Arnold of Metz
Pepin I the Old of Austrasia
(Cir 0580-0639/0640)
Anchises (Ansegisel)
(Cir 0602-0692)
St Begga
Pepin II of Heristal


Family Links

1. Elphide (Chalpaida)

Pepin II of Heristal 2375,2376

  • Born: 640, Herstal, Liège, Belgium
  • Unmarried (1): Elphide (Chalpaida)
  • Died: 16 Dec 714, Jüpille

  General Notes:

Pepin of Herstal (635?-714), Carolingian mayor of the palace, who reunited the Frankish realms in the late Merovingian period. A grandson of Pepin the Elder, he succeeded to his position in the kingdom of Austrasia around 680. In 687 he extended Carolingian rule to the other Frankish kingdoms, Neustria and Bourgogne, but retained members of the Merovingian dynasty as figurehead monarchs in all three. Two years later he extended his control over the Frisians, a pagan people living on the North Sea coast. Pepin's death was followed by a civil war and the succession of his illegitimate son Charles Martel.


  Noted events in his life were:

• Acceded: Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia, 680.


Pepin had a relationship with Elphide (Chalpaida).