Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Fredegonde (d. between 596 and 598), Queen of Neustria, is notorious for her many crimes. She became the wife of Chilperic I., after she had obtained the repudiation of his first wife, and the death of Galesuinthe. The latter was sister of Brunhilda (q.v.), wife of Sigebert, who had suggested her to his brother as second wife. When war broke out between the brothers, Fredegonde put an end to it by the-assassination of the King of

Austrasia. Others of her victims were Merovee, who had married the widow; Andovere, his mother, first wife of Chilperic, and finally her husband himself. Brunhilda she pursued relentlessly, but could not take her life.