Pepin , II, King of the Franks
Sex: MIndividual InformationBirth: Christening: Death: December 16, 714 Jupille, near Liege 1 Burial: Cause of Death: AFN #:
ParentsFather: Ansegisel Mother: St. Begga
Spouses and Children1. *Aupais Marriage: Status: Children: 1. Charles Martel 2. Grimoald
"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."
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1 Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition, Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition.