Saint Clothilde de Bourgogne
Born: Abt 475, Bourgogne, France
Married 492 or 93, Rheims, Marne, Loirt-Atlantique, France, to Clovis I "The Great" King of the Franks
Died: 3 Jun 548, Tours, Ingre-et-Loire, France
St. Clotilde (c. 474- 548) and her husband King Clovis (c. 466-511) founded the Merovingian dynasty, which ruled the Franks for over 200 years. They were married in 492 or 493, and she converted him to Christianity in 496.
Saint Clothilde "The Holy" de Bourgogne|
When Clovis died, Clotilde retired to Tours. Her sons' quarrels caused her great sorrow. She died at the tomb of St. Martin of Tours and was buried in Sainte-Genevieve in Paris, a church that she and Clovis founded. St. Clotilde at prayer was a popular theme in Medieval art.