Saint Clotilda

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Chrothildis de Metz

English (default): Chrothildis, French: de Metz, Dutch: de Metz
Also Known As: "St. Clotilda", "Clotilda of Heristal"
Birthplace: Metz, Moselle, France
Death: March 06, 692 (41-42)
Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Immediate Family:

Wife of Theodoric III, king of the Franks
Mother of Childebert III "the Just", King of the Franks and Clovis IV, King of the Franks

Occupation: Régente du royaume 692, Régente de France (690-692), Sainte Clotilde, Queen of Austrasia, koningin der Merovingers
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About Saint Clotilda

Clotilda (Chrothildis). Her parentage is unknown. Settipani speculates Dux Ansegisel had a daughter Doda who married Théodéric III, and was the mother of Bertrade of Prüm, (Gen-Medieval-L, Nov. 16, 1999).

aka..Regent Clothilde / Chrothildis

  1. Birth: ABT 0640 in Heristal, Belgium
  2. Death: 3 Jun 0692

her corresponding profile pages

Saint Doda of Neustria

Saint Clotilda

Father: Ansegisel Mayor of Palace Austrasia b: ABT 0602 in Metz, France

Mother: St. Beggue of Landen b: ABT 0613 in Landen, Belgium


Theuderic I King of Franks b: ABT 0636 in Metz, France


Bertha Merovingian b: ABT 0665 in Metz, France 
* Canonized as St. Clotilde
   * AKA - Clotilda
   * Memorial - June 3
   * Led husband, King Clovis I of the Franks, to Christianity
   * After death of Clovis and infighting by sons over the kingdom, retired to take care of poor and sick
   * Patron saint of adopted children, brides, exiles, parenthood, widows, and queens

sainthood probably mixed up with the wife of clovis..need to check into this. but this is what i have for now

Queen Clothilde

692 Regent Queen Dowager Clothilde of Neustria and Bourgogne (France)

Regent for a few months for son Childéric. She is also known as Rothilde, Chrothéchildis or Doda (d. 694/9).

From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Merovingian Nobility:

ANSEGISEL ([612]-killed [662]). The Gesta Episcoporum Mettensis names (in order) "duos filios Anschisum et Chlodolfum" as sons of Arnulf "iuventutis suæ tempore ex legitimi matrimonii copula" but does not name their mother[65]. The Vita Chrodegangi Episcopi Mettensis; names "Anchisæ" as second son of "Arnulfum sanctum"[66].

“…necnon et domesticorum Flodulfi, Ansigisili, Bettelini, Gariberti” consented to a donation to the monastery of Stabulo and Malmédy by King Sigebert III in a charter dated to [648][67]. "Childericus rex Francorum, Emnehildis et Bilihildis…reginæ…Gundoino duce et Hodone domestico" confirmed the property of the monastery of Stablo and Malmedy on the advice of "Grimoaldo, Fulcoaldo, Adregisilo, Bobone ducibus, Chlodulfo, Ansegisilo, Gariberto domesticis" by charter dated 6 Sep 667[68], although the presence of "Grimoaldo" in the document ten years after the attested death of the only known Duke Grimoald suggests that the document may have been subject to some alteration. He was killed by a nobleman Gundoen[69].

m ([643/44]%29 BEGGA, daughter of PEPIN [I] "l'Ancien" or "de Landen", maior domus of King Clotaire II & his wife Itta --- (-693). The Cronica Hohenburgensis names "huius soror [beata Gerdrudis] Begga" as wife of "Angiso sancti Arnulfi filio"[70]. Sigeberto's Vita Landiberto episcopi Traiectensis names "Pippinus…principes Francorum…sanctæ Beggæ matris eius"[71]. She founded the Abbey of Andenne, near Namur, 691 with nuns from the Abbey of Nivelle. The Annales Xantenses record the death in 698 of "Sancta Begga mater Pippini ducis"[72]. Ansegisel & his wife had [two] children:

a) PEPIN [II] "le Gros" or "d'Herstal" ([645]-Jupille, near Liège 16 Dec 714, bur Metz, basilique de Saint-Arnoul). The Gesta Episcoporum Mettensis names "Anschisus" as father of "Pippinum"[73].
"Pippinus filius Ansegisili quondam necnon…matrone mea Plectrudis" donated property to the church of St Arnulf at Metz by charter dated 20 Feb 691[74]. He defeated his adversaries at Tertry, Somme in Jun 687 before becoming maior domus of Austrasia in [688/90].

b) [CHROTHECHILDIS [Rotilde] [Doda] (-692 or after). Settipani approves the theory of Maurice Chaume according to which the wife of King Theoderic III was the daughter of Ansegisel[75]. However, this does not appear to be directly supported by primary source evidence. "Theudericus rex Francorum" donated property at the request of "regine nostre Chrodochilde…et…Berchario maiorem domos nostre" to the abbey of St Denis by charter dated 30 Oct 688[76]. "Chrotechildis regina" is named mother of King Clovis III in the Cartulaire of Saint-Bertin[77]. She was regent for her son King Chlodovech III until 692. The epitaph of King Theoderic III and his wife bore the inscription "rex Theodericus…cum coniuge Doda", assumed to be another name by which Rotilde was known[78]. m THEODERIC III King of the Franks in Neustria, son of CLOVIS II King of the Franks in Neustria & his wife Bathildis --- ([651]-[2 Sep 690/12 Apr 691], bur Arras, basilique Saint-Vaast).]

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Saint Clotilda's Timeline

Metz, Moselle, France
Narbonne, Languedoc, France
March 6, 692
Age 42
Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France