Ansegisel (also Ansgise, Ansegus, or Anchises) was the younger son of Saint Arnulf of Metz (582-640), bishop of Metz. He served King Sigebert III of Austrasia (634–656) as a duke (Latin dux, a military leader) and domesticus. He was killed sometime before 679, slain in a feud by his enemy Gundewin. Through his son Pepin, Ansegisel's descendants would eventually become Frankish kings and rule over the Carolingian Empire.
Marriage and issue
He was married to Begga, the daughter of Pepin the Elder, sometime after 639. They had the following children:
- Pepin of Herstal (635-714), who would later become Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia, forefather of Charles Martel (686-741) and Charlemagne (747-814) and other great Frankish rulers.
- Martin of Herstal
- Clotilda of Heristal (650-699), married King Theuderic III of Neustria
|Pepin of Herstal (635-714)||635 Herstal||16 December 714||Plectrude of Neustria (c640-718) |
|Martin of Laon (c640-)|
|Clotilda of Heristal (650-699)||650||699||Theoderik III (bef650-691)|
|Ansegisel (c606-bef679)||606||662||Saint Begga (615-693)|
- Les ancêtres de Charlemagne, 1989, Christian Settipani
- Ansegisel of Metz - GENI
- wikipedia:en:Ansegisel - Famous People of Wikipedia
- Medieval Sourcebook: Gregory II to Charles Martel, 739
- Medieval Lands Project