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Chlothar I (or Clotaire I) (c. 497 –
On the death of his father in 511, he received, as his share
of the kingdom, the town of
He was the chief instigator of the murder of his brother
Chlodomer's children in 524, and his share of the spoils consisted of the
He also ruled over the greater part of
Chlothar's first marriage was to Guntheuc, widow of his own brother Chlodomer, sometime around 524. They had no children.
His second marriage, which occurred around 532, was to Radegund, daughter of Bertachar, King of Thuringia, whom he and his brother Theuderic defeated. She was later canonized. They also had no children.
His third and most successful marriage was to Ingund, by whom he had five sons and two daughters:
His next marriage was to a sister of Ingund, Aregund, with whom he had a son, Chilperic, King of Soissons.
His last wife was Chunsina (or Chunsine), with whom he had one son, Chram, who became his father's enemy and predeceased him. Chlothar may have married and repudiated Waldrada.