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date: 20 July 2019

Clovis (c. 466–511), 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

King of the Franks. The son of Childeric I, he became King of the Salian Franks in 481 and forthwith began to expand his domain. He attacked and defeated his rival, the Roman general Syagrius, at Soissons, and incorporated into his dominions much of Roman Gaul and other territories, including those of the Ripuarian Franks and the Thuringians. The decisive event in his career was his conversion to Catholic Christianity and his baptism (... ...

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