Frankish kingdom

  • 257

    Origin

    The frankish kingdom was originally a conferedation of german tribes east of the Rhine
  • 358

    Settling

    Frankish tribe got permission by the emperor Julian to settle on Roman territory between the rivers Schelde and Meuse as foederati
  • 481

    Clovis

    Clovis chosen king of Franks at age 16.
    Clovis is founder of the Merovingian dynasty of Frankish kings
  • 486

    Clovis

    He defeats the Roman legions under Syagrius at Soissons and ends Roman domination over Gaul.
  • 493

    Religion

    Clovis and 3000 Frankish soldiers accept Catholic religion
  • 511

    Clovis

    Clovis extends rule to the areas France and Western Germany and he dies
  • Oct 15, 732

    Charles

    Charles "Hammer" Martel Defeates Muslims (Saracens) at Battle of Tours. He enables Christianity to survive in western Europe.
  • Oct 15, 734

    Charles

    Charles sends forces toFriesland.
    Defeats King Poppa, son of Redbad,