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Pepin II of Austrasia d'Heristal, Duke of Austrasia

Male 630 - 714  (84 years)


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  • Name Pepin II of Austrasia d'Heristal  [1
    Suffix Duke of Austrasia 
    Born 630  Heristal, Leige, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID 9C3X-F7M 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9C3X-F7M 
    Died 16 Dec 714  Jupile On The Muse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Duke of Austrasia

      http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedlkup.php/n=royal?royal05612

      Pippin, incorrectly called "of Herstal," assumed leadership of the great nobles of Austrasia in 679 after engineering the death of King DagabertII.
      He led the nobles to victory at Tertry in 687, the fall of theMerovingian. He also defeated the Frisians and the Alamanni.

      http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps04/ps04_305.htm

      The first of the great Carolingian Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia. Ruler
      of the Franks in 687, he managed, through the Battle of Tertry in 687, to
      unite Neustria and Austrasia under his own "puppet" Merovingian king.
      But the power struggles in northern Gaul seriously weakened the power
      of the merovingians and their mayors. The Aquitanians had their own
      Duke; the "Patricius" of Provence was for all practical purposes an
      independent ruler.; the aristocrats of Burgundy paid little attention to the Franks in the north.34

      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 Ebroon, Theodoric's mayor of the palace. Defeated by
      Ebroon in 680 at Lucofao (near Laon), Pepin gained his revenge on the
      Neustrians in 687 at Tertry (near Pironne) and became 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.


      The first of the Carolingian dynasty to hold the office of Mayor of the Palace. By the seventh century, Merovingian kings had no effective power. Instead, the Mayor of the Palace, spokesman at the king's court for the landholders in Neustria, Austrasia and Burgundy, held the real power.
    Person ID I2848  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Saint Doda (Begue ), Saint Begga,   b. 613, Landen, Leige, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 693, Ardenne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F781  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Plectrud,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Drogo of Champagne, Duke of Champagne,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Grimoald II of Austrasia, Mayor of Austrasia,   d. 656
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F782  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elphide (Alpaida)(Chalpaida),   b. Abt 654, Heristal, Liege, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 705, Orp-le-Grand, Brabant, Vosges, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Children 
     1. Charles The Hammer of Austrasia Martel, Mayor of Palace, King of Franks,   b. 688, Herstal, Now in Li├Ęge, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 741, Ciersy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     2. Childebrand of Austrasia,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F779  Group Sheet

  • 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).