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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.[1]

Clovis IV
Clovis IV.jpg
Clovis IV, from "Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum" (1553)
King of the Franks
Reign 691–695
Predecessor Theuderic III
Successor Childebert III
Mayor of the Palace Pepin of Herstal
Born 682
Died 695 (aged 12–13)
Dynasty Merovingian
Father Theuderic III
Mother Clotilda
A written judgement issued by Clovis IV on 28 February 693


  1. ^ "Finding our past: Eric Dearborn, Sr and Phyllis (Boutwell) Dearborn". 

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