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Chilperic II

Chilperic II, known as Daniel prior to his coronation, was the youngest son of Childeric II and his half-cousin, king of Neustria from 715 and sole king of the Franks from 718 until his death. As an infant, he was spirited to a monastery to protect his life from the internecine feuding of his family. There, he was raised as Daniel until the death of Dagobert III in 715, when he was taken from the monastery — at the age of forty-three — and raised on the shield of the Neustrian warriors as king, as was the custom, he took the royal name of Chilperic, though due to his monastic upbringing, he was a different man from Chilperic I. First, it appears he was supposed to be but a tool in the hands of Ragenfrid, the mayor of the palace of Neustria, acclaimed in 714 in opposition to Theudoald, Pepin of Heristal's designated heir. Chilperic, was his own man: both a fighter and a leader, always at the forefront in battle at the head of his troops. In 716, he and Ragenfrid together led an army into Austrasia being warred over by Plectrude, on behalf of her grandson Theudoald, Charles Martel, the son of Pepin of Heristal.

The Neustrians allied with another invading force under Radbod, King of the Frisians and met Charles in battle near Cologne held by Plectrude. Chilperic was victorious and Charles fled to the mountains of the Eifel; the king and his mayor turned to besiege their other rival in the city. Plectrude acknowledged Chilperic as king, gave over the Austrasian treasury, abandoned her grandson's claim to the mayoralty. At this juncture, events took a turn against Chilperic; as he and Ragenfrid were leading their triumphant soldiers back to Neustria, Charles fell on them near Malmedy and in the Battle of Amblève, Charles routed them and they fled. Thereafter, Charles Martel remained undefeated and Chilperic's strong will was subdued in a series of campaigns waged in Neustrian territory. In 717, Charles returned to Neustria with an army and confirmed his supremacy with a victory at Vincy, near Cambrai, he chased the fleeing king and mayor to Paris before turning back to deal with Plectrude and Cologne. On succeeding there, he proclaimed Chlothar IV king of Austrasia in opposition to Chilperic.

In 718, Chilperic, in response, allied with Odo the Great, the duke of Aquitaine who had made himself independent during the contests in 715, but he was again defeated by Charles, at Soissons. The king fled with his ducal ally to the land south of the Ragenfrid fled to Angers. Soon Chlothar IV died. Odo gave up on Chilperic and, in exchange for Charles recognising Chilperic's kingship over all the Franks, the king surrendered his political power to Charles, whom he recognized as Mayor over all the kingdoms. In 719, he was raised on the shield as king of all the Franks, but he survived but a year and his successors were mere rois fainéants, he was buried in Noyon. Chilperic II may have been the father of Childeric III. Oman, Charles; the Dark Ages, 476–918. London: Rivingtons, 1914. Rosenwein, Barbara H.. A Short History of the Middle Ages. University of Toronto. From Merovingians to Carolingians: Dynastic Change in Frankia

2019 Indonesia Pro Futsal League

2019 Indonesia Pro Futsal League will be twelfth season of Indonesia Pro Futsal League that organized by Indonesian Futsal Federation, as well as the fourth season of the futsal competition under the name "Pro Futsal League". Sixteen Indonesian futsal clubs will compete for this competition, with four clubs from the 2018 Nusantara Futsal League semi-finalists. Vamos Mataram are the defending champions from the last season; this season will start from 8 December 2018 until the final stage on 7 April 2019. There are 16 futsal teams. Eight venues in eight cities in Indonesia will host 2019 Indonesia Pro Futsal League from the group stage. Group stage will be held from 8 December 2018 until 24 March 2019, meanwhile the knockout stage will be held on 6 and 7 April 2019. Meanwhile, the schedule of the Indonesia Pro Futsal League 2019 group stage is. Final Four stage will be played on 30 and 31 March 2019. All matches will be played ini TBA. All times listed are UTC+7 Official Website

Rufus Beck

Rufus Beck is a German theater and voice actor. Besides his work on stage, on film, on television, Beck is a well known reader of audiobooks, having worked as the narrator of the German translations of the Harry Potter series, he is well known for his role in the comedy Der bewegte Mann, as the narrator of Wächter der Wüste - Auch kleine Helden kommen ganz groß raus. After his Abitur in 1976 and completing his Zivildienst, Beck studied Islamic Studies and Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg. During his studies he performed on stage in Heidelberg, he appeared onstage at the Sauerländischen State Theater, the State Theater Tübingen, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Schauspiel Köln, the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel. In 1989, Beck was named Young Actor of the Year by Theater heute, he won that year the Young Actor Prize of the Association of the Friends of Bavarian Theater. Beck began touring in the early 1990s and was successful. In 1994, he acted in the film Der bewegte Mann, a role for which he won a Bambi.

In 1998 he was nominated for a German Film Prize for his role in Jimmy the Kid. Since 1998 his career highlights include a return to the stage as a guest in the famed Berliner Ensemble and the role of Mephisto in Goethe's Faust at the Bad Hersfelder Festival, he is the father of actor Jonathan Beck. A Bug's Life - Hopper Shrek - Lord Farquaad Cats & Dogs - Mr. Tinkles Official website Rufus Beck on IMDb