Mundéric, lord of Vitry-en-Perthois

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Also Known As: "Munderic", "Mundéric", "de Cologne"
Birthplace: Cologne, Rheinland, Preussen, Germany
Death: circa 532 (28-46)
Vitrey-en-Perthois, Marne, Champagne, France (Killed during his rebellion against Thierry I)
Immediate Family:

Son of Chlodéric, king of the Franks at Cologne and --- of the Bavarians
Husband of Arthémia of Geneva
Father of Bodegisel I and Saint Gondolfus, bishop of Tongres
Brother of Saint Deuteria (Doda), abbess of Saint Pierre de Reims
Half brother of Chlodomir II, King of the Franks

Occupation: Seigneur de Vitry-en-Perthois, Roman Senator at Narbonne, Comte de Cologne, Pretender to the throne of Austrasia (532), seigneur de Vitry-en-Perthois (Lord of Vitry-en-Perthois), , Lord Vitry-en Parthois
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About Mundéric, lord of Vitry-en-Perthois

Munderic (c495-c532), Lord of Vitry-en-Parthois. He claimed to be son of Clodéric "the Parricide" but there is room for doubt. He was very young in 509 when his father was killed. He claimed the throne of Austrasia, rebelled against Thierry I who killed him.

Munderic (died 532/3) was a Merovingian pretender and claimaint to the Frankish throne. He was a wealthy nobleman and landowner with vast estates in the region around Vitry-le-Brûle (Vitry-en-Perthois now) near Châlons-sur-Marne. The chief source for his life and deeds is Gregory of Tours.

In 532 or 533 or around that year he put forth a claim to royal descent as being or claiming to be a son of Chlodoric the Parricide and asked for a share of the kingdom of Austrasia from Theuderic I. He had a band of sworn followers. Theuderic attempted to summon him to court in order to kill him, but after Munderic refused, a force was sent against him. The pretender took refuge with his loyal supporters in Vitry. The Austrasian army, however, lacked siege engines and were unable to seriously invest the place. Theuderic responded by sending a personal courtier of his, Arigisel, to negotiate for the rebels to come out, which they did. The dishonest ambassador had them cut down immediately.

He married a daughter of Florentinus (born 485), a Roman senator, and his wife Artemia, daughter of Rusticus of Lyons. They were the parents of Gondulphus of Tongeren, Bodegisel, Patrician of Provence, and Mummolin, possibly mayor of the palace of Neustria.


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Mundéric, lord of Vitry-en-Perthois's Timeline

Rheinland, Preussen, Germany
Vitry-en-Perthois, Marne, France
Age 37
Vitrey-en-Perthois, Marne, Champagne, France
Aquitaine, France
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