635 - 714
Chancellor of the Franks

After the death of the Merovingian king Dagobert II of Austrasia in 679 Pepin of Heristal established himself as the major-domo (chancellor) of Austrasia (Germany).

After his victory over the major-domo of Neustria (France) he ruled the entire Frankish kingdom. The Merovingian kings were still tolerated as 'shadow kings' until 743 when the last Merovingian king was removed by a grandson of Pepin (Pepin, the Younger).

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