Theuderic II

587 - 613

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Theuderic II (also spelled Theuderich, Theoderic or Theodoric; in French, Thierry) (587–613), king of Burgundy (595–613) and Austrasia (612–613), was the second son of Childebert II. At his father's death in 595, he received Guntram's kingdom of Burgundy, with its capital at Orléans, while his elder brother, Theudebert II, received their father's kingdom of Austrasia, with its capital at Metz. He also received the lordship of the cities (civitates) of Toulouse, Agen, Nantes, Angers, Saintes, Angoulême, Périgueux, Blois, Chartres, and Le Mans. During his minority, and later, he reigned under the guidance of his grandmother Brunhilda, evicted from Austrasia by his brother Theudebert II. In 596, Clotaire II, king of Neustria, and Fredegund, Clotaire's mother, took Paris, which was supposed to be held in common. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theuderic II has received more than 66,464 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Theuderic II is the 3,779th most popular politician (down from 3,674th in 2019), the 1,230th most popular biography from France (down from 1,201st in 2019) and the 304th most popular French Politician.

Theuderic II was most famous for being the first Merovingian king to be buried in the royal necropolis of Saint Denis.

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Among politicians, Theuderic II ranks 3,779 out of 15,710Before him are Rob Roy MacGregor, Pervez Musharraf, Norman Angell, Pribina, Mieszko II Lambert, and Fernando de la Rúa. After him are Wittiza, Gunnbjörn Ulfsson, Íñigo Arista of Pamplona, Ashraf Ghani, Alexander II of Scotland, and Paolo Lucio Anafesto.

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Among people born in 587, Theuderic II ranks 1After him is Suhayb ar-Rumi. Among people deceased in 613, Theuderic II ranks 2Before him is Brunhilda of Austrasia. After him is Sigebert II.

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Among people born in France, Theuderic II ranks 1,230 out of 5,234Before him are Jean Casimir-Perier (1847), Pierre Bergé (1930), Fromental Halévy (1799), Thibaud Gaudin (1229), Louis Vuitton (1821), and Léon Bonnat (1833). After him are Antoine, Duke of Montpensier (1824), Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois (1819), René II, Duke of Lorraine (1451), Aimé Bonpland (1773), Jean-Pierre Papin (1963), and Rosa Bonheur (1822).


Among politicians born in France, Theuderic II ranks 304Before him are Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville (1746), Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine (1609), Peter I, Duke of Bourbon (1311), Charles-Michel de l'Épée (1712), François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville (1818), and Jean Casimir-Perier (1847). After him are Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois (1819), René II, Duke of Lorraine (1451), Jules de Polignac (1780), James II of Majorca (1243), Gundobad (500), and Louis-Eugène Cavaignac (1802).