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1. Clotaire I "le Vieux" King of Soissons and King of the Franks

Arnégonde 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 515
  • Marriage (1): Clotaire I "le Vieux" King of Soissons and King of the Franks
  • Died: 573 about age 58
  • Buried: Saint-Denis Basilica, Paris, (Île-de-France), Neustria, France

   Other names for Arnégonde were Aregund and Arnegunde.

  Research Notes:

According to Ancestral Roots, Line 240A (Clotaire I), Arnégonde was his 2nd wife, sister of his first wife Ingonde. According to Wikipedia, fourth wife of Clotaire I, sister of his fourth wife, Ingund.

Source Wikipedia - Chlothar I - Aregund was Clotaire's 4th wife, sister of Ingund (Clotaire's 3rd wife).

From Wikipedia - Aregund :

Aregund, Aregunda, Arnegund, Aregonda, or Arnegonda was the wife of Clotaire I , king of the Franks , and the mother of Chilperic I of Neustria . She was the sister of Ingund , one of Clotaire's other wives. She lived during the sixth century.

Her sepulchre , among dozens of others, was discovered in 1959 in the Saint Denis Basilica by archaeologist Michel Fleury . It contained remarkably well-preserved clothing items and jewellery , which were used to identify her.

In an episode of the television series, Digging for the Truth , aired in May 2006, host Josh Bernstein arranged a DNA test of a sample of her remains to see if it showed any Middle Eastern characteristics. It did not. This was meant to disprove the notion put forwards by the Da Vinci Code that the Merovingians were descended from Jesus, though it should be noted Aregund was merely married into the dynasty, not a blood descendant- so presumably the results of this test are irrelevant. Some also claim that based on studies the burial could not have been done around the time of Aregund's death but likely dates from decades later and the remains were of a woman (?)than Aregund was supposed to have been.

Erlande-Brandenburg, Alain, "Saint-Denis Cathedral", Editions Quest-France, Rennes, n.d.

Arnégonde married Clotaire I "le Vieux" King of Soissons and King of the Franks, son of Clovis I King of the Franks and Clotilde Queen of the Franks. (Clotaire I "le Vieux" King of Soissons and King of the Franks was born in 497 in Soissons, (Aisne, Picardy), Neustria, France, died on 23 Nov 561 and was buried in Abbey of Saint-Medard, Soissons, (Aisne, Picardy), Neustria, France.)


1 Weis, Frederick Lewis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr; William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, eds, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (8th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2008.), Line 240A-4 (Clotaire I).

2, Aregund.


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