Sigismund "the Holy", king of the Burgundians

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Sigismund

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Royaume de Bourgogne (within present France)
Death: May 01, 524 (29-38)
Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, Saint-Maurice, (Present Canton de Valais), Royaume de Bourgogne (within present Switzerland)
Place of Burial: Saint-Maurice, Canton de Valais, Switzerland
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Son of Gundobad, King of the Burgundians and Gontheuque
Husband of Borghild Of Braalunda and Ostrogotho
Father of Suavegotha of the Burgundians and Sigeric of the Burgundians
Brother of Gundomar II (IV), King of the Burgundians

Occupation: King of Burgundy, Roi des Burgondes, koning van Bourgondie
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About Sigismund "the Holy", king of the Burgundians

Sigismund "the Holy", King of the Burgundians

  • Son of Gundobad, King of the Burgundians and Gontheuque
  • According to the great Scandinavian Epic the Edda, Sigismund was King in Frankland and married Borghild of Braalunda and stayed in Denmark in her realm. We know that Sigismund’s first wife was Ostrogotha the daughter of Theodoric the Great and died after giving birth to a daughter. We also know that Sigismund married a second time and it’s reasonable to suppose from the Edda that Borghild was his second wife.

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SIGISMOND (-murdered 523, bur Agaune). The Marii Episcopi Aventicensis Chronica names "filius eius Sigismundus rex" when recording that he succeeded after the death of his father[47]. Gregory of Tours names Sigismond as son of Gundobad, when recording his succession to his father, specifying that he founded the monastery of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune[48], dated to 515[49]. He was co-regent in Burgundy from [501]. He supported the Byzantine emperor and was awarded the title patricius[50]. He converted to Catholicism and visited Pope Symachus in Rome[51]. He succeeded his father in 516 as SIGISMOND King of Burgundy. He issued his law-book, Liber Constitutionem, at Easter 517[52]. Gregory of Tours records that Chlodomer King of the Franks invaded Burgundy and captured King Sigismond, who was held prisoner near Orléans but murdered with his wife and children after his brother Gondemar defeated the Franks, their bodies being thrown down a well at Saint-Péravy-la-Colombe in the Orléannais[53]. The Marii Episcopi Aventicensis Chronica records that "Sigimundus rex Burgundionum" was betrayed to the Franks by the Burgundians in 523 and became a monk in France, before being thrown into a well with his wife and children[54]. married firstly ([494/96]) OSTROGOTHO of the Ostrogoths, illegitimate daughter of THEODERIC "the Great" King of the Goths in Italy & his concubine --- ([475/80]-before [520]). Gregory of Tours refers to the first wife of Sigismond as the daughter of Theodoric King of Italy, but does not name her[55]. Iordanes names "unam…Thiudigoto et aliam Ostrogotho" as the two daughters of Theodoric born "ex concubina…in Moesia" before his marriage to Audofledis, specifying that they came to Italy and were married "unam Alarico Vesegotharum et aliam Sigismundo Burgundzonorum"[56]. Her father arranged her marriage as part of his negotiations for an alliance with the Burgundians. According to Settipani[57], this marriage took place soon after Theoderic arrived in Italy. Wolfram suggests[58] that Theodoric's alliance with the Burgundians was settled in 496. married secondly --- (-murdered 523). Gregory of Tours records that Sigismond's second wife incited her husband to kill her stepson but does not name her[59]. Gregory of Tours records that King Sigismond was murdered with his wife and children after his brother Gondemar defeated the Franks[60]. The Marii Episcopi Aventicensis Chronica records that the wife and children of "Sigimundus rex Burgundionum" were thrown into a well[61].

King Sigismond & his first wife OSTROGOTHO had two children:

  • a) SIGERIC (-murdered 522). Gregory of Tours names Sigeric as son of Sigismond and his first wife, specifying that he was maltreated by his stepmother who incited his father to have him strangled[62]. The Marii Episcopi Aventicensis Chronica names "Segericus filius Sigimundi regis" when recording that he was unjustly killed in 522 by his own father[63].
  • b) SUAVEGOTHA(495 or later-[after 549]). Gregory of Tours records that Theoderich King of the Franks married the daughter of Sigismond but does not name her[64]. Gregory does not name the mother of King Theoderich´s wife, but chronologically it is probable that she was born from King Sigismond's first marriage, which is also suggested by the root "-gotha" in her first name. Her name is suggested by Flodoard´s history of the church of Reims, dated to the mid-10th century. This source records that "Suavegotta regina" bequeathed one third of "ville Virisiaci" by testament to the church of Reims during the bishopric of Bishop Mapinius, subject to the life interest of "Teudichildi prefate regine filie", adding that the latter later confirmed the donation during the bishopric of Bishop Egidius[65]. The identification of "Suavegotha regina" as King Theoderich´s wife depends on the identification of "Teudchildi" as his daughter which, as explained in more detail in the document MEROVINGIAN KINGS, is uncertain. The link cannot therefore definitively be made between "Suavegotha" and the daughter of Sigismond King of Burgundy. Nevertheless, the chronology for such a link is favourable, as the editor of the Monumenta Germaniæ Scriptores edition of Flodoard dates Mapinius´s bishopric to "ca 549-573" and Egidius´s to "ca 573-590"[66]. m ([507/16]) as his second wife, THEODERICH, son of CLOVIS I [Chlodovech] King of the Franks & his [first wife/concubine] --- ([485]-end 533, bur Metz). He succeeded his father in 511 as THEODERICH I King of the Franks, based at Reims.

