Mayor Grimoald De Landen AUSTRASIA
- Born: 10 Jun 620-628, Aix-La-Chapelle, , France
- Died: 656, , Austrasia, France
Another name for Grimoald was AUSTRASIA Mayor.
Ancestral File Number: 9GC9-BC.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol IV, p744, Grimoald: "Died 656, Austrasian Mayor of the Palace in the mid-7th century, son of Pepin I of Landen."
Vol II, p582, Carolingians: "Grimoald, after succeeding Pepin as mayor, was assassinated, together with his son and with Ansegisel, in 656 for plotting against the Merovingians..."
The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk IV, The Dark Ages, Ch XIX, The Decline of the West, Sec III, France, p460: "...Clo- taire's son King Dagobert (628-639) checked for a time the power of the `major domus'...however [says chronicler Fredegar] `he had three queens and a host of concubines' and was `a slave to incontinence.' Under his negligent successors,the `rois faineants' or do-nothing kings, power passed again to the mayor of the palace..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 9GC9-BC Grimoald De LANDEN Born/Died 10 Jun ?1786, Ver 4.10 Born Abt 620.