Pépin "le bref" Carolingien Re des Francs
- Born: 714, Jupille, Austrasia, France 491
- Marriage: Bertrada de Laon 160
- Died: 24 Sep 768, St. Denis-Le-Fermnot, Pairs, Seine, France at age 54 491
- Buried: église de l'abbaye royale de Saint Denis 491
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 50:12, 190:12, Called "The Short". Mayor of Palace in Austrasia. He deposed the last of the Merovingian "do nothing" kings and became himself the first king of the Franks of the second race. He married Berthe, daughter of Charibert, count of Laon. 160
Information about this person:
• Death. 162
He died of dropsy in Paris at the close of the Aquitanian War, which he had waged with William, Duke of Aquitania, for nine successive years,
• Background Information.
He succeeded his father as Mayor of Neustria, with control over Burgundy, Provence, and the Moselle Region, in 741. He was Mayor of the Palace in Neustria, Frankish Kingdom, between 21 October 741 and 751. He deposed the merovingian king, Childeric III, and crowned King of the Franks by Saint Boniface in November 751. He was the 8th King of all Franks between November 751 and 768.
• Southworth connection. 157
Carloman became a monk and lived in Rome. In 752, Pepin was crowned, and he later died in 768. He united in his person all the qualities of heart and spirit which make great kings. He contributed to the progress of religion, he favored missionaries, he was the protector of the Holy See, and the creator of its temporal power. He married Bertha or Bertrade, daughter of Caribert, count of Leon. Their son was Charlemagne.
~A Genealogy of the Southworths (Southards)..., pg. 434
• Web Reference: Les carolingiens. 180
• Web Reference: From Wikisource: The Catholic Encyclopedia Pepin the Short .
Pépin married Bertrada de Laon, daughter of Charibert comté de Laon and Unknown.160 (Bertrada de Laon was born about 720 in Laon, Aisne and died in 783 in Choisy-au-Bac 160.)