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Information about reign: King Guntram (Orléans)

CountryFrancia (Kingdom of the Franks)
From29 November 561
To28 January 592
Personal InformationKing Guntram of the Franks (532 - 592)
Description

Guntram ("war raven"), also called Gontram, Gontran, Gunthram, Gunthchramn or (Saint) Guntramnus, was the king of Burgundy from 561 to 592. He was a son (third eldest, second eldest surviving) of Chlothar I and Ingunda. On his father's death (561), he became king of a fourth of the kingdom of the Franks, and made his capital at Orléans.

He died at Chalon-sur-Saône in 592, and his kingdom was taken over by his nephew, Childebert II. He was buried in the church of Saint Marcellus, which he had founded in Chalon. Almost immediately Guntram was proclaimed a saint by his subjects and his feast day is celebrated by the Catholic Church on 28 March.