Childeric III

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Childeric III
King of the Franks
PredecessorTheuderic IV
Charles Martel
SuccessorPepin the Short
Bornc. 717
Diedc. 754
FatherChilperic II or Theuderic IV[1]

Childeric III (c. 717 – c. 754) was King of Francia from 743 until 751. He was deposed by Pope Zachary because of Pepin the Short. Although who his parents were is not known, he is believed to be the last Frankish king from the Merovingian dynasty. After he was deposed, Pepin the Short was made king. This started the Carolingian dynasty.[2] Pepin was the father of emperor Charlemagne,

References[change | change source]

  1. Rosenwein 2009, p. 84.
  2. Riché 1993, p. 65.

Sources[change | change source]

  • Riché, Pierre (1993). The Carolingians: A Family Who Forged Europe. Translated by Allen, Michael Idomir. University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Rosenwein, Barbara H. (2009). A Short History of the Middle Ages. University of Toronto.