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Saint Arnold (St.Arnulf ) of Metz de Heristal, Bishop of Metz

Saint Arnold (St.Arnulf ) of Metz de Heristal, Bishop of Metz[1, 2]

Male 582 - 640  (58 years)

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  • Name Arnold (St.Arnulf ) of Metz de Heristal  [1
    Prefix Saint 
    Suffix Bishop of Metz 
    Born 13 Aug 582  Heristal, Austrasia, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Arnoul or Arnoulf 
    Died 16 Aug 640  Metz, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Metz, Moselle, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • There is a lot of confusion about Saint Arnold (St. Arnulf)'s parents. I have included two possible ones thus giving him two sets of parents until we can get things better straitened out.

      A good source for Bodegisel II of France is: 'Royalty for Commoners', Roderick W. Stuart, 1993, p 129. 'Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants', Langston & Buck, 1986, p cv.

      There seems to be more agreement on Ode (Dode) being his mother than any other.

      See Europäisch Stammtafeln Band I tafel 2.

      http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedlkup.php/n=royal?royal5610

      http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=259

      St. Arnulf
      «u»Feastday: «/u» July 18
      640

      Bishop and member of the court of the Frankish king Theodebert II of Austrasia, sometimes called Arnuiph or Arnulf of Metz. A noble, Arnulf married Doda, and their son was Ansegisel. Ansegisel married Beggia, the daughter of Pepin of Landen, starting the Carolingian dynasty of France. Doda became a nun, and Arnulf made plans to enter a monastery but was named the «u»bishop <http://www.catholic.org/encyclopedia/view.php?id=1918>«/u» of Nletz around 616. He continued his court services, making Clotaire of Neustria the king of Austrasia. He also served as counselor to Dagobert, King Clotaire's son. In 626, Arnulf retired to a hermitage at Remiremont, France.


      http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps04/ps04_307.htm

      Arnulf's wife (and mother of Duke Ansgise) was Dode (Clothilde); she became a nun at Treves in 612, the same year
      that Arnulf became Bishop of Metz. Arnulf and Dode were married about 596.{-Arnulf's ancestry is from Frederick L.
      Weis, "Ancestral Roots..."(1950); there are several alternate ancestries known (see notes, Chart 297H)} Arnulf was
      buried at Hadendum an der Mozel, and later at St. Arnulf's Church at Metz. He died at Horenberg Monastery,
      Wasenwald. The birth date shown here is approximate. [See also ID2589!] Arnulf was Mayor of the Palace and tutor of
      Dagobert, hence a courtier of high standing in the Austrasian palace. He decided to become a monk at Lerins; his wife
      took the vow and he was about to retire to the monastery when he wa made bishop, about 616. A few years before his
      death he resigned and retired to the monastery. His feast-day is July 18.

      His feast day is July 18.

      He was formerly thought to belong to the
      family of Ansbertus, a Gallo-Roman Senator, but according to Kelley
      this has been disproved. It was apparently his wife who belonged to
      that family.

      http://gatekeepkey.org/ArnulfSaint_599.htm
    Person ID I10849  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Father Bodegeisel II of France, Gov. of Aquitaine,   b. Abt 560,   d. 588, Carthage Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Mother Oda (Chrodoare) of Savoy,   b. Abt 560,   d. Abt 634  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Family ID F551616904  Group Sheet

    Father Ausbert, SENATOR OF THE MOSELLE,   b. Abt 536, Old Saxony Co., DEU Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 570  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Mother Saint Bertha, Princess of Paris, Queen of Kent,   b. 539, Paris, Seine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 612, Canterbury, Kingdom of Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F4864  Group Sheet

    Family Oda of Saxony de Savoy, Nun at Treves,   b. Abt 584, Old Saxony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 612, Trèves, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married Bef 582 
    Children 
     1. Anchises (Ansegisel),   b. 602, Austrasia, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 629, Andene Monastery Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     2. Saint Clodulphe (St Clodulphe) Metz, Bishop of Metz,   b. Abt 615, Austrasia, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 690, Metz, Austrasia, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     3. Martin,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F4865  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).

    2. [S421] Laurence Gardner, Bloodline of the Holy Grail.