Nantechilde de Bobigny

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Nantechilde de Bobigny

Also Known As: "Nantéchilde", "Nanthechilde", "Nantechildis", "Nanthild", "Nanthilde", "Nanthildis"
Birthplace: Cologne, Westphalia, Germany
Death: Died in Landry, Rhône-Alpes, France
Place of Burial: Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of N.N. N.N. and N.N. N.N.
Wife of Dagobert I, King of the Franks
Mother of Clovis II "the Lazy", King of the Franks; Adela Austrasia and Rotilde of the Franks

Occupation: Princess of Neustria
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About Nantechilde de Bobigny

Nanthild (c. 610 – 642) (also known as Nantéchilde, Nanthechilde, Nanthildis, Nanthilde, or Nantechildis) was the third of many wives of Dagobert I, king of the Franks (629-639).

She was of Saxon lineage, born about 608 or 610. The Lexikon des Mittelalters calls her ein Mädchen aus dem Dienstpersonal ("a maiden of the royal [ Austrasian ] household"). Her elevation to consort may have given importance to her relatives: her brother Lanthegisel was an important landowner in the Limousin and a relation of Aldegisel. Dagobert set aside his wife Gomatrud to marry her, ca. 629; to her was born Clovis II, second eldest of Dagobert's surviving sons and the one who succeeded him in Neustria and Burgundy. After Dagobert's death in January 639, she was initially regent for her son, accompanied by Aega, mayor of the Neustrian palace and an opponent of the powerful contingent of nobles headed by Burgundofaro whose seat was at Meaux.

In the interest of reducing noble Burgundian independence of the Merovingian palace, she married her niece Ragnoberta to the Frank Flaochad and had the magnates and bishops of the realm of Burgundy acclaim him mayor of the palace at Orléans in 642. Soon she died at Landry in what was then Burgundy, where she had long resided; her body was translated to the Saint Denis Basilica. Her untimely death allowed her son to fall under the influence of the nobility, who abhorred a strong royal hand.

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Nantechilde de Bobigny's Timeline

Cologne, Westphalia, Germany
Age 25
Metz, Moselle, France
Age 32
Landry, Rhône-Alpes, France
Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France