Childebert the Adopted

650 - 662

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Childebert III the Adopted (Childebertus Adoptivus) was a Frankish king.Childebert was a son of the Mayor of the Palace Grimoald the Elder. He was thus a grandson of Pepin of Landen.He was adopted by King Sigebert III and Queen Chimnechild.When Sigebert III died in 656, Grimoald had Sigebert’s biological son Dagobert II tonsured and sent him to an Irish monastery and then proclaimed Childebert king of Austrasia.Grimoald, Childebert and Ansegisel (who had married the daughter of Pepin of Landen) were finally seized and turned over to the king of Neustria, Clovis II, who had them killed. There are two differing accounts of his death, however. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Childebert the Adopted has received more than 61,400 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Childebert the Adopted is the 3,650th most popular politician (down from 3,571st in 2019).

Childebert the adopted is most famous for his conversion to Christianity. He was the son of Clovis I and his wife, Clotilda.

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Among politicians, Childebert the Adopted ranks 3,650 out of 15,577Before him are Antiochus XI Epiphanes, Tudḫaliya IV, Godigisel, Sultan Husayn, Lee Hsien Loong, and Shirkuh. After him are Mihailo Obrenović, Pekahiah, Al-Hakam I, Jani Beg, Chlothar IV, and Vladimir Voronin.

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Among people born in 650, Childebert the Adopted ranks 8Before him are Pope Sergius I, Pope Sisinnius, Chlothar III, Dagobert II, Abd al-Rahman ibn Abd Allah al-Ghafiqi, and Odo the Great. After him are Jindeok of Silla, Abdallah ibn Sa'd, Bojang of Goguryeo, Rupert of Salzburg, Ebroin, and Abdullah ibn Ja'far. Among people deceased in 662, Childebert the Adopted ranks 2Before him is Maximus the Confessor. After him are Ansegisel, Godepert, and Ka'b ibn Zuhayr.

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