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(Abt 0635-0714)
(Abt 0654-After 0678)
(Abt 0665-0713)
Karl (Charles) MARTEL
(Abt 0690-0724)
Pepin "The Short" KING OF FRANKS


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2. Bertrada "Broadfoot" COUNTESS OF LAON

Pepin "The Short" KING OF FRANKS 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 715, Jupille, , Austrasia 7
  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Marriage (2): Bertrada "Broadfoot" COUNTESS OF LAON before 742
  • Died: 24 Sep 768, St. Denis, Paris, Seine, FRA at age 53 8

bullet  General Notes:

Pepin "the Short" had at least four sons and five daughters according to Chris Kame at He, like his father, was the mayor of the Palace. He became the first King of the Franks of the second race after deposing the last of the Merovingian Kings (Childeric III?). In the beginning, he shared this title jointly with his brother, Carlomen, then alone. He basically had himself crowned king with the blessing of Pope Zacharie and Archeveque de Mayence, Boniface II in 751 and held this title from 751-768. He was the founder of the dynasty of Carlogien Kings. Of course, he obviously paid the heads of Rome back, as he forced the Lombards to give the exachat of Ravenna to Pope Etienne II in his position as King. In 760-767 he victoriously waged war with the Duke of Acquitaine. When he died, his kingdom was split between his sons, Charlemagne and Carloman. (C-1440, 2247) 9


Pepin married.


Pepin next married Bertrada "Broadfoot" COUNTESS OF LAON, daughter of Clairbert I (Heribert) OF LAON and Bertrada COUNTESS OF LAON, before 742. (Bertrada "Broadfoot" COUNTESS OF LAON was born about 720 in Laon, Aisne, FRA and died on 12 Jul 783 in Choisy, Haute-Savoie, FRA.)



1 John S. Wurtz, Magna Charta Pedigrees of Barons.

2 United Ancestries Linked Pedigrees CD 100 (Automated Archives).

3 Laurence Gardner, Bloodline of the Holy Grail.

4 Steve Pearson to Linda Coate E-mail letter dated Oct. 23, 1997 forwarding lineage provided by Eyelyn Easson at (Linda Coate files, C-1346).

5 Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (Seventh Edition, Genealogical Publishing Co.).

6 Burke, Pat, Email dated 2002 from

7 Natalelli-Waloszek, Annie, Natalelli-Waloszek, Annie to Linda Coate Emails dated 1999 at (C-2247).

8 Blazier, Jo Ann, The Howards, From England to the Ohio Valley (c2002).

9 Natalelli-Waloszek, Annie, Email dated 2000+ at

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