Sigebert III

▪ Merovingian king
born 630/631
died Feb. 1, 656, Metz, France

      one of the first so-called rois fainéants (“sluggard kings”) of the Merovingian dynasty, who held no real power of his own but was ruled by whoever was his mayor of the palace.

      Made king of Austrasia by his father, Dagobert I, in 634, the child Sigebert was governed first by his regents, Bishop Chunibert of Cologne and Duke Adalgisil; then, on Dagobert's death, by Chunibert and Pippin I, the mayor of the palace (d. 640); and finally by Pippin's son, Grimoald, mayor of the palace from 642 or 643 until the king's death.

      In the early 640s, because of a power struggle between Otto, Sigebert's tutor, and Grimoald, Thuringia succeeded in gaining effective autonomy at Austrasian expense. After Sigebert's death, his young son, Dagobert II, was sent off to an Irish monastery by Grimoald, who established for a time his own son, Childebert (adopted by Sigebert when the king was still childless), on the throne.

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