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Also Known As: "Chlodeswintha", "Chlodoswinthe", "Clodosinde", "de Metz", "des Francs", "of Austrasia"
Death: after 594
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Siegbert I, King of Austrasia and Brunichild
Fiancée of Recaredo I, rey de los visigodos
Mother of Suintila, rey de los visigodos; Geila (Agilano) Balthes and Swinthila of the Visigoths
Sister of Ingunda de Metz; Childébert II, King of Austrasia & Burgundy and N.N. d'Austrasie

Managed by: Bernard Raimond Assaf
Last Updated:

About Clodesinde

Chlodoswinthe des Francs

  • b. 569
  • Father Sigibertus I, rex Austrasii1,2 b. 535, d. November 575
  • Mother Brunechildis the Visigoth1,2 b. 543, d. 13 October 613

Also called Chodoswintha. Chlodoswinthe des Francs was born in 569.2 She was the daughter of Sigibertus I, rex Austrasii and Brunechildis the Visigoth.1,2 Chlodoswinthe des Francs and Authari filius clep, King of the Longobards were engaged before 588; The marriage was negotiated but Authari was passed over in favor of her marrying the Visigoth King, Reccared. Chlodoswinthe des Francs and Reccared I, King of Spain were engaged in 589; This was Chlodosinda's 2nd engagement. It also did not come to pass.3,2 Chlodoswinthe des Francs married Reccared I, King of Spain, son of Leovigild I, King of Spain and Theodosia of Cartagena, in 594; RGD says this marriage in fact occured, and the son, Swinthila, resulted.4

Family 1

  • Authari filius clep, King of the Longobards b. circa 560, d. 5 September 590

Family 2

  • Reccared I, King of Spain b. circa 559, d. June 601


Swinthila, King of Spain+ b. a 594, d. 6334


[S231] Ian Wood, The Merovingian Kings, Prosopography, pg. 350-363.

[S467] GdRdF, online

[S231] Ian Wood, The Merovingian Kings, pg. 168.

[S187] Royal Genealogy Database, online