Clovis II (in France Clovis II. Le Fainéant , where the nickname means The Lazy ; * 634 , † around October 11, 657 ) was a Frankish king from the Merovingian family . He ruled from January 20, 639 until his death.
Clovis was the younger of the two sons of King Dagobert I. His brother Sigibert III, who was four years older . came from an illegitimate relationship with Dagobert, while Clovis was a son of Queen Nantechild , who had married Dagobert in 629. Dagobert's succession plan stipulated that the Austrasian part of the empire should fall to Sigibert, Neustria and Burgundy to Clovis. In accordance with this provision, the only four-year-old Clovis was raised to king by the neustrian and Burgundian greats after the death of his father, who had entered on January 19, 639. January 20th was considered to be the beginning of government. The government was initially headed by his mother Nantechild, who first worked with the houseman Aegas and after his death (641) with his successor Erchinoald .
Clovis II died at the age of 23 around October 11, 657. Like his father, he was buried in Saint-Denis . He was succeeded by his son Chlothar.
Clovis and his brother are considered to be one of the first "lazy kings" who shaped the image of the late Merovingian dynasty.
- Eugen Ewig : The Merovingians and the Franconian Empire. 4th supplemented edition, Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2001, ISBN 3-17-017044-9 , pp. 146-149
- Margarete Weidemann: On the chronology of the Merovingians in the 7th and 8th centuries. In: Francia 25/1 (1998), pp. 177–230, here: pp. 183–193 ( digitized version )
- For the dating see Margarete Weidemann: Zur Chronologie der Merowinger im 7. und 8. Century. In: Francia 25/1 1998 pp. 177–230, here: pp. 190–193.
- For the dating see Margarete Weidemann: Zur Chronologie der Merowinger im 7. und 8. Century. In: Francia 25/1 1998 pp. 177–230, here: p. 190.
King of the Franks / Part of Neustria and Burgundy
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Clovis II.|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Merovingian king in the Frankish empire|
|DATE OF BIRTH||634|
|DATE OF DEATH||at October 11, 657|