Austrasia

Austrasia or Austrasia (from the Latin names: Austrasia or oyster) described the eastern part of the Frankish Empire in contrast to Neustria ( the Western Empire ). It can be termed as the cradle of the Carolingians.

History

Austrasia (ie land to the east) was since the death of Clovis I in 511 to Pippin the Younger mostly an independent part Frankish kingdom first with its capital Reims and Metz later. Initially, this kingdom was therefore referred to as Empire of Metz until the name Austrasia prevailed from 584. The area included the Frankish areas around the Rhine, Meuse and Moselle Metz and next to the places Reims, Cologne and Trier, to the territories of the defeated Germanic tribes: in the first part of king Theodoric I. initially only Alemannia, and later Thuringia and Bavaria.

Under the Austrasian king Dagobert I was born in the Rhine Franconian area early 7th century the Ripuaria Lex ( Lex Ribuaria ), which includes a collection of Latin texts of the laws Rhine francs.

After re- unification under the Carolingians in the 8th century disappeared the names of Austrasia and Neustria from history. The new Reich divisions among the descendants of Charlemagne arose in the 9th century, the new Eastern Frankish kingdoms and western France.

Kings of Austrasia

1 Austrasian dynasty

  • 511-533 Theodoric I.
  • 533-548 Theudebert I
  • 548-555 Theudebald

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  • 555-561 Chlothar I ( in personal union )

2 Austrasian dynasty

  • 561-575 Sigebert I.
  • 575-596 Childebert II
  • 596-612 Theudebert II
  • 612-613 Theodoric II ( in personal union )
  • 613-613 Sigebert II ( in personal union )

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  • 613-623 Chlothar II ( in personal union )
  • 623-634 Dagobert I. ( Under King, from 629 in personal union )

3 Austrasian dynasty

  • 634-656 Sigebert III. ( Sub- king, king from 639 )
  • 656-661 Childebertus adoptivus

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  • 661-662 Clotaire III. ( in personal union )

3 Austrasian dynasty

Usurper

  • 675-676 Clovis of Austrasia

3 Austrasian dynasty

  • 676-679 Dagobert II

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  • 679-691 Theodoric III. ( in personal union )
  • 691-695 Clovis III. ( in personal union )
  • 695-711 Childebert III. ( in personal union )
  • 711-715 Dagobert III. ( in personal union )

Autonomy in the interregnum

  • 716-717 Charles Martel (as house Meier )

Usurper

  • 717-719 Clotaire IV

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  • 719-720 Chilperic II ( in personal union )
  • 721-737 Theodoric IV ( in personal union )

Interregnum in the total range

  • 737-741 Charles Martel (as house Meier )

Autonomy in the interregnum

  • 741-743 Carloman

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House Meier Austrasia

  • ? - 548 Parthemius
  • ? -? ?
  • 576-581 Gogo
  • 581-585 Wandalenus
  • ? -? ?
  • 595 -? Protadus
  • ? - 600 Claudius
  • 600 -? Gundulf
  • ? - 612 Landerich
  • 612-613 Warnachar
  • 613-616 Rado
  • 616-623 Hugo Chulus
  • 623-632 Pippin I.
  • 632-639 Ansegisel
  • 638-639 Pippin I ( 2nd time)
  • 639-642 Otto
  • 642-656 Grimoald the Elder
  • 656-656 Erchinoald
  • 656-660 Ebroin
  • 660-675 Wulfoald
  • 675-675 Leudesius
  • 675-678 Wulfoald ( 2nd time)
  • 678-680 Martin
  • 680-680 Waratto
  • 680-684 Gisilmar
  • 684-686 Waratto ( 2nd time)
  • 686-687 Berchar
  • 687-714 Pepin II the Middle
  • 688-695 or 697 Drogo
  • 69? - 7? Norbert
  • 714-715 Theudoald (de jure )
  • 715-741 Charles Martel, since 718 House Meier in the overall realm of the Franks
  • 741-747 Carloman
  • 747-751 Pippin III. the Younger ( also called the Short )

In 751 Pippin was the king choose and managed at the same time the office of mayor of the palace from.

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