Mérovech de Soissons

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Mérovech de Soissons

Death: circa 604
Immediate Family:

Son of Chlothar II the Young, King of the Franks and Haldetrude / Adaltrudis
Husband of Eringarde de Dijon
Father of Warnachaire de Francie
Brother of Emma of Francia and Dagobert I, king of the Franks
Half brother of Bertha of the Franks; Regentrude Neustrie, van; Charibert II, King of Aquitaine; Théodard d'Oeren and Oda

Occupation: Prince, de Salvaert, de Dijon
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About Mérovech de Soissons

The Chronicle of Fredegar says he led an invasion of the kingdom of Burgundy in 604, where he was defeated and taken prisoner. If so, he must have been only a child. His father was born in 584, so Mérovech cannot have been born much before 598.


In 606 Theuderic is said to have had a son, Merovech, to chom Chlothar II had stood as godfather. This ceremony made Chlothar Theuderic's 'co-father'. Chlothar himself had been saved from loss of his royal inheritance and probable death as an infant when his royal uncle Guntram became his godtather. Yet, unlike Guntram, Chlothar did not secure Merovech's succession after Theuderic's death in 612. https://books.google.com/books?id=g6yq2sKLlFkC&pg=PA363&lpg=PA363&dq=chlothar+II+merovech&source=bl&ots=txbjusFj5Z&sig=pYT_UqTD8xYTUM2EJ17SY8jtBbY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAmoVChMI4KLEs5TFxwIVT0aICh2oagrc#v=onepage&q=chlothar%20II%20merovech&f=false