Saint Dagobert II

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Dagobert II; by Jean Weyh in the 19th century; Chapelle Saint-Léon, Alsace, Haut-Rhin, France; photographed in 2014 by Ralph Hammann; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageMemorial

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Born a Prince, the son of Saint Sigebert III, king of Austrasia, and Chimnechild of Burgundy. Upon Sigebert‘s death in 656 when Dagobert was still a child, the throne was stolen by Dagobert’s guardian Gimoald in order to make his own son, Childebert, king. Dagobert was kidnapped and exiled to Ireland and England where he was placed with Dido, bishop of Poitiers, France. He attended school at the court of the king. Friend of Saint Wilfred of York. He married an English princess, and had several children including Saint Irmina of Oehren and Saint Adela of Pfalzel. Fought against Theodercus III. Eventually recalled to Austrasia for a supposed reunion, he died in a “hunting accident” that most considered a murder committed to permanently remove him from the throne.

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  • “Saint Dagobert II“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 January 2010. Web. 30 March 2015. <>