Erchembaldus II, Mayor of the Palace of Neustria

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Erchembaldus Mayor of the Palace de Alsace, maire du palais de Neustrie

Also Known As: "Erchembaldus", "Erchenaud", "Erchinoald", "Erckenbald", "Erkenbald", "Erchembaldus /Alsace/"
Birthplace: France
Death: circa 658 (59-77)
Alsace, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Ega, duke of Alsace and Gerberge of Burgundy & Franconia
Husband of Leudefindis of Alemannia
Father of Leudesius I, duke of Alemannia; N.N. d'Austrasie and Lothair-Count of Peronne
Brother of Unk de Burgandy
Half brother of Leudefindis of Alemannia and ... of the Alemannians

Occupation: Duque de Alsacia, Major Domus, Major Domo of Neustria 640-656, Maire du palais, Maire du Palais du Roy Clovis II, Maire du Palais de Burgondie
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About Erchembaldus II, Mayor of the Palace of Neustria

Erchambaldus (Erchenaud) was Mayor of the Palaces of Neustria (641-657/8) and Burgundy (642-657/8). He was murdered 657/8, and succeeded in both offices by Ébroïn. He might have been a son of Ego of Alsace and Gerberge of Burgundy and Franconia, but see discussion below.

According to Fredegar, he was a relative of Beretrudis, mother of Dagobert I ("Erchynoaldus . . . consanguineus . . . de genetricis Dagoberti"). [Fredegar, Chronicle (about 660).] The exact relationship is unknown.

Settipani suggests Beretrudis was daughter of Richomer of Burgundy and his wife Garitrudis, and Erchenaud was son of Beretrudis' sister Gerberge (Settipani (1993), 95)

Evans calls him a relative of Dagobert I through his mother (apparently understanding Fredegar to mean that the relationship was through Erchinoald's mother rather than through Dagobert's mother). If so, Levillain considers it likely that Erchinoald was a son of Garnier, major domus, by Berthe, daughter of Chlothar II by Bertetrudis.

Erchembaldus  •Sex: M  •Title: Major Domo  •Birth: ABT 590 in France 2 3  •Death: 661 1 4

Father: Ega b: ABT 560 in Kingdom of the Franks (France) Mother: Gerberga Of Franconia b: ABT 564 in Franconia, Germania (Germany)

Marriage 1 Leudefindis b: ABT 594 in France

During the 7th century, the office of Mayor of the Palace developed into the true power behind the throne in Austrasia, the northeastern portion of the Kingdom of the Franks under the Merovingian dynasty. The Major Domo held and wielded the real and effective power to make decisions affecting the Kingdom, while in the mid to late Merovingian period, kings had been reduced to performing merely ceremonial functions, which made them little more than nominal kings or figureheads.

Erchembaldus Of Alsatia

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  • Father of Lendifius Of Alsatia
  • Died 0661 [location unknown]

Son of an unknown king of Kent and maternal grandson of Erchenaud II, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia.