Pepin , II, King of the Franks



Pepin , II, King of the Franks

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 
    Christening: 
          Death: December 16, 714 Jupille, near Liege 1
         Burial: 
 Cause of Death: 
          AFN #: 
                 

Parents
         Father: Ansegisel
         Mother: St. Begga

Spouses and Children
1. *Aupais
       Marriage: 
         Status: 
       Children:
                1. Charles Martel
                2. Grimoald

Notes
General:
"Byname Pepin of Herstal, ruler of the Franks (687-714), the first of the
great Carolingian mayors of the palace. Pepin established himself as mayor of
the palace in Austrasia after the death of Dagobert II in 679 and defended
its autonomy against Theodoric III of Neustria and Ebroin in 680 at Lucofao
(near Laon), Pepin gained his revenge on the Neustrians in 687 at Tertry (near
Peronne) and became the sole effective ruler of the Franks. He nevertheless
retained Theodoric III on the throne and after his death replaced him with
three successive Merovingian kings. After several years of warfare Pepin
defeated the Frisians on his northeastern border (689) and married his son
Grimoald to Theodelind, Daughter of the Frisian chief Radbod. He also forced
the Alemanni to recognize Frankish authority again and encouraged Christian
missionaries in Alemannia and Bavaria. Charles Martel was his son."

Encyclopedia Britannica

Sources


1 Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition, Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition.

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