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Sigebert

(631—656)


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King of Austrasia (631–56).

The son of Dagobert I, Sigebert was baptized by Amand at Orléans. At the age of seven, he succeeded to the eastern half of his father's dominions, while his brother, Clovis II, ruled the remainder. Sigebert, possibly because he was too devout and not sufficiently ruthless, was not a notably successful ruler, but he did found (with his tutor Cunibert) monasteries, churches, and hospitals. He is patron saint of Nancy. Feast: 1 February.

B.L.S., ii. 5–6.

Subjects: Christianity.


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