Brunulphe of Cambrai

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Also Known As: "Branulphe d'Ardennes"
Birthplace: Marne, Aisne, Picardie, France
Death: Died in Duchy of Champagne, Kingdom of the Franks [Champagne-et-Fontaine, Aquitaine, Dordogne, France]
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Son of Waudbert I, count of Ardennes and Lucille of Pannonia
Husband of Chrotechilde of the Ostrogoths
Father of Frédégonde; Brunulphe II, Comte d'Ardennes, II; Sichilde d Ardennes and Albaric, comte de Hainaut
Brother of Waudbert II, count of Lommois and Ansbert de Brandebourg et Hainaut

Occupation: Comte d'Ardennes [Cambrai], comte du Cambraisis
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About Brunulphe of Cambrai

Chlothar I[1] (c. 497 – 29 November 561), called the Old (le Vieux), King of the Franks, was one of the four sons of Clovis. He was born about 497 in Soissons (now in Aisne département, Picardie, France).


Chlothar's first marriage was to Guntheuc, widow of his own brother Chlodomer, sometime around 524. They had no children. His second marriage, which occurred around 532, was to Radegund, daughter of Bertachar, King of Thuringia, whom he and his brother Theuderic defeated. She was later canonized. They also had no children. His third and most successful marriage was to Ingund, by whom he had five sons and two daughters:

   * Gunthar, predeceased father
   * Childeric, predeceased father
   * Charibert, King of Paris
   * Guntram, King of Burgundy
   * Sigebert, King of Austrasia
   * Chlothsind, married Alboin, King of the Lombards

His next marriage was to a sister of Ingund, Aregund, with whom he had a son, Chilperic, King of Soissons. His last wife was Chunsina (or Chunsine), with whom he had one son, Chram, who became his father's enemy and predeceased him. Chlothar may have married and repudiated Waldrada


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   * Wood, Ian N. (1994). The Merovingian Kingdoms, 450–751. London: Longman, ISBN 0 58221 878 0.
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Brunulphe of Cambrai's Timeline

Marne, Aisne, Picardie, France
Age 40
Age 57
Age 62
Duchy of Champagne, Kingdom of the Franks [Champagne-et-Fontaine, Aquitaine, Dordogne, France]
Age 62