Duke Marcomir of the Franks
(Abt 347-404)
Duchess of the Franks
(Abt 351-)
Duke Genebald of the Franks
(Abt 354-Abt 419)
Dutchess of the Franks
(Abt 358-)
Pharamond, First King of the Salian Franks
(Abt 370-427)
Queen Argotta of the Franks
(Abt 376-)
Clodio "Long Haired", King of the Salian Franks
(Abt 395-455)


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Basina de Thuringia

Clodio "Long Haired", King of the Salian Franks

  • Born: Abt 395, Westphalia, Germany
  • Marriage: Basina de Thuringia
  • Died: 455 about age 60
  • Buried: Cambray

bullet  General Notes:

Marriage: Unknown
Died: 447
General Notes:
Semi-legendary King of the Salian Franks and father of Merovech, founder of the Merovingian Dynasty. Called ", the Long Hair" or ", the Hairy" because of the length of his hair. From then on the Merovingians were called the "Long Haired Kings" and the cutting of a king's hair represented his loss of royal power. According to legend his father was Pharamond (r.409-426), the first King of the Salian Franks after the departure of the Romans from Gaul. In history, Clodio was probably real. He lived in Thuringian territory, and ruled at the same time as the semi-legendary kings Theudemer and Richemer. All that is known of his reign is that he took the town of Cambrai from the Romans. He was succeeded by his semi-legendary son Merovech. (Unlike Merovech and Clodio, Childeric I, Merovech's son, was very real and cannot be considered fictional.)
Noted events in his life were:
• Acceded: 426. King of the Salian Franks


Clodio married Basina de Thuringia. (Basina de Thuringia was born in 438.)


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