Fredegund of Soissons

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Children with:
Chilperic I of the Soissons King of the Franks

Children:
Chlothar II King of the Franks
Fredegund of Soissons
  • Born: Abt 543, Paris, Seine, France
  • Married to Chilperic I of the Soissons King of the Franks
  • Died: Abt 597, Paris, Seine, France

    Fredegunde , c. 545597, Frankish queen. The mistress of King Chilperic I of Neustria, she became his wife after inducing him to murder his wife Galswintha (567). Fredegunde and Brunhilda, Galswintha's sister and wife of King Sigebert I of Austrasia, were among the leading figures in the long war (561613) between the Frankish kingdoms of Neustria and Austrasia. Fredegunde procured the deaths of Sigebert I and of her own stepchildren. After Chilperic's murder (584) she acted as regent for her son Clotaire II.

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