He was the son of the Frankish king Childebert III. († 711). When he took office (probably in February) 711 Dagobert III. by ripuarischem law still a minor. The real power was in the hands of Pippin the Middle . It was not yet so far that the appointment of a real Merovingian could not be dispensed with. His politically unstable reign was marked by arguments between Plectrudis , Karl Martell and Raganfrid . Dagobert died early; his son Theuderich IV. , to whom the successor was actually due, was passed over, but Chilperic II was appointed.
- Felix Dahn : Dagobert III, Merovingian Frankish king . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 47, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1903, p. 611 f.
- Felix Dahn: The Great Migration. Kaiser Verlag, Klagenfurt 1997.
- Felix Dahn: The Franks. Emil Vollmer Verlag, Wiesbaden 1999.
- Eugen Ewig : The Merovingians and the Franconian Empire (= Kohlhammer-Urban pocket books. Vol. 392). 4th, supplemented edition. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart et al. 2001, ISBN 3-17-017044-9 .
- Reinhard Schneider : Election and elevation of the king in the early Middle Ages. Investigations into the succession of the Lombards and Merovingians (= monographs on the history of the Middle Ages. Vol. 3). Anton Hirsemann, Stuttgart 1972, ISBN 3-7772-7203-5 (also: Berlin, Free University, habilitation paper, 1970/1971).
- Karl Ferdinand Werner : The origins of France up to the year 1000 (= dtv 4653 dtv science ). Deutscher Taschenbuch-Verlag, Munich 1995, ISBN 3-423-04653-8 .
King of the Franks and Burgundians
711–715 / 716
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Merovingian Frankish King (711–715)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||699|
|DATE OF DEATH||between September 3, 715 and February 29, 716|