Charibert II, King of Aquitaine

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Charibert de Neustria, roi d'Aquitaine

Spanish: Rey de Aquitania (629-632) Caribero II de Neustria, roi d'Aquitaine
Birthdate: (24)
Birthplace: Metz, (Present Lorraine), Austrasia (Present eastern France), Frankish Empire
Death: April 08, 632 (20-28)
St-Romain, (Present Gironde), Aquitaine (Present France), Frankish Empire
Immediate Family:

Son of Chlothar II the Young, King of the Franks and Sichilde
Husband of Giselle de Gasconha and Wulfgarde
Father of Chilpéric, King of Aquitaine; Bertrand, King of Aquitaine; Boggis Duke of Aquitaine and Chrodbert I
Brother of Théodard d'Oeren and Oda
Half brother of Emma of Francia; Dagobert I, king of the Franks; Bertha of the Franks and Regentrude Neustrie, van

Occupation: King of Aquitaine (629-632), koning van Aquitanië, Konge af Aquitanien, Roi d'Aquitaine, Deelkoning van Aquitanië 629–632, Gouverneur d'Aquitaine (628-632), koning van Aquitanie
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About Charibert II, King of Aquitaine

Charibert II (c.608–8 April 632), a son of Clotaire II and his second wife Sichilde, was briefly king of Aquitaine from 629 to his death, with his capital at Toulouse.

When his father, Clotaire II, King of the Franks, died in 629, Charibert made a bid for the kingdom of Neustria against his elder half-brother Dagobert I, who had already been king of Austrasia since 623. In the ensuing negotiations, Charibert, a minor, was represented by his uncle Brodulf, the brother of Queen Sichilde. Dagobert had Brodulf killed and ceded the near-independent realm of Aquitaine to Charibert. This agreement was confirmed in 631, when Charibert stood godfather to Dagobert's son Sigebert.

Charibert's realm included Toulouse, Cahors, Agen, Perigueux, and Saintes, to which he added his possessions in Gascony. Charibert was married to Gisela, the heiress of Amand of Gascony. His fighting force subdued the resistance of the Basques, until the whole of the Basque Country was under his control.

In 632, Charibert died at Blaye, Gironde—possibly assassinated on Dagobert's orders—and soon after that Charibert's infant son Chilperic was also killed. Aquitaine passed again to Dagobert. Both Charibert and his son are buried in the early Romanesque Basilica of Saint-Romain at Blaye.

His ancestry is continued elsewhere in this tree.

Charibert II's father was King of all Franks Clothaire Meroving II and his mother was Haldetrude de Bourgogne. His paternal grandparents were Chilperic I Soissons Franks and Fredegunde Franks; his maternal grandparents were Richemeres von Franconia and Garritrude de Hamage. He had a brother and two sisters, named Dagobert I, Bertha and Emma. He was the youngest of the four children.

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Charibert II, King of Aquitaine's Timeline

Metz, (Present Lorraine), Austrasia (Present eastern France), Frankish Empire
Age 17
Age 18
April 8, 632
Age 24
St-Romain, (Present Gironde), Aquitaine (Present France), Frankish Empire
Age 24
Aquitaine, France