Clodio "Long Haired", King of the Salian Franks
(Abt 395-455)
Basina de Thuringia
Merovech, King of the Salian Franks
(Abt 415-457)
Queen Verica of the Franks
(Abt 419-)
Childeric I, King of the Salian Franks


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Queen Basina of the Franks

Childeric I, King of the Salian Franks

  • Born: 436, Westphalia, Germany
  • Marriage: Queen Basina of the Franks
  • Died: 26 Nov 481 at age 45

bullet  General Notes:

Born: Cir 437
Marriage: Basina
Died: 481 at age 44
General Notes:
Childeric succeeded his semi-legendary father Merovech as king of the Salian Franks of northern Gaul in 456, during Roman times. He became infatuated with the daughters of his subjects, who were so incensed about this that they forced him to give up the throne. He discovered that they intended to assassinate him, and he fled to Thuringia, leaving a close friend and telling him to send him a message when Childeric could return to his kingdom. Childeric took refuge with Bisinus, King of the Thuringian Franks, and his wife Basina. The king elected by the Franks was cruel, and soon after Childeric was re-called to his kingdom by his friend, and was restored to the throne. Once Bisinus and Childeric were both kings, Basina deserted her husband and went to live with Childeric, who married her and had a son Clovis. After a battle with Odoacer, King of the Saxons (and conquerer of the Western Roman Empire, 476), at Orleans, Childeric and the Saxon king made a peace treaty and together subdued the Alamanni, who had invaded a part of Italy. In 481 Childeric died and was succeeded by Clovis, his son by Basina.
Noted events in his life were:
• Acceded: 456. King of the Salian Franks


Childeric married Queen Basina of the Franks. (Queen Basina of the Franks was born in 438-440 in Thuringia, Germany and died after 470.)


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