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In the Battle of Tolbiac (modern day Zülpich, between Aachen and Bonn) the expanding Frankish empire under Clovis I defeats the Alemanni (some historians date the battle to 506).
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.
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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...
Following the death of Lothair I, his kingdom of Middle Francia is divided, with the former Alemannic territories around the Rhineland and Alsace becoming the short-lived Kingdom of Lotharingia under Lothair's son Lothair II.
Upon the death of Lothair II the previous year, the rulers of East and West Francia agree the Treaty of Meerssen, by which the short-lived kingdom of Lotharingia is divided amongst them. The Rhineland and Alsace are incorporated into East Francia, the precursor of the Kingdom of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire.
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.