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Grimoald

Russian: Гримоальд
Also Known As: "Grimaud", "Grimoaldo", "d'Héristal"
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Birthplace: Heristal, Liege, Belgium
Death: April 714 (34-43)
St. Jacques Church, Liege, Belgium
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Son of Pépin ll "the Fat" d'Héristal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia and Plectrude
Husband of Thiadsvind
Partner of NN mistress of Grimoald, mother of Theodald
Father of Theudoald, Mayor of the Palaces of Austrasia & Neustria
Brother of Drogo, duc de Champagne et Bourgogne
Half brother of Charles Martel 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, 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimoald_the_Younger


GRIMOALD (-murdered Liège Apr 714). The Liber Historiæ Francorum names "maioris Drocus…minoris Grimoaldus" as the two sons of "Pippino [et]…uxor nobilissima…Plectrudis"[161]. "Drogo et Grimoldus" are named as sons of Pépin and his wife Plectrudis in the Gesta Fontanellensium[162]. Sigeberto's Vita Landiberto episcopi Traiectensis names "Drogo…et Grimoaldus" as sons of Pépin and "legitima sua coniunx Plictrudis"[163]. His father named him maior domus in Neustria[164] in [695], and in Burgundy in [700]. The Liber Historiæ Francorum records that, after the death of "Chlodoveus rex puer" and the succession of "Childebertus frater eius", "Grimoaldus Pippini principis filius iunior" was made "in aula regis Childeberti maiorum domus"[165]. The passage can be dated to [676/80]. "Childeberthus rex Francorum" names "Grimoaldo maiorum domus nostri" in his charter dated 25 Feb 702[166]. His father created him dux in Champagne and dux of the Burgunds in 708. The Annales Metenses record that, after the death of Drogo, "Pippino genitore suo" appointed "germanus eius Grimoaldus" to succeed "in principatum"[167]. "Childebercthus rex Francorum" names "Grimoaldo maiorem domus nostri…Gairinus quondam loce ipsius Parisiace comis…Sigofredus comis palatie nostre" in his donation to the abbey of St Denis by charter dated 13 Dec 710[168]. Fredegar (Continuator) records that Grimoald was murdered by Rantgar, a pagan Frisian, at the tomb of St Lambert at Liège[169]. The Liber Historiæ Francorum records that Grimoald was murdered by "Rantgario gentile, filio Belial" at "basilica sancti Landeberti martyris Leudico"[170]. m (711) THEODESINDIS, daughter of RATBOD Duke of the Frisians & his wife ---. The Liber Historiæ Francorum names "Theudesindam filiam Radbodi ducis" as wife of "Grimoaldus"[171]. Her marriage is referred to by the Continuator of Fredegar, which does not give her name[172]. Sigeberto's Vita Landiberto episcopi Traiectensis refers to the betrothal of "Grimoaldus" and "Rabbodonis ducis Fresionum…filiæ"[173]. The Chronicon Moissiacense names "Thudsindam filiam Radbodi ducis" as wife of "Grimaldus"[174]. The date of the marriage is provided by the Annales Metenses which record the marriage in 711 of "Grimoaldus" and "filiam Radboldi ducis Frisionum"[175]. Mistress (1): ---. The name of Grimoald's mistress is not known. Grimoald had one illegitimate son by Mistress (1):

a) THEODALD ([707/08]-killed 741). The Liber Historiæ Francorum names "Grimoaldus…filium ex concubina Theudoaldo"[176]. The Annales Metense name "Grimoaldi filium eius parvulum ex concubina nata nomine Theodaldum" when recording his appointment as maior domus for King Dagobert II[177]. He was legitimate according to the Monumenta Epternacensia which names "Theodaldum, filium Grimoaldi…ex Theodesina filia regis Rabodi"[178]. After the death of his father, his grandfather Pépin chose Theodald as his heir although he was still a child. His paternal grandmother appointed him maior domus in Austrasia in 714. The Liber Historiæ Francorum records that "Theudoaldo" was appointed maior domus after "Ragamfredo" fled[179]. He was opposed by his uncle Charles "Martel", but fled after the battle of Compiègne 26 Sep 715[180]. The Annales Alammanici record in 741 that "Theodaldus interfectus est"[181]. http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/FRANKSMaiordomi.htm#Grimoalddied714

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