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Name: Arnulf\Arnoul de Metz Determine relationship to...
Birth: 13 AUG 582 Father: Arnould de Moselle Mother:Oda von Swabia
Christening:
Married: Doda von Swabia ABT 595
Children Born Died
Cloudoule de Metz 615 718
Ansegisel de Heristal ABT 602 685
Death: 16 AUG 640
Burial: Church of the Apostles, Metz, France
Remarks: Mayor of the Palace and tutor of Dagobert who was born about August 582 and died Aug 16, 640. Counselor to King Chlothar II and young Dagobert I. St. Arnulf was tutor to Sigebert, son of Dagobert. Arnulf spent his earlier life at the court of Theodebert II, King of Austrasia. Through the marriage of his elder son to a daughter of Pepin of Landen; St. Beggue, he became an ancestor of the Carolingian dynasty. At the age of thirty he wanted to retire from public life, but instead in 614 he was chosen Bishop of Metz. As Mayor of the Palace, he continued to act as an advisor to King Clothaire II whom he had helped to the Frankish throne, and was tutor to his son, Dagobert. It was not until 629 that he was able to retire to the Vosges Mountains. Here his friend, St. Romaric, had preceded him and had begun the monastic community at Habend that was later called Remiremont. St. Arnulf lived near there as a hermit until his death 12 years later. Arnulf was buried at Hadendum an der Mozel, and later at St. Arnulf's Church at Metz. He was later canonized, the Patron Saint of Brewers, feast day July 18. He is the common ancestor of the Carolingian and Capetin kings.

The earliest records from the 7th century do not name his parents. Information about this comes much later in the 9th and 12th centuries. Paul the Deacons's work of the Deeds of the bishops of Metz, about 784, adds the descent from the Merovingian kings. The confusion in modern works is chiefly due to the fact that historians tend to dismiss this genealogical material as later inventions designed to legitimize the Carolingian takeover from the Merovingian, etc., while genealogists tend to accept them with glee, presumably because of the continuity. A mid 9th century Carolingian genealogy gives St. Arnulf's father as Arnoald/Arnoul/Arnald, giving Arnoald's father as Ansbert, ex genere senatorum. In France most reputable scholars have chosen to believe that Arnoald was the father of St. Arnulf
In his book, "Les Ancestres de Charlemagne", Christian Settipani argues for Bodogisel II as father of Arnulf. Some have taken Bodegisel to be father of Arnulf's wife, Doda or Oda.

Mayor of the Palace and tutor of Dagobert who was born about August 582 and died Aug 16, 640. Counselor to King Chlothar II and young Dagobert I. St. Arnulf was tutor to Sigebert, son of Dagobert. Arnulf spent his earlier life at the court of Theodebert II, King of Austrasia. Through the marriage of his elder son to a daughter of Pepin of Landen; St. Beggue, he became an ancestor of the Carolingian dynasty. At the age of thirty he wanted to retire from public life, but instead in 614 he was chosen Bishop of Metz. As Mayor of the Palace, he continued to act as an advisor to King Clothaire II whom he had helped to the Frankish throne, and was tutor to his son, Dagobert. It was not until 629 that he was able to retire to the Vosges Mountains. Here his friend, St. Romaric, had preceded him and had begun the monastic community at Habend that was later called Remiremont. St. Arnulf lived near there as a hermit until his death 12 years later. Arnulf was buried at Hadendum an der Mozel, and later at St. Arnulf's Church at Metz. He was later canonized, the Patron Saint of Brewers, feast day July 18. He is the common ancestor of the Carolingian and Capetin kings.

The earliest records from the 7th century do not name his parents. Information about this comes much later in the 9th and 12th centuries. Paul the Deacons's work of the Deeds of the bishops of Metz, about 784, adds the descent from the Merovingian kings. The confusion in modern works is chiefly due to the fact that historians tend to dismiss this genealogical material as later inventions designed to legitimize the Carolingian takeover from the Merovingian, etc., while genealogists tend to accept them with glee, presumably because of the continuity. A mid 9th century Carolingian genealogy gives St. Arnulf's father as Arnoald/Arnoul/Arnald, giving Arnoald's father as Ansbert, ex genere senatorum. In France most reputable scholars have chosen to believe that Arnoald was the father of St. Arnulf
In his book, "Les Ancestres de Charlemagne", Christian Settipani argues for Bodogisel II as father of Arnulf. Some have taken Bodegisel to be father of Arnulf's wife, Doda or Oda.


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