Dagobert II , or holy Dagobert , (born towards 652, deceased in 679 with Stenay) is the son of the king frankly, Sigebert III and of noble of wisigothic origin . He is the last king mérovingien kingdom of Austrasie (Francie Eastern).
Grimoald prefers to leave in life the Dagobert young person, 4 years old, but the fact tonsurer (what deprived it of its rights to the royal succession) and the Didon bishop of Poitiers take along Dagobert in a cloister in Ireland. Grimoald spreads the rumor of dead of Dagobert, and his/her Childebert son can thus go up on the throne and reign on Austrasie from 656 to 662.
Dagobert returns in 674 to claim its kingdom of Austrasie, but obtains only the areas close to the Rhine on which it reigns from 676, after the assassination of his/her cousin the king Childéric II in the forest of Lognes in September 675.
Dagobert II removes with its mayor of the palate Pépin of Herstal the right to control in its place. He is opposed to the desire of independence the noble ones and the expansion of the Roman church. The capital mérovingienne is established with Stenay.
This policy caused a plot instigated by the mayor of the Pépin palate of Herstal (or, according to certain historians, by the mayor of the palate of Neustrie, Ébroïn). The December 23rd 679, during a shooting party in forest of Woëvre (near to Stenay), it is assassinated.
Dagobert II is buried in the basilica Saint-Remi de Stenay. September 10th, 892, the king Charles II the Bald person finds his tomb, and transports his body to Douzy where Dagobert is mysteriously canonized by a council of metropolitan bishops, under the name of holy Dagobert . Charles II fact of building in Stenay the Saint-Dagobert basilica to receive the relics of the saint, preserved in a money and gold hunting; part of these relics is allotted to the abbey of Juvigny.
WorshipThe December 23rd celebrates.
- History of the mérovingiens
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