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  • Name HAMMER, Mayor Charles Martel 
    Prefix Mayor 
    Born 676  Heristal, Liege, BelgiumFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Oct 741  Cressy, Somme, Picardie, FranceFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint-Denis, Reunion, FranceFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29965  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr., Lucy Mack
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2014 

    Father D'HERISTAL, Duke Peppin II ,   b. Abt 635, Heristal, Liege, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 714, Junile, Meuse, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother CHALPAIDA, Alpaide ,   b. Abt 654, Heristal, Liege, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Brabrant, Vosges, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 675 
    Family ID F11139  Group Sheet

    Family 1 AUSTRASIA, Duchess Rotrude ,   b. Abt 689, Moselle, Austrasia, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 723  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Children 
     1. FRANCE, Prince Carloman ,   b. Abt 712, Austrasia, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 755, Cassini, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
    +2. SHORT, Mayor Peppin III   Additional Information on SHORT, Mayor Peppin III - I31230,   b. 714, Austrasia, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 768, St-Denis, Seine-InfĂ©rieure, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. BAVARIA, Duchess Childtrude ,   b. Abt 715, Austrasia, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 754, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     4. Jerome
    Family ID F16080  Group Sheet

    Family 2 AUSTRASIA, Sonichilde ,   b. Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16105  Group Sheet

    Family 3 AUSTRASIA, Galiana ,   b. 680 
    Family ID F16106  Group Sheet

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    Charles Martel 'The Hammer'
    Charles Martel "The Hammer"

  • Notes 
    • --Other Fields Ref Number: 625 Line of Ephraim Charles Martel of Heristal - Mayor of Austrasia and Neustria 679. Died 16 Dec 714. We descended through his second wife, Princess Swanahild of Bavaria. Ref: Virginia Historical Genealogies by John Bennett Boddie 1. For Percy-Harris conection see chart Brennan's History of the House of Percy, Vo. 1, 169 2. For Drury-Walgrave-Harris see Brydges Collins Peerage, Vo. 4. p. 235-236. 3. For Stapleton-Calthorpe see the Complete Peerage, Vol. 7, p. 34 4. For Drury-Woodliffe see Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies (1838), p. 169. 5. For Drury see chart Nichols Bibliotheca Topographica Brittannica, Vol. 5, p. 115 Patriarch of the Carolingian Race from House of Israel by E. L. Whitehead. Ref: Colonial and Revolutionary Lineages of America 973.D2ah Vol. 2 After the death of his father there was a period of anarchy. His nephews, grandchildren of Plectrude, were proclaimed rulers and Charles was thrown into prison. Austrasia (eastern portion of France) and Neustria (western France) were still separate. He escaped and defeated the Neustrians at Ambleve in 716 and at Vincy the following year. He also took the title of mayor of the palace of Austrasia, thus uniting the northern part of the country. In 719 he forced Duke Odo of Aquitaine to recognize his suzerainty. He also became renowned for his victories over the Moors. They had conquered Spain in 711 and later crossed the pyrenees and advanced on Gaul as far as Tours. His brilliant victory, in Oct 732, over the Moors ended the last of the Arab invasion and led them in southern France. His victories over the Germans resulted in the annexation of Frisia, the end of the duchy of Bavaria, intervention in Bavaria and the payment of tribute by the Saxons. Pope Gregory III attempted to gain his aid against the Lombards but was unsuccessful. For a few years before his death there was no king of the Merovingian line, and in 741 he divided the kingdom between his two sons as though he were master of the realm. Ref: Johnson, A Concise History of France Charles Martel was born in 690 and was a martel and Major Domus of Austrasia with a title of Duke Majored of the monarchy from 715 to 718. He had defeated the Neustrians at Ambleve in 716, Vinchy in 717, and Soissons in 719, making himself the master of Gaul. He then reestablished Frankish authority in southern Gaul, having stopped a Muslim force from Spain at Poiters, in 732. Ref: McKay, Hill, Buckler, A History of Western Society, Boston: Houghton Miffin County, 1987), pp. 232-3. Encyclopedia Britannica Macropedia, 1989 ed. S.v. "France, The Merovingians." Our Frankish chieftain ancestor then defeated Muslim invaders in 733 at the battle of Tours in central France. At the time, the battle was only another skirmish in the struggle between Christians and Muslims, but in retrospect, it looms as one of the great battles of history; this Frankish victory halted Arab expansion in Europe. Between 735-738, he succeeded in driving the Saxons across the Rhine, and reestablished Frankish authority over the southeast provinces and Germany. Charles Martel held the real power in the Frankish kingdom. His Merovingian King Theodoric IV was a king in name only. At Theodoric's death, Charles left the throne vacant. Charles Martel encouraged Anglo Saxon missionary activity, seeing it as a means to consolidate the Frankish empire; this undertaking was supported by the papacy. His kingdom was divided between his two legitimate sons, Carloman (he abdicated in 747 for a monastic life) and Pepin III (The Short). SURNAME: Also shown as Austrasia BIRTH: Also shown as Born 675 DEATH: Also shown as Died Ciersy. DEATH: Also shown as Died 11 Oct 741 SURNAME: Also shown as Austrasia BIRTH: Also shown as Born 675 DEATH: Also shown as Died 11 Oct 741

  • Sources 
    1. [S927] Ancestral File (TM), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998).

    2. [S121] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    3. [S4359] Source 4359 (please edit title), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (July 1996 (c), data as of 2 January 1996).

    4. [S4360] Source 4360 (please edit title), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Reliability: 3).