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Bodegisel

Bodegisel (died 585 or 588) was a Frankish duke (dux). He was the son of Mummolin, duke of Soissons, and served the kings Chilperic I and Childebert II.[1] According to Hans-Walter Herrmann and Ulrich Nonn, confusion between Bodegisel and a later duke named Bobo is responsible for the semi-legendary duke Boggis who appears in sources from the ninth century on.[1] Bobo was a member of an illustrious Austrasian family and a nephew of the deacon Adalgisel Grimo (died 634), but where his dukedom was located is unknown.[2]

In 584, Bodegisel accompanied Rigunth, the daughter of Chilperic, to Spain for her marriage to Reccared, the son of the Visigothic king Liuvigild, although the marriage never took place.[1] After his return, he was sent on an embassy to Constantinople (capital of the Byzantine Empire) on behalf of Childebert, who had succeeded Chilperic in the interim. Bodegisel stopped at Carthage on the return trip, and he was murdered there, being torn to pieces by a mob.[1]

The bishop and contemporary historian Gregory of Tours records that Bodegisel was able to accomplish the unusual feat of passing on his estate to his heirs undiminished.[3] He was celebrated in song by the contemporary poet Venantius Fortunatus.[4]

According to the thirteenth-century Vita sanctae Odae viduae, Saint Chrodoara was married to a certain duke Boggis and became a nun after his death.[1] Writing in the eleventh century, Sigebert of Gembloux named Boggis a duke of Aquitaine and misplaces his life towards 711.[5] The Vita Landberti