Clovis IV


Clovis IV
Clovis IV from Guillaume Rouillé's Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum

Clovis IV (sometimes Clovis III if the other Clovis III is considered a usurper) (682–95), son of Theuderic III, was the sole king of the Franks from 691 until his death. Although Clovis IV is called "King of the Franks", he was really a puppet—a roi fainéant—of his uncle Pepin II, mayor of the palace of Austrasia. He assumed the throne at the age of nine and died when he was only thirteen.

Clovis IV
Born: 682 Died: 695
Preceded by
Theuderic III
King of the Franks
691–695
Succeeded by
Childebert III



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