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Charles Martel, [Mayor/Palace]

Charles Martel, [Mayor/Palace]

Male Abt 688 - 741  (~ 53 years)

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  • Name Charles Martel 
    Suffix [Mayor/Palace] 
    Born Abt 688  of, Heristal, Liege, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Oct 741  Quierzy, Aisne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptized (LDS) 30 Nov 1926 
    Endowed (LDS) 27 Jan 1927 
    Notes 
    • !Colonial and Revolutionary Lineages of America (973 D2ah) Vol. 2

      After the death of his father there was a period of anarchy. His nephews, grandchildren of Plectrude, were proclaimed rulers and Charles was thrown into prison. Austrasia (eastern portion of France) and Neustria (western France) were still separate. He escaped and defeated the Neustrians at Ambleve in 716 and at Vincy the following year. He also took the title of mayor of the palace of Austrasia, thus uniting the northern part of the country. In 719 he forced Duke Odo of Aquitaine to recognize his suzerainty. He also became renowned for his victories over the Moors. They had conquered Spain in 711 and later crosse the Pyrenees and advanced on Gaul as far as Tours. His brilliant victory, in Oct 732, over the Moors ended the last of the Arab invasion and led to his bein called Martel (the Hammer). He then took the offensive against them in souther France. His victories over the Germans resulted in the annexation of Frisia, the end of the duchy of Bavaria, intervention in Bavaria and the payment of tribute by the Saxons. Pope Gregory III attempted to gain his aid against the Lombards but was unsuccessful. For a few years before his death there was no king of the Merovingian line, and in 741 he divided the kingdom between his two sons as though he were master of the realm.
      !Md. 2) Swanhilda or Sunhilde or Sonichilde, princess and dutchess of Franks in 725; 3) concubine; 4) Chunehild; 5) Piltrude; 6) Galiana; 7) concubine; 8) concubine.
      Keiser und Koenig Hist Ahen zu Karl der Grossen, Germ FH G94, p. 28.

      Royal Ancestors of Some LDS Families, by Michael L. Call, Chart 601, 602,....

      !Royal Ancestors of Some LDS Families by Michel L. Call, F.G.sheet # 413 and 105.

      Ancestry and Progeny of Captain James Blount - Inmigrant. by Robert Ffafman p. E- 30, # 28.
      Frist married Rotrou of Treves, daughter of Leutwinus, St Lievin, Bishop of Treves, who was the son of Cout Warimus and wife Kunga, sister of Bogin, Bishop of Treves. "Martel" was actuallu an apt nickname meaning "Hammer".
    Person ID I4557  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 5 Oct 1999 

    Father Pepin II D' Heristal, [Mayor/Palace],   b. Abt 635, of, Heristal, Liege, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 714, Jupile, on the Muse Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Alpaide Or Chalpaida,   b. Abt 654, of, Heristal, Liege, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 687 
    Sealed P (LDS) 15 Oct 1937 
    Family ID F2141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Chrotrudis (Rotrou) Duchess of Austrasia,   b. Abt 690, of, Treves, , Austrasia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 724  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Sealed S (LDS) 2 Feb 1954 
    Children 
    +1. Carloman Prince of Franks, [Duke/Brenard],   b. Abt 712, Austrasia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 755  (Age ~ 43 years)
    +2. Pepin III King of Franks, [The Short],   b. 714, Austrasia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 768, St. Denis, , , France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Childtrude or Hiltrude Dutchess of Bavaria,   b. Abt 716, Austrasia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 754  (Age ~ 38 years)
    Family ID F2192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 688 - of, Heristal, Liege, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Oct 741 - Quierzy, Aisne, France Link to Google Earth
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