Pepin Mayor of Herstal

Male, #8320, (circa 635 - 16 Dec 714)
Father*Ansegisel (s 605 - )
Mother*Begga (s 605 - b 675)
Birth*circa 635 Pepin was born circa 635. 
Marriage* He married Mistress of Pepin
Birth of Son688 His son Mayor Charles Martel was born in 688. 
Death*16 Dec 714 He died at Jupille (near Liège), Belgium, on 16 Dec 714. 
Biography* Pepin II, byname PEPIN OF HERSTAL, French PÉPIN D'HÉRISTAL (d. Dec. 16, 714, Jupille, near Liège [now in Belgium]), ruler of the Franks (687-714), the first of the great Carolingian mayors of the palace. The son of Begga and Ansegisel, who were, respectively, the daughter of Pepin I and the son of Bishop Arnulf of Metz, Pepin established himself as mayor of the palace in Austrasia after the death of Dagobert II in 679 and defended its autonomy against Theodoric III of Neustria and Ebroïn, Theodoric's mayor of the palace. Defeated by Ebroïn in 680 at Lucofao (near Laon), Pepin gained his revenge on the Neustrians in 687 at Tertry (near Péronne) and became sole effective ruler of the Franks. He nevertheless retained Theodoric III on the throne and after his death replaced him with three successive Merovingian kings. After several years of warfare Pepin defeated the Frisians on his northeastern border (689) and married his son Grimoald to Theodelind, daughter of the Frisian chief Radbod. He also forced the Alemanni to recognize Frankish authority again and encouraged Christian missionaries in Alemannia and Bavaria. Charles Martel was his son. Source: "Pepin II" Britannica Online. [Accessed 10 February 1998]. 


Mistress of Pepin (say 637 - )
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Last Edited1 Jan 2012