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Merovingians Frankish dynasty (476–750). It was named after Merovech, a leader of the Salian Franks, whose grandson, Clovis I (r.c.481–511), ruled over most of France and, converting to Christianity, established the common interests of the Frankish rulers and the already Christian population of his new kingdom. Pepin III overthrew the last Merovingian king and founded the Carolingian dynasty.

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Merovingian

Merovingian a member of the Frankish dynasty founded by Clovis and reigning in Gaul and Germany c.500–750. The word comes from the medieval Latin Merovingi ‘descendants of Merovich’ (semi-legendary 5th-century Frankish leader said to be the grandfather of Clovis).

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Merovingian

Merovingian pert. to the line of Frankish kings founded by Clovis (c.500). XVII. — F. mérovingien, f. medL. Merovingī pl., f. L. form (Meroveus) of the name of their reputed founder; see -ING3, -IAN.

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