PARIS,  King Charibert I of

PARIS, King Charibert I of

Male 524 - 570  (43 years)

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  • Name PARIS, Charibert I of  
    Prefix King 
    Born 524  Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth 524  Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Title (Facts Pg Between 561 and 567 
    King of Paris 
    Death 567 
    Name Charibert I De PARIS 
    Died Between 7 May 567 and 570 
    Notes 




    • Charibert I (c.517-November or December 567) was the Frankish king ofParis, a Merovingian dynast, the second eldest son of Clotaire I and Ingund. His elder brother was Gunthar, who died sometime before their father's death.On Clotaire's death in 561, his kingdom was divided among his sons in a new configuration. Charibert received the kingdom between the Somme and the Loire, with Paris as his capital, together withRouen and Tours, with Aquitaine and Novempopulana to its south, with the cities of Poitiers, Limoges, Bordeaux, and Toulouse, Cahors, and Albi. His next youngest brother Guntram received Burgundy, then Sigebertreceived Austrasia (including Rheims) with his capital at Metz (this was largely the kingdom of Theudebald, Clotaire's grandnephew), andtheyoungest brother Chilperic received Soissons as his capital.Though the election of bishops in Merovingian territories was subject to manipulation and veto by the king, once consecrated, the bishops were in control within the cities, though perhaps not all as firmly as at Tours,where bishop Gregory, invoking the wrath of Saint Martin, was able toextract a coronation promise on oath from Charibert:that he would notburden the people with new laws and customs, but he would retain onlythose under which they had previously lived in the time of hisfather;and he promised that he would not impose upon them any new ordinance which would result in loss to them.[1]
      Thus hampered in raising funds (largely as gifts in kind anyway) and under such obligations not to create innovative policy or law, the Merovingian kings' sphere of operations was severely limited.Besides his wife, Ingoberga, with whom he had a daughter, Bertha, or Aldeberge, (539-c.612), he had unions with Merofleda, a wool-carder's daughter and her sister (precipitating his ban of excommunication, the first ever levelled at a Merovingian king), and Theodogilda, the daughter of a neatherd (cowherd). Charibert was scarcely more than king at Paris when he married his daughter Bertha to Ethelbert, the pagan king of Kent, who probably came to his throne in c.590. She took with her Bishop Liudhard as her private confessor. According to Bede, Ethelbert's supremacy in 597 stretched over all the petty English kingdoms as far as the Humber; whether this is an exaggeration or not, it was at any rate sufficient to guarantee the safety of Augustine when in 597 the mission of Augustine landed in Thanet. The Christian mission was received at first with some hesitation by the king, who gave Augustine a dwelling-place in Canterbury, and the Christian conversion, first of Kent, then of other Anglo-Saxons proceeded from there, thanks to Charibert's daughter.
      Though Charibert was eloquent and learned in the law, he was one of the most dissolute of the Merovingian kings, his early death in 567, under a ban of excommunication, being brought on by his excesses. He wasburied at the abbey of Saint-Vincent (later Saint-Germain-des-Prés, then outside Paris. At his death his brothers Guntram, Sigebert I, and Chilperic I shared his realm, agreeing at first to hold Paris in common. His surviving queen (out of four), Theudechild,
      proposed a marriage with Guntram, though a council held at Paris as recently as 557 had outlawed such tradition as incestuous. Guntram decided to house her more safely, though unwillingly, in a nunnery at Arles.
    Person ID I126712  voyer_7_28_2008
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2010 

    Father FRANKS, Clotaire (Chlotar) of The of SOISSONS,   b. Abt 492, , Reims, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 561, Braine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother THURINGIAN, Radegonde (Ingunde),   b. Abt 500 
    Family ID F63207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family PARIS, Queen Ingoberge De,   b. Abt 520, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 589  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Children 
    +1. PARIS, Princess Aldeberge Blithildis (Bertha) De,   b. Abt 541, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 580, Moselle, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Family ID F52326  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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