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Örjan Martinsson

Frankish Kingdom

The Franks were originally a Germanic tribe who lived in the area along the Rhine and Belgium. Chlodovech I (Clovis) unified them at the end of the 5th century and conquered the country, which today is named after them, France. When Chlodovech I died 511 his kingdom was divided between his four sons and during the 6th and 7th centuries the Frankish kingdom was united only for brief periods. Read more about the history of the Frankish kingdom on this page.

dead c. 447
447-457

457-482
482-511
511-558
558-561
561-613
613-622
622-629
629-639
639-673
673-675
675
676
676-679
679-691
691-695
695-711
711-715
715-717
717-719
717-721
721-737
737-743
743-751
The Merovingian Dynasty

Chlodio
Merovech

Childeric I
Chlodovech I (Clovis I)
Divided in several part kingdoms
Chlotar I
Divided in several part kingdoms
Chlotar II
Divided in Austrasia and Neustria-Burgundy
Dagobert I
Divided in Austrasia and Neustria-Burgundy
Childeric II
Divided in Austrasia and Neustria-Burgundy
Chlodovech III
Divided in Austrasia and Neustria-Burgundy
Theuderic III
Chlodovech IV
Childebert III
Dagobert III
Chilperich II
Divided in Austrasia and Neustria-Burgundy
Chilperich II (restored)
Theuderic IV
Interregnum
Childeric III

751-768
768-771
768-814
813-840
817-843

The Carolingian Dynasty

Pépin le Bref (the Short)
Carloman *
Charlemagne *
Louis le Pieux (the Pious)
Lothaire

800 =
813 =
817 =
After a civil war 840-843 the Frankish kingdom is divided in
three parts in the treaty of Verdun. Two of these would
evolve into present day
France and Germany. The third part
was in its turn divided into Italy, Burgundy and Lotharingia.

Frankish Part Kingdoms

After the death of Chlodovech 511 the Frankish kingdom was divided between his four sons. The kingdom was reunited 558 but divided again 561 between Chlotar's four sons. It is after the latter partition the shape of the three more or less permanent part kingdom can be recognised, i.e. Neustria, Burgundy and Austrasia. Burgundy would only be independent 561-593, thereafter was it always in a personal union with another part kingdom.

511-533
533-547
547-555
511-524
511-558
511-561
Theuderic I (Reims)
Theudebert I (Reims)
Theudebald I (Reims)
Chlodomer (Orléans)
Childebert I (Paris)
Chlotar I (Soissons, = 558-561)
561-593
Burgundy

Guntchramn

593-596 Childebert II
596-613 Theuderic II
613 Sigibert II
The Frankish kingdom reunites 613 and Burgundy is
thereafter linked to Neustria

 
561-567 Neustrien

Charibert

Paris
561-584 Chilperich I Soissons
584-629 Chlotar II
629-639 Dagobert I
639-657 Chlodovech II
673 Theuderic III
658-673 Chlotar III
673-675 Childeric II
675 Theuderic III
676 Chlodovech III
676-691 Theuderic III
691-695 Chlodovech IV
695-711 Childebert III
711-715 Dagobert III
715-721 Chilperich II
Chilperich II reunites the Frankish kingdom 719 whereby
 Neustria cease to an independent part kingdom.

 
561-575 Austrasien

Sigibert I

 
575-596 Childebert II
596-612 Theudebert II
612-613 Theuderic II
613 Sigibert II
613-622 Chlotar II
622-639
639-656
656-661
Dagobert I
Sigibert III
Dagobert II
662-675 Childeric II
675-676 Chlodovech III
676-679 Dagobert II (restored)
676-691 Theuderic III
691-695 Chlodovech IV
695-711 Childebert III
711-715 Dagobert III
715-717 Chilperich II
717-719 Chlothar II
Chilperich II reunites the Frankish kingdom 719 whereby
 Austrasia cease to an independent part kingdom.

* = The kingdom was divided between the brothers Carloman and Charlemagne 768 so that Carloman got Alemannia, Burgundy, Provence, Septimania and eastern Aquitaine while Charlemagne got the rest. The unity was restored again when Carloman died 771.

= The united Frankish Kingdom = Austrasia = Burgundy