King Sigismond & his second unknown wife had [one/two] children:

  • c) --- (-murdered 523). Gregory of Tours records Sigismond's imprisonment "with his wife and sons" by Chlodomer King of the Franks, and their murder with their father[67]. As he implies in an earlier passage that Sigeric was Sigismond's only son by his first marriage, it is assumed that the text means that the king had at least one son by his second marriage. This appears corroborated by the Marii Episcopi Aventicensis Chronica which records that the wife and children of "Sigimundus rex Burgundionum" were thrown into a well[68].
  • 2. GONDEMAR (-541). Gregory of Tours names Gondemar as brother of King Sigismond when recording that he fled following the invasion of Burgundy by Chlodomer King of the Franks but "mobilised the Burgunds and won back his kingdom"[69], succeeding as GONDEMAR II King of Burgundy. The Marii Episcopi Aventicensis Chronica records that "Godemarus frater Sigimundi" succeeded as king of Burgundy in 524[70]. He defeated and killed Chlodomer King of the Franks at Vézeronce, Viennois after the latter invaded Burgundy for a second time[71]. Gregory of Tours records that Childebert King of the Franks and his brother King Clotaire launched a third attack on Burgundy, besieged Autun and occupied the whole kingdom, deposing King Gondemar II[72], dated to 534.
  • 3. daughter (-young before 516). Avitus Bishop of Vienne wrote a consolatory letter to King Gundobad on the death of his (unnamed) daughter[73].
  • 4. GUNTHEUCA [Gondioque] . Gregory of Tours names Guntheuca as widow of Chlodomer King of the Franks and records her second marriage with his brother Clotaire, but does not give her origin[74]. Settipani suggests, for onomastic reasons only, that she may have belonged to the Burgundian royal family which, if correct, means that for chronological consistency she may have been the daughter of either King Gundobad or his brother Godogisel[75]. However, Gregory makes no mention of this in his lengthy description of King Chlodomer's campaigns in Burgundy, an omission which seems surprising if the king´s wife was related to his opponents. m firstly ([514] or 521) CHLODOMER King of the Franks, son of CLOVIS I King of the Franks & his second wife Clotilde of Burgundy ([494/95]-killed in battle Vézeronce 21 Jun 524). m secondly ([524]) as his first wife, CLOTAIRE I King of the Franks, son of CLOVIS I King of the Franks & his second wife Clotilde of Burgundy ([501/02]-Soissons [30 Nov/31 Dec] 561, bur Soissons, basilique Saint-Médard).]

SOURCES

  • - Wagner 1975 "Burgundians, Visigoths, Franks and Lombards":pedigree#27:p#186
  • - Wikipedia "Sigismund of Burgundy"
  • - Jordanes
  • - O'Donnell 1979

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Father: Gundobad Burgundians,king-of-the

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

Children

  • -1. Sigeric Burgundians,of-the
  • -2. Suavegotta Burgundians,of-the

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Sigismund Of Burgundy Pedigree

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Event(s):

  • Birth: About 0480 Of, Lyon, Rhone, France
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  • Spouse: Ostrogotho Of OSTROGOTHS Family
  • Marriage: < 0489> <Of, Bourgogne, Marne, France>

Sigismund "The Holy" de Burgundy (King of the Burgun

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  • Sex: M

Event(s)

  • Birth: 0465 - Bourgogne, Marne, France
  • Death: 0524/25

Parents

  • Father: Gondebaut or Gundobad de Burgundians (King of the Burgun Disc #140 Pin #3448060
  • Mother: Mrs. Gundobad of the BURGUNDIANS (Queen of the Burgu Disc #140 Pin #3448073

Marriage(s)

  • Spouse: Thiudigotho or Theudicote or Arevagni de Ostrogoths (Princess of the Os Disc #140 Pin #3370940

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death 0524, in Coulmiers, near Orléans. Killed by the Frankish King, Chlodomir.

