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Unformatted text preview: Clothar I - ∙ Youngest son of Clovis, ruled all Frankish lands after his brothers' deaths (558- 62). At his death, another four-fold division occurred among the leading members of the Frankish Merovingian family. Austrasia - ∙ Ancient Frankish lands straddling the Rhine. Sigibert - ∙ Merovingian family member, offspring of Clothar's generation, received Austrasia in 562. Neustria - ∙ 'New lands', conquered after Clovis' ascent, in Northern, Western Gaul. Chilperic - ∙ Sigibert's brother, received Neustria, 562. Guntram - ∙ Descendent of Clothar, received Burgundy in 562. Brunhilde - ∙ Visigothic princess, wife of Sigibert of Austrasia. Chilperic married her sister Galswintha, but murdered her shortly thereafter, provoking Sigibert's ire. Became regent for Childebert and real ruler of Austrasia. Chilperic died in 595, leaving Brunhilde as sole ruler of Childebert and real ruler of Austrasia....
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