Childeric I


Childeric I (r. c. 458-481) was a late antiquity king of the Salian Franks during the period of the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Childeric's reign solidified the Salians as a dominant Frankish tribe and helped pave the way for the unification of the Franks under his son and successor, Clovis I (r. 481-511), founder of the Merovingian Dynasty.

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  • c. 458 CE - 481 CE
    Reign of Childeric I establishes Frank presence; region known as Francia.