Theudebert II, King of Austrasia

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Theudebert, roi d'Austrasie

Birthdate: (29)
Birthplace: Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, Austrasia
Death: May 612 (25-33)
Koln, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany
Place of Burial: Austrasia, France
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Son of Childébert II, King of Austrasia & Burgundy and Faileuba
Husband of Theotilde; Bilichilde and Theudechilde
Father of Bebo d'Austrasie; Daughter of Theudebert d'Austrasie and Mérovech
Brother of Theuderic II, King of Burgundy & Austrasia

Occupation: Merovingian king of Austrasia, 595, Rei da Austrasia e da Borgonha, Roi, d'Austrasie, 612, de Paris, d'Orléans, de Bourgogne, Roi de Bourgogne (3e, 597-612), Roi d'Austrasie (7e, 611-612), King of Austrasia, koning van Austrasie
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About Theudebert II, King of Austrasia

Theudebert II

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Theudebert II (French: Thibert or Théodebert; 586 – 612), King of Austrasia (595 – 612 AD), was the son and heir of Childebert II. He received the kingdom of Austrasia plus the cities (civitates) of Poitiers, Tours, Vellay, Bordeaux, and Châteaudun, as well as the Champagne, the Auvergne, and Transjurane Alemannia, on the death of his father in 595, but was dominated by his grandmother Brunhilda, whom he succeeded in driving away in 599.

In 599, he and his brother Theuderic II were at war. Theuderic defeated him at Sens, but then allied against their cousin Clotaire II and defeated him at Dormelles (near Montereau), thereby laying their hands on a great portion of Neustria (600–604). At this point, however, the two brothers took up arms against each other; Theuderic defeated him at Étampes and he refused to aid his brother when Theuderic's kingdom was invaded by Clotaire in 605. In 610, he extorted Alsace from his brother and Theuderic took up arms against him, yet again. Theudebert II was defeated handily at Toul and at Tolbiac in 612. He was locked up in a monastery at the order of his grandmother Brunhilda, and assassinated with his son Merovech.

His daughter, Emma, married King Eadbald of Kent and had a son, Eorcenberht, who was also a king of Kent.

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Theodoric II King of Burgundy (1)

Born: Abt 586 1

Died: 613, Metz, France about age 27 (1)

 General Notes:

Younger son of the Merovingian Childebert II, he succeeded his father as king of Burgundy in 595. Cooperation with his brother, Theodebert II of Austrasia, was followed by discord, and in 612 Theodoric, supported by his grandmother, Brunhild, overthrew his brother. His death shortly afterwards led, after the weeks-long reign of his young son and successor, Sigebert II, to the reunification of the Frankish lands under Chlotar II. Acceded: 595. King of Burgundy [Nygaard,]

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Theodebert succeeded his father, Childebert II, on the throne of Austrasia in 595 while his brother, Theodoric II, mounted that of Burgundy. After early cooperation against their cousin, Chlotar II of Neustria, whom they defeated at Dormelles (near Montereau) in 599 or 600, the brothers fell out. When Chlotar attacked Burgundy in 605, Austrasia stood aloof, and in 610 Theodebert seized Theodoric by duplicity and extorted the cession of Alsace. Theodoric responded by alliance with Chlotar and invasion; capturing Theodebert, who was childless, he delivered him to their grandmother, Brunhild, previously exiled from Theodebert's court, who forced him to become a cleric and perhaps had him murdered.

Theodobert II reigned 596-612. He was succeeded by his brother, Theodoric II (King of Burgundy, 595-613), who

reigned 612-613).

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Theudebert II, King of Austrasia's Timeline

Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, Austrasia
Age 28
May 612
Age 29
Koln, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany
Age 29
Austrasia, France