Arégonde, Queen of the Franks

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Also Known As: "Arnegonda", "Arnegondis", "Arnegund", "Aregonda", "Aregund", "Aregunda", "Haregonde", "Tharagunda", "or Arnegonda", "Arégonde", "Queen of the Franks", "Arnegundis", "Aregonde"
Birthplace: Thüringen, Germany
Death: August 13, 587 (78-87)
Abbaye De St Benoit Sur Loire, Loiret, France
Place of Burial: Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Baderich, king of the Thüringians and Mutter von Amelberga
Wife of Chlothar I "the Old" King of the Franks
Mother of Chilpéric I, King of the Franks at Soissons
Sister of Amalberge of the Thüringians; ... of Thüringia; --- of Thüringia; Radegonde Von Thüringen and Gerberga of the Thüringians

Occupation: Reine, des Francs, Princesse, de Thuringe, Prinses van Thüringen, Queen of France, Queen d'Franks, 0499 and 0502, [Thuringe], Queen of the Franks, Fraknish Queen, Queen of the Franks/Princess of Thuringia, Queen of Paris, Frankish Queen, Queen Consort,
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About Arégonde, Queen of the Franks

Aregund, Aregunda, Arnegund, Aregonda, or Arnegonda was the wife of Clotaire I, king of the Franks, and the mother of Chilperic I of Neustria. She was the sister of Ingund, one of Clotaire's other wives. She lived during the sixth century.

Her sepulchre, among dozens of others, was discovered in 1959 in the Saint Denis Basilica by archaeologist Michel Fleury. It contained remarkably well-preserved clothing items and jewellery, which were used to identify her.

In an episode of the television series, Digging for the Truth, aired in May 2006, host Josh Bernstein arranged a DNA test of a sample of her remains to see if it showed any Middle Eastern characteristics. It did not. (She belonged to mtDNA haplogroup U5a1)

This article discusses studies done on the remains of her tomb that was unearthed: and related articles:

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Arégonde, Queen of the Franks's Timeline

Thüringen, Germany
Soissons, Aisne, Picardie, France
August 16, 586
Age 82
Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
August 13, 587
Age 83
Abbaye De St Benoit Sur Loire, Loiret, France
sister wife Ingonde
no children, became, nun
sister wife Ingonde
no children, became, nun