St. Clotilde, Queen of the Franks
St. Clotilde (c. 474- 545) and her husband King
Clovis (c. 466-511)
founded the Merovingian dynasty, which ruled the Franks for over 200
years. They were married in 492 or 493, and she converted him to
Christianity in 496. When Clovis died, Clotilde retired to Tours. Her
sons' quarrels caused her great sorrow. She died at the tomb of St. Martin
of Tours and was buried in Sainte-Genevieve in Paris, a church that she
and Clovis founded.
St. Clotilde at prayer was a popular theme in Medieval art.
Karen Rae Keck
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