St. Arnulf, Bishop of Metz

St. Arnulf, Bishop of Metz

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: Cir 580 near Nancy, France 1
          Death: August 16, 640 2
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         Father: Bodegeisel II
         Mother: Oda

Spouses and Children
1. *Dode (Clothilde)
                1. Ansegisel
                2. St. Clodulf, Bishop of Metz

A Frankish noble, Arnulf gave distinguished service at the Austrasian court
under Theudebert II (595-612) but in 613 with Pepin, led the aristocratic
opposition to Brunhild that led to her downfall and to the reunification of
Frankish lands under Chlotar II. About the same year he became Bishop.
From 623, again with Pepin, now mayor of the Austrasian palace, Arnulf was
advisor to Dagobert I, before retiring (629?) to become a hermit. Arnulf's
son Ansegisel married Pepin's daughter Begga; the son of this marriage,
Pepin II, was Charlemagne's great-grandfather."

Encyclopedia Britannica


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

2 Ancestral Roots, Frederick Weis, (Seventh Edition 1992,1993 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, Maryland ISBN 0-8063-1207-6). 163.

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