Chilpéric II, king of the Burgundians

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Chilpéric

Dutch: Chilperich II, Koning der Bourgondiërs
Also Known As: "Chilpéric", "roi des Burgondes"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bourgogne, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death: Died
Cause of death: Murdered, along with his wife, by brother Gundobad
Immediate Family:

Son of Gundioc / Gunderic, King of the Burgundians; Gundioc de Bourgogne and Sister of Ricimer
Husband of Carétène or Agrippina de Burgondie
Father of Saint Clotilde of Burgundy; Chroma of the Burgundians; Rodequilda de Borgoña; Ingoberge Paris and Théodora of Burgondie
Brother of Kriemhild, Queen of the Huns (Fictitious Person); Godegisel, king of the Burgundians; Menia of the Burgundians; Gundomar III, King of the Burgundians; Gundobad, King of the Burgundians and 1 other

Occupation: Tétrarque, Roi des Burgondes (6e, 463-492), roi des Burgondes à Genève, King, king of the Burgundisns, King of Burgundy, koning van Bourgondie
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About Chilpéric II, king of the Burgundians

The Burgundians proclaimed an independent kingdom of Burgundy with its capital at Lyons soon after 476. The kingdom included all of what is now southwestern France and most of Switzerland. Chilpéric and his wife were murdered by his brother Gondebad.

There is some confusion around the names and ancestries of Chilperic's wife or wives.

  • FMG assumes he had only one wife: The name of Chilperich´s wife is not known. Gregory of Tours records that Chilperich's wife was drowned by her brother-in-law King Gundobad, after he tied a stone around her neck. The Liber Historiæ Francorum records the same event.
  • Wagner gives only one wife, whom he calls Caratene (died 506), no ancestry given. She was the mother of St. Clotilda, wife of Clovis I. Some Geni contributors say she was a daughter of Gundicar.
  • Some Geni contributors, on unknown authority show a second wife, Agrippina, said to have been a sister of Ricimer, not a daughter. However, Wagner says Chilperich was a son of an unnamed sister of Ricimir.

Sources

  • Chilperich 473-486 at Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, visited Aug. 20, 2013.
  • Sir Anthony Wagner, Pedigree and Progress: Essays in the genealogical interpretation of history (1975), Pedigree 27.

The Burgundians proclaimed an independent kingdom of Burgundy with its capital at Lyons soon after 476. The kingdom included all of what is now southwestern France and most of Switzerland. Chilpéric and his wife were murdered by his brother Gondebad.

There is some confusion around the names and ancestries of Chilperic's wife or wives.

FMG assumes he had only one wife: The name of Chilperich´s wife is not known. Gregory of Tours records that Chilperich's wife was drowned by her brother-in-law King Gundobad, after he tied a stone around her neck. The Liber Historiæ Francorum records the same event. Wagner gives only one wife, whom he calls Caratene (died 506), no ancestry given. She was the mother of St. Clotilda, wife of Clovis I. Some Geni contributors say she was a daughter of Gundicar. Some Geni contributors, on unknown authority show a second wife, Agrippina, said to have been a sister of Ricimer, not a daughter. However, Wagner says Chilperich was a son of an unnamed sister of Ricimir. Sources

Chilperich 473-486 at Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, visited Aug. 20, 2013. Sir Anthony Wagner, Pedigree and Progress: Essays in the genealogical interpretation of history (1975), Pedigree 27.


The Burgundians proclaimed an independent kingdom of Burgundy with its capital at Lyons soon after 476. The kingdom included all of what is now southwestern France and most of Switzerland. Chilpéric and his wife were murdered by his brother Gondebad.

There is some confusion around the names and ancestries of Chilperic's wife or wives.

FMG assumes he had only one wife: The name of Chilperich´s wife is not known. Gregory of Tours records that Chilperich's wife was drowned by her brother-in-law King Gundobad, after he tied a stone around her neck. The Liber Historiæ Francorum records the same event. Wagner gives only one wife, whom he calls Caratene (died 506), no ancestry given. She was the mother of St. Clotilda, wife of Clovis I. Some Geni contributors say she was a daughter of Gundicar. Some Geni contributors, on unknown authority show a second wife, Agrippina, said to have been a sister of Ricimer, not a daughter. However, Wagner says Chilperich was a son of an unnamed sister of Ricimir. Sources

Chilperich 473-486 at Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, visited Aug. 20, 2013. Sir Anthony Wagner, Pedigree and Progress: Essays in the genealogical interpretation of history (1975), Pedigree 27. read more


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Chilpéric II, king of the Burgundians's Timeline

450
450
Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
456
456
Age 6
Burgundy, France
470
January 2, 470
Age 20
Kingdom of the Burgundians [Savoy, Rhône-Alpes, France]
470
Age 20
485
485
Age 35
493
493
Age 43
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