Information about King Guntram of the Franks

King Guntram of the Franks (532 - 28 January 592)

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.

King Guntram of the Franks reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
King Guntram (Orléans) Francia (Kingdom of the Franks) 29 November 561 28 January 592
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