Charles Martel (686-741)

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Charles Martel, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia, Mayor of the Palace of Neustria, was born 23 August 686 in Herstal, Belgium to Pepin of Herstal (635-714) and Alpaida (c640-714) and died 22 October 741 in Quierzy-sur-Oise, France of unspecified causes. He married Rotrude of Treves (690-724) . He married Swanhild (?-?) . Ancestors are from Belgium, Germany.


Offspring of Charles Martel and Rotrude of Treves (690-724)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hiltrud (?-754) 754 Odilo I. von Bayern (?-748)

Carloman de Franks (c710-754)
Landrade (?-?)
Auda (?-?) Theoderic I of Autun (c720-c782)

Pepin the Short (714-768) 714 Jupille, Austrasia 24 September 768 Saint Denis Bertrada of Laon (720-783)

Offspring of Charles Martel and Swanhild (?-?)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Grifo (726-753) 726 753

Offspring of Charles Martel and Ruodhaid (?-?)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Bernard (bef732-787) 732 787
Hieronymus (?-?) Ermentrude

Remigius (?-771) 771
Ian (?-783)

According to some sources[1], daughter Landrade is the wife of Sigram of Hesbaye and so the great-grandmother of Ermengarde of Hesbaye, first wife of Louis the Pious. Other sources have that Sigram's wife is a Robertian.[2] The latter hypothesis is more likely.

Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Charlemagne (747-814)

Namesakes of Charles Martel (686-741)

  Birth place Death place Father Mother Joined with
Charles (876-877) Charles the Bald (823-877) Richildis de Provence (c845-910)
Charles of Lower Lorraine (989-aft991) Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953-993) Adelaide de Troyes (c955-c991)
Charles the Child (847-866) Charles the Bald (823-877) Ermentrude d'Orléans (830-869)
Charles Martel (686-741) Herstal, Belgium Quierzy-sur-Oise, France Pepin of Herstal (635-714) Alpaida (c640-714) Rotrude of Treves (690-724)+Swanhild (?-?)+Ruodhaid (?-?)
Charles the Fat (839-888) Louis the German (c806-876) Hemma of Altdorf (808-876) Richardis of Swabia (c840-c895)+
Charles the Younger (c772-811) Bavaria Charlemagne (747-814) Hildegard (758-783)
Charles de Provence (c845-863) Lothair (795-855) Ermengard of Tours (801-851)
Charles the Bald (823-877) Frankfurt am Main Avrieux Louis the Pious (778-840) Judith of Bavaria (795-843) Ermentrude d'Orléans (830-869)+Richildis de Provence (c845-910)
Charles the Simple (879-929) Louis the Stammerer (846-879) Adelaide de Frioul (850-901) Frederuna (887-917) +Eadgifu of Wessex (902-aft955)
Charles of Aquitaine (c827-863) Senlis Pepin I of Aquitaine (797-838) Ingeltrude de Madrie (808-876)
Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953-993) Laon, France Orleans, France Louis IV (c920-954) Gerberga von Sachsen (913-969) Adelaide de Troyes (c955-c991)+Bonne d'Ardennes (?-?)

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