Theuderic I

485 - 534

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Theuderic I (c. 485 – 533/4) was the Merovingian king of Metz, Rheims, or Austrasia—as it is variously called—from 511 to 533 or 534. He was the son of Clovis I and one of his earlier wives or concubines (possibly a Franco-Rhenish Princess, Evochildis of Cologne). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theuderic I has received more than 110,060 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Theuderic I is the 1,711th most popular politician (down from 1,481st in 2019), the 641st most popular biography from France (down from 548th in 2019) and the 146th most popular French Politician.

Theuderic I, or Theudebert I, was the king of Austrasia from 533 to his death in 548. He was the son of Clotaire I and Ingunda. His sister was Theudechild. Theuderic is most famous for his military campaigns in the Byzantine Empire. He made a treaty with Justinian I, the emperor of Byzantium, which allowed him to send troops to aid in the Byzantine's fight against the Sassanid Empire.

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Among politicians, Theuderic I ranks 1,711 out of 15,710Before him are Faustina the Younger, Hoshea, Celâl Bayar, Chilperic II, Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria, and Attalus I. After him are Horik I, Bernhard von Bülow, Corazon Aquino, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Suleyman Shah, and Symon Petliura.

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Among people born in 485, Theuderic I ranks 1 Among people deceased in 534, Theuderic I ranks 1After him are Anthemius of Tralles, Athalaric, Cerdic of Wessex, Godomar II, and Marcellinus Comes.

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Among people born in France, Theuderic I ranks 641 out of 5,234Before him are Jean Dubuffet (1901), Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646), Lucien Febvre (1878), Jean-Jacques Annaud (1943), Gaston Leroux (1868), and Michel Legrand (1932). After him are Jean-Henri Fabre (1823), René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683), Marin Marais (1656), Oenomaus (-105), Louis Auguste Blanqui (1805), and Paul Doumer (1857).


Among politicians born in France, Theuderic I ranks 146Before him are Albert Lebrun (1871), Peter IV of Aragon (1319), Elisa Bonaparte (1777), Pasquale Paoli (1725), Charles-Henri Sanson (1739), and Françoise Marie de Bourbon (1677). After him are Paul Doumer (1857), Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (1528), Magnentius (303), Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), Caroline Bonaparte (1782), and Gnaeus Pompeius Trogus (-90).