First King of France
Clovis was the son of Childeric I, Merovingian king of the Salian Franks, and Basnia.
Queen of Thuringia succeeded his father in 481.
Conquered the rump state- Roman Empire at the Battle of Soissons (486)
When he died in 511 he conquered much of the northern and western parts of Roman Gaul
His Germanic name means- fame and combat

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Conquests of Clovis between 481 and 511

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Clovis I leading the Franks to victory



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