Blog posts tagged in duchy of alamannia
Following the victory of the Frankish King Clovis I over the Alemanni at the Battle of Tolbiac, Clovis' successors complete the subjugation of a reluctant Alemanni, who are then constituted as the Duchy of Alamannia within the Frankish empire.
Following the death of the Frankish King Dagobert I, the Duchy of Alamannia wins a de facto independence from the Frankish empire.
In the Blood Court of Cannstatt, the Frankish leader Carloman executes practically the entire tribal leadership of the Alemanni for treason, bringing Alamannia firmly back into the Frankish empire. By 814A.D. Carloman's nephew Charlemagne had expanded the Frankish empire to cover much of western and central Europe.
Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Frankish_Empire_481_to_814-en.svg
The Treaty of Verdun establishes the eastern kingdom of the now divided Frankish empire as East Francia, the precursor to the Kingdom of Germany, the Holy Roman Empire, and eventually the modern state of Germany. The Alemannic territory of Alsace is not included, being assigned instead to the Middle Francia kingdom.
Image: West Francia (modern day France) in purple, Middle Francia (modern day Low Countries; Luxembourg; western Switzerland; Lorraine, Alsace, and the territories along the Rhone in France; and northern Italy) in green, and East F...
Conrad I is the first king of East Francia to be elected by the five German 'stem duchies' - one of which is Alamannia - and becomes the first King of Germany, though he struggles to assert regal authority over the rebellious dukes.
Following a successful rebellion against King Conrad I of Germany, Alamannia becomes Swabia when the Alemannic Hunfriding family, in the person of Burchard II, establishes the Duchy of Swabia, with a territory that covers modern day Alsace in France, southern Baden-Württemberg and western Bavaria in Germany, western Austria, Lichtenstein, and northern Switzerland.
Image: Duchy of Swabia (yellow), courtesy of wikipedia, Marco Zanoli, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alamannien_Hochburgund_ca_1000.png