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Childebert Collection

"Childebert: A Historical Figure and His Legacy" Childebert, known as Childebert I, was a prominent figure in Frankish history during the 6th century

Background imageChildebert Collection: Brunhilde / Frankish Queen

Brunhilde / Frankish Queen
Brunehaut, warrior-queen of Austrasia in Germany, mounted - astride, not side-saddle - on horseback and accompanied by a fierce dog

Background imageChildebert Collection: Childebert I (c)

Childebert I (c)
6338866 Childebert I (c by Villain (19th century); (add.info.: Childebert I (c. 496-558), King of Paris, Frankish King of the Merovingian dynasty

Background imageChildebert Collection: La rue Childebert, prise de la rue d Erfurth en 1866 (b / w photo)

La rue Childebert, prise de la rue d Erfurth en 1866 (b / w photo)
3624073 La rue Childebert, prise de la rue d Erfurth en 1866 (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: La rue Childebert)

Background imageChildebert Collection: Ancien Portail De Saint-Germain-Des-Pres (engraving)

Ancien Portail De Saint-Germain-Des-Pres (engraving)
5208631 Ancien Portail De Saint-Germain-Des-Pres (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ancien Portail De Saint-Germain-Des-Pres)

Background imageChildebert Collection: VI Siecle, Regne de Childebert Ier, Ultrogothe, Reine de France epouse de Childebert (engraving)

VI Siecle, Regne de Childebert Ier, Ultrogothe, Reine de France epouse de Childebert (engraving)
5220306 VI Siecle, Regne de Childebert Ier, Ultrogothe, Reine de France epouse de Childebert (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: VI Siecle)

Background imageChildebert Collection: Portal of the Abbey of St. Germain de Pres

Portal of the Abbey of St. Germain de Pres, Paris, with statues of the Frankish king Clovis, and his children Ingomer, Chlodomer, Childebert, Chlothar, Clotilde and Theuderic

Background imageChildebert Collection: Childebert, fondateur de l abbaye de Saint-Germain des Pres, Statue provenant de l Abbaye et

Childebert, fondateur de l abbaye de Saint-Germain des Pres, Statue provenant de l Abbaye et conservee au Musee du
963113 Childebert, fondateur de l abbaye de Saint-Germain des Pres, Statue provenant de l Abbaye et conservee au Musee du Louvre (engraving) by French School

Background imageChildebert Collection: Childebert entant ses pommiers (engraving)

Childebert entant ses pommiers (engraving)
5989636 Childebert entant ses pommiers (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Childebert entant ses pommiers)

Background imageChildebert Collection: Childebert, Statue peinte du Musee du Louvre (engraving)

Childebert, Statue peinte du Musee du Louvre (engraving)
5208619 Childebert, Statue peinte du Musee du Louvre (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Childebert, Statue peinte du Musee du Louvre)

Background imageChildebert Collection: Ultragotha, Queen of the Franks, wife to Childebert I

Ultragotha, Queen of the Franks, wife to Childebert I.. Handcolored copperplate drawn and engraved by Leopold Massard from French Costumes from King Clovis to Our Days, Massard, Mifliez, Paris, 1834

Background imageChildebert Collection: Statue of Childebert, 13th century (1849)

Statue of Childebert, 13th century (1849). Originally from the refectory of the church of St Germain des Pres. Reproduced here from Le Moyen Age et la Renaissance, by Paul Lacroix

Background imageChildebert Collection: Childeberts tomb, 11th century (1849)

Childeberts tomb, 11th century (1849). Originally from his tomb at the church of St Germain des Pres. Reproduced here from Le Moyen Age et la Renaissance, by Paul Lacroix

Background imageChildebert Collection: GONTRAN I (545-592). King of Burgundy and Orleans

GONTRAN I (545-592). King of Burgundy and Orleans
" GONTRAN I (545-592). King of Burgundy and Orleans (561-592). The king with his son Childebert II and some other knights

Background imageChildebert Collection: BRUNEHAUT

BRUNEHAUT (Brunhilde), REINE D AUSTRASIE Frankish (French) Wife to Sigebert, King of Austrasia and Regent for her son, Childebert II. Died tied to a wild horse in her 80s

Background imageChildebert Collection: Childebert II

Childebert II
CHILDEBERT II Merovingian king of Austrasia

Background imageChildebert Collection: Ultrogotte Q of Childeb

Ultrogotte Q of Childeb
ULTROGOTTE queen of Childebert I, king of the Franks


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"Childebert: A Historical Figure and His Legacy" Childebert, known as Childebert I, was a prominent figure in Frankish history during the 6th century. He ruled over the Franks and left an indelible mark on various aspects of society. One notable aspect of Childebert's reign was his marriage to Brunhilde, a Frankish Queen who played a significant role in shaping political alliances and maintaining stability within the kingdom. Their union symbolized power and unity among the Franks. The streets of Paris still bear witness to Childebert's influence. La rue Childebert stands as a reminder of his legacy, captured beautifully in an evocative black-and-white photograph taken from rue d'Erfurth in 1866. This image transports us back to a bygone era when these streets were bustling with life. The ancient portal of Saint-Germain-des-Prés Abbey further highlights Childebert's impact on religious architecture. An engraving from the 6th century depicts this majestic structure during his reign, showcasing its grandeur and historical significance. A statue preserved at the Louvre Museum serves as another testament to Childebert's accomplishments. It originated from Saint-Germain-des-Prés Abbey, which he founded himself. This intricately carved piece represents not only his patronage but also showcases artistic excellence prevalent during that time. Charming engravings depict scenes such as "Childebert tending his apple trees, " revealing glimpses into everyday life under his rule. These images provide insight into agricultural practices and offer a glimpse into the ruler's personal interests beyond politics. Ultragotha, Queen of the Franks and wife to Childebert I, is portrayed through an exquisite engraving from their era. Her presence alongside him signifies her influential role in governance and diplomacy—a partnership that contributed greatly to their success. Even after centuries, Childebert's memory endures.