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FMG: The Marii Episcopi Aventicensis Chronica names "filius eius Sigismundus rex" when recording that he succeeded after the death of his father [Marii Episcopi Aventicensis Chronica 516, MGH Auct. ant. XI, p. 234.].  Gregory of Tours names Sigismond as son of Gondebaud, when recording his succession to his father, specifying that he founded the monastery of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune [Gregory of Tours III.5, p. 165], dated to 515 [Wood (1994), pp. 51-2].  He was co-regent in Burgundy from [501].  He supported the Byzantine emperor and was awarded the title patricius [Wolfram, H. (1998) History Of The Goths (Berkeley, California), p. 312.].  He converted to Catholicism and visited Pope Symachus in Rome [Wolfram (1998), p. 313.  The conversion must have taken place before 514, when Pope Symachus died.].  He succeeded his father in 516 as SIGISMOND King of Burgundy.  He issued his law-book, Liber Constitutionem, at Easter 517 [Wood (1994), p. 51.].  Gregory of Tours records that Chlodomer King of the Franks invaded Burgundy and captured King Sigismond, who was held prisoner near Orléans but murdered with his wife and children after his brother Gondemar defeated the Franks, their bodies being thrown down a well at Saint-Péravy-la-Colombe in the Orléannais [Gregory of Tours III.6, pp. 166-7.].  The Marii Episcopi Aventicensis Chronica records that "Sigimundus rex Burgundionum" was betrayed to the Franks by the Burgundians in 523 and became a monk in France, before being thrown into a well with his wife and children.


THEODERICH ([485]-end 533, bur Metz). Gregory of Tours names Theoderich as son of King Clovis by one of his mistresses, born before his marriage to Clotilde[55]. "Theodorico, Chlomiro, Hildeberto, Hlodario" are named (in order) as sons of "Chlodoveus" in the Regum Merowingorum Genealogia[56]. In 508, he led his father's campaign against the Visigoths, allied with the Burgundians[57], and temporarily occupied Aquitaine. He succeeded his father in 511 as THEODERICH I King of the Franks, based at Reims, his territory covering the right bank of the Rhine, the Moselle valley and Champagne, the lands which were later to become the kingdom of Austrasia. He helped Hermanfrid King of the Thuringians defeat the latter's brother Baderic, after being promised half his kingdom, a promise which was not kept[58]. Gregory of Tours records that King Theoderich and his half-brother King Clotaire invaded Thuringia in 531, deposed King Hermanfred (who was later killed) and annexed the kingdom[59]. The Liber Historiæ Francorum records that "Theudericus et Theudobertus filius eius et Chlotharius rex" invaded Thuringia and attacked "Ermenfredum regem Toringorum", a marginal addition recording that "Teodericus filius Clodovei ex concubina" threw "Ermenfridum regem" from a wall and killed his two sons[60]. Adam of Bremen names "Hadugato" as the duke of the Saxons to whom "Theodericus rex Francorum" sent legates[61], undated but recorded immediately after the Thuringian invasion of 531. Gregory of Tours records the death of Theoderich in the twenty third year of his reign[62]. m firstly ---. The assumed birth date range of King Theoderich's son, Theodebert, indicates that the king's known wife, the daughter of the Burgundian king, could not have been Theodebert’s mother, considering her estimated birth date. The king must therefore have been married earlier, or at least have had an earlier concubine, although no information has been found about this first partner in any of the primary sources consulted. Europäische Stammtafeln states that the king’s first wife was named "Suavegotta (died by 566)"[63]. Presumably this is based on Flodoard’s history of Reims, quoted below under the king’s second wife. If this is correct, the king must have repudiated his first wife before marrying the Burgundian king’s daughter. However, no indication has been found in any source about such a repudiation. It is more natural to assume that, if Suavegotha was indeed the name of one of Theoderich’s wives (which in itself cannot be proved conclusively as discussed further below), she was his second wife. m secondly ([507/16]) SUAVEGOTHA? of Burgundy, daughter of SIGISMOND King of Burgundy & his first wife Ostrogotha of the Ostrogoths (495 or later-[after 549]). Gregory of Tours records that Theoderich King of the Franks married the daughter of Sigismond but does not name her[64]. Gregory does not name the mother of King Theoderich’s wife, but chronologically it is more probable that she was born from King Sigismond's first marriage, which is also suggested by the root "-gotha" in her first name. Her name is suggested by Flodoard’s history of the church of Reims, dated to the mid-10th century. This source records that "Suavegotta regina" bequeathed one third of "ville Virisiaci" by testament to the church of Reims during the bishopric of Bishop Mapinius, subject to the life interest of "Teudichildi prefate regine filie", adding that the latter later confirmed the donation during the bishopric of Bishop Egidius[65]. The identification of "Suavegotha regina" as King Theoderich’s wife depends on the identification of "Teudchildi" as their daughter which, as explained in more detail below, is uncertain. The link cannot therefore definitively be made between "Suavegotha" and the daughter of Sigismond King of Burgundy. Nevertheless, the chronology for such a link is favourable, as the editor of the Monumenta Germaniæ Scriptores edition of Flodoard dates Mapinius’s bishopric to "ca 549-573" and Egidius’s to "ca 573-590"[66]. MEDLANDS

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Sigismund "the Holy", king of the Burgundians's Timeline

490
490
Royaume de Bourgogne (within present France)
495
495
Vienne, (Present département de l'Isère), Viennensis (Present région Rhône-Alpes), Royaume des Burgondes (within present France)
495
524
May 1, 524
Age 34
Saint-Maurice, (Present Canton de Valais), Royaume de Bourgogne (within present Switzerland)
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Saint-Maurice, Canton de Valais, Switzerland