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The Austrasian- Burgundian alliance was briefly broken in 581, when Chilperic
too adopted Childebert, but Guntram bought off Childebert by the cession of
territory. After Chilperic's death in 584, Childebert, now of age, purged the
Chilperic, French chilperic, name of Merovingian rulers grouped below
chronologically and indicated by the symbol •. •Chilperic I (b. c. 539 — d.
September or October 584, Chelles, Fr.), Merovingian king of Soissons whom
Gregory of Tours, ...
Saved from apparent disaster by the assassination of Sigebert I in 575, Chilperic
was prevented from seizing the lands of the dead king's young heir, Childebert II,
by the action of Guntram, his third half brother and the king of Burgundy.
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