clotaire received Radegund, daughter of King Berthar (Hermanfrid's late brother). After making a treaty with his brother Childebert, Theuderic died in 534. Upon his death the throne of Metz, though seemingly up for grabs, passed unhindered to Theudebert. Theuderic also left a daughter, Theodechild, by his wife Suavegotha, daughter of Sigismund of Burgund

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Rheims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France
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Ravenna, Italy
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Age 82
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