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Warnacher II, maire du palais de Bourgogne et d'Austrasie

Also Known As: "Garnier", "Guerner", "Warnachaire", "Warnacher"
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Birthplace: (fl) 598/9
Death: 627 (42-52)
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Husband of Unknown First Wife of Warnacher II and Bertha of the Franks
Father of Godin, Mayor of the Palace of Burgundy and Daughter of Warnacher

Occupation: Mayor of the Palace of Burgundy, Maire du palais, de Bourgogne, 598, Maire du Palais de Bourgogne, Major Domus of Neustria, Maire du Palais de Bourgogne (598)
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About Warnacher II, Mayor of the Palaces of Burgundy & Austrasia

Warnacher [II] (?-627), Mayor of the Palace of Burgundy (596-599), Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia (612-617).

1. WARNACHAR [I] (-[600/01]). Fredegar records that "Warnecharius maior domi Teuderici" died in the fourth year of the reign of King Theudebert II[261].

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1. WARNACHAR [II] (-627[269]). Fredegar records that he helped Queen Brunechilde secure the accession of King Sigebert II after the death of the latter's father in 613, but defected to King Clotaire II after discovering a plot to kill him[270]. In reward, King Clotaire confirmed his appointment as maior domus of Burgundy and swore that he should never be deposed from this office during his lifetime[271]. From this time, Warnachar exercised almost complete control in Burgundy and in [626/27] convoked a synod of bishops[272]. Fredegar records the death of "Warnacharius maior domi" in the 43rd year of the reign of King Clotaire II[273]. After his death, King Clotaire II assumed direct control over Burgundy and appointed no successor maior domus[274]. m firstly ---. m secondly BERTA, daughter of ---. She married secondly her stepson Godin. Fredegar records that, after the death of "Warnacharius maior domi", "filius eius Godinus" married his stepmother "Bertane", in the same year, after which he was forced to flee to Austrasia where he took refuge in the church of St Epure. King Clotaire II permitted him to return on condition that he repudiated his wife, but afterwards ordered him to be killed[275]. Warnachar & his first wife had two children:

a) GODIN (-murdered near Chartres [627]). Fredegar records that, after the death of "Warnacharius maior domi", "filius eius Godinus" married his stepmother "Bertane", in the same year, after which he was forced to flee to Austrasia where he took refuge in the church of St Epure. King Clotaire II permitted him to return on condition that he repudiated his wife, but afterwards ordered him to be killed[276]. m (627, repudiated [627]) as her second husband, his stepmother, BERTA, widow of WARNACHAR, daughter of ---.

b) daughter . Fredegar records that "Arneberti duci", married to "Godini germanam", led the group sent by King Clotaire II to kill his brother-in-law[277]. m ARNEBERT, son of ---.

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