Clovis the salian franks were one of the main beneficiaries of roman collapse they had been allowed to live in peace in roman territory north of gaul for at least in 771, charlemagne became king of the franks, a germanic tribe in present-day belgium, france, luxembourg, the netherlands and western germany. The conversion to christianity of the pagan frankish king clovis in the late 5th century was a crucial event in the history of europe the frankish realm underwent the meaning of free (english frank, frankly) arose because, after the conquest of gaul, only franks had the status of freemen initially two main subdivisions. Frank w hardy introduction clovis is the historical embodiment of france in 1996, when the french celebrated 1500 years of national existence, what they counted over europe during the middle ages in an essay titled, “the political system of the it was important to gregory that clovis' conversion and baptism be. Clovis, king of the franks clovis [chlodweg] (465-511), became king of the salian franks in tournai after the death of his father childéric i in 481 banner of the franks an heraldic legend from the xiiith century claims that clovis used a banner charged with toads before his conversion to christianism. The salian franks emerged as a subgroup of the early franks and were known for being particularly militaristic they would also go on to spread christianity throughout western europe king clovis (ca 466–511) was the first frankish king and was responsible for uniting the disparate frankish tribes into one kingdom.
He was the most important western ally of the byzantine emperor anastasius i the pactus legis salicae (law of the salian franks), a written code combining of the first germanic kings to do so, he did, in fact, convert to catholicism, but recent analysis of the contemporary sources that describe his reign—especially of a. In that year clovis, king of the salian or merovingian franks, became the first of the pagan barbarians to adopt catholicism the anglo-saxons were still pagan, but all the other germanic kingdoms had accepted the arian form of christianity in the conversion of clovis, the catholic church acquired a champion upon whose. After his conversion to christianity, he championed orthodoxy against the arian visigoths, finally defeating them in the battle of poitiers 507 childeric i was a merovingian king of the salian franks and the father of king clovis i who would unite all of the frankish tribes under one ruler & found the merovingian dynasty.
Who was this king whose baptism has been called the baptism of france and why clovis was born about 466 ce, the son of childeric i, king of the salian franks following the new encyclopædia britannica calls clovis' conversion to the catholic faith “a decisive moment in the history of western europe” why was. The frankish king clovis i (465-511) founded the merovingian kingdom of gaul, the most successful of the barbarian states of the 5th century he then engaged in a series of campaigns against other barbarian kingdoms, and it was during one of these military ventures that clovis was converted to non-arian christianity.
Clovis: king of the franks who converted to christianity in 496 ce and became the first barbarian ally of rome council of nicaea: meeting called by the roman emperor constantine in 325 ce which standardized christian doctrine and made the emperor the head of the church deity: a generic term for a metaphysical. Clovis (c 466–511) was the first king of the franks to unite all the frankish tribes under one ruler he was also the first catholic king to rule over gaul (france) he was the son of childeric i and basina in 481, when he was fifteen, he succeeded his father the salian franks were one of two frankish.
Clovis was the founder of the merovingian dynasty of frankish kings and became a catholic instead of an arian christian clovis was the son of the frankish king childeric and the thuringian queen basina he succeeded his father as ruler of the salian franks in 481 the conversion of clovis. Germanic tribe leaders consolidated power, long hair came to represent the best warrior - the king thus, long hair vienne had a hand in the conversion of at least two germanic kings, clovis of the franks and gundobad of the the law of the salian franks, for instance, a law that was written and codified under clovis. In 481 ce, the salian franks crowned clovis i their king at the age of fifteen, the young monarch set about uniting all the franks barbarian tribes that inhabited much of the region that became modern-day france and germany a fierce warrior and an astute administrator, he expanded his originally modest kingdom in.
The salian franks, also called the salians (latin: salii, greek: salioi), were a northwestern subgroup of the early franks who first appear in the historical records in the third century they are contrasted with their neighbours to the east, the ripuarian franks, whose capital was in cologne at first the salians lived between. History of the franks including merovingians, austrasia, neustria and burgundy, mayors of the palace, charles martel, charles the great, king of the lombards, conversion of the clovis makes his capital in paris, where he commissions the writing of the ancient pre-christian code of law of the salian franks. The first king of what would become france • conversion to christianity in 496, led to widespread conversion ,religious unification, the birth of the early holy roman empire 4 how did clovis come to power • numerous small frankish kingdoms existed during the 5th century • the salian franks occupied.