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Emma des Francs

Also Known As: "Emma", "Ymma", "Ymme"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Austrasia, France
Death: Died in Kent, England
Place of Burial: Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Chlothar II the Young, King of the Franks and Haldetrude / Adaltrudis
Wife of Eadbald, King of Kent
Mother of Saint Eanswythe, Abbess of Folkestone; Eorcenberht, King of Kent and Eormenred
Sister of Mérovech de Soissons and Wife of Grimoald
Half sister of Wife of Theodo I (Not Fara); Dagobert I, King of the Franks; Bertha of the Franks and Charibert II, King of Aquitaine

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About Emma des Francs

Ymme, second wife of Eadbald might have been a Frankish princess. She bore him two sons, Eormenred and Eorcenberht, and a daughter, Eanswith.

Her identity is problematic. Eadbald is said to have married a daughter of the Frankish king. She is generally thought to have been the daughter of Clothar II, the sole king of the Franks at the time of their marriage (about 618). However, K. F. Werner argued that she was a daughter of Erchinoald, a Mayor of the Palace, based on the apparent transmission of the 'erchin' name-element among her descendants.

Assuming that she was the daughter of Clothar II, there is no record to identify her mother. Settipani suggests on chronological grounds that she must have been the daughter of Chlothar's first wife, Adaltrudis (La Prehistoire des Capetiens, 98 and n. 382). In contrast, ES makes her the probable daughter of Chlothar but by his second wife, Beretrudis (ES I.1:2).

Finally, there is some question about her given name. The only evidence comes from a forged charter purporting to have been issued by Eadbald.

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Emma des Francs's Timeline

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Austrasia, France
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Age 42
kENT, England
624
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Age 54
Folkestone
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Age 54
Kent, England
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Age 60
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Age 72
Kent, England
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Age 72
Kent, England
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