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Chlothar II

584 - 629

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Chlothar II, sometime called "the Young" (French: le Jeune), (May/June 584 – 18 October 629) was king of the Franks, ruling Neustria (584-629), Burgundy (613-629) and Austrasia (613-623). The son of Chilperic I and his third wife, Fredegund, he started his reign as an infant under the regency of his mother, who was in an uneasy alliance with Chlothar's uncle King Guntram of Burgundy, who died in 592. Chlothar took power upon the death of his mother in 597; though rich, his realm was one of the smallest portions of Francia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chlothar II has received more than 289,036 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Chlothar II is the 1,068th most popular politician (up from 1,120th in 2019).

Chlothar II is most famous for being the king of the Franks from 628-639. He was the son of Dagobert I and the father of Dagobert II.

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Among politicians, Chlothar II ranks 1,068 out of 15,577Before him are Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Creon, Queen Paola of Belgium, Saud of Saudi Arabia, Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor, and Shoshenq I. After him are Sigismund I the Old, Adolphe Thiers, Himiko, Yulia Tymoshenko, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, and Ariq Böke.

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Among people born in 584, Chlothar II ranks 1 Among people deceased in 629, Chlothar II ranks 2Before him is Zayd ibn Harithah. After him are Halimah bint Abi Dhuayb, Zainab bint Muhammad, Ja'far ibn Abi Talib, Shahrbaraz, 'Abd Allah ibn Rawahah, Khosrow III, Al-A'sha, and Eochaid Buide.

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