Grimoald II the Younger

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Also Known As: "Grimaud", "Grimoaldo", "d'Héristal"
Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Heristal, Liege, Belgium
Death: April 714 (35-43)
St. Jacques Church, Liege, Belgium
Immediate Family:

Son of Pépin ll "the Fat" d'Héristal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia and Plectrude
Husband of Thiadsvind van Friesland
Father of Theudoald, Mayor of the Palaces of Austrasia & Neustria and Arnoald de Neustrie
Brother of Drogo, duc de Champagne et Bourgogne
Half brother of Charles Martel "the Hammer"; Karel Martel der Franken and Sylvius Heristal, Bishop

Occupation: Mayor of the Palace of Neustria, de Bourgogne, de Childebert, II, de Dagobert III, 695, Mayor of the palace of Neustria from 695
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About Grimoald II the Younger

Grimoald II (French: Grimaud; died 714), called the Younger, was the mayor of the palace of Neustria from 695. He was the second son of Pepin of Heristal and Plectrude and his father placed him in the office of mayor of the palace in the Neustrian kingdom in 695, when he was still young.

He married Theudesinda (or Theodelinda), daughter of Radbod, King of the Frisians, and had two sons: Theudoald and Arnold. While en route to visit the tomb of Saint Lambert at Liège, he was assassinated by a certain Rangar, in the employ of his father-in-law. His sons carried on a fight to be recognised as Pepin of Heristal's true heirs, since Grimoald predeceased his father and his bastard half-brother Charles Martel usurped the lands and offices of their father.

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Riché, Pierre. Les Carolingiens, une famille qui fit l'Europe. ISBN 2-01-278851-3

Volkmann, Jean-Charles. Bien Connaître les généalogies des rois de France ISBN 2-87747-208-6

Mourre, Michel. Le petit Mourre. Dictionnaire de l'Histoire ISBN 203519265X

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Grimoald II the Younger's Timeline

Heristal, Liege, Belgium
Age 32
April 714
Age 39
St. Jacques Church, Liege, Belgium
October 16, 1923
Age 39
November 2, 1923
Age 39
October 14, 1954
Age 39
Mayor of Austrasia