Clovis IV

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Clovis IV (Frankish King)
Clovis IV.jpg
Clovis IV, from "Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum" (1553)
King of the Franks
PredecessorTheuderic III
SuccessorChildebert III
Mayor of the PalacePepin of Herstal
Born677 [1]
Died694 (aged 16–17)
FatherTheuderic III
A written judgement issued by Clovis IV on 28 February 693

Clovis IV (sometimes Clovis III if the other Clovis III is considered a usurper) (677-694), son of Theuderic III,[2] was the sole king of the Franks from 691 until his death.[3] 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.


  1. ^ "Clovis III". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  2. ^ Bradbury 2007, p. 3.
  3. ^ Bradbury 2004, p. 346.


  • Bradbury, Jim (2004). The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare. Routledge.
  • Bradbury, Jim (2007). The Capetians: Kings of France 987-1328. Hambledon Continuum.

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Clovis IV
Born: 677 Died: 694
Preceded by
Theuderic III
King of the Franks
Succeeded by
Childebert III