Clovis I by Kathryn Smith

Clovis I by Kathryn Smith

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  • Clovis I is the king of the Franks and considered the founding father of Merovingian dynasty. Clovis's system, and military strategy, improved the regions of Gaul.
  • Clovis was a barbarian and his rise to power was in 476 CE the overthrow of emperor Romulus, Augustus. The barbarians conquered Gaul and established part of the fallen Rome and created a tribe.
  • Clovis' father Childeric was the king of the Germanic tribe died in 481 CE so Clovis took over at the age 15 and was well prepared by his father for this day to come. When Clovis became 20 he put and end to the last Roman emperor, Syagrius
  • In 486 CE Clovis fought Syagrius and defeated him at the Battle of Soissons. King Alaric I surrendered to Clovis since he didn't wasn't to have war. When Sygarius returned to Soissons he was executed.
  • In 503 CE Clovis changes into a Christian since he thought this would be very helpful to him. According to Gregory the tour, Clovis' change to Christianity was because of his marriage to his wife, the Burgundian princess Clotilde, the daughter of Chilperic.
  • Clovis still continued his war with the Visigoths and ended up meeting each other at the Battle of Vouille in 507 CE. Clovis had defeated the Visigoths' king, Alaric II.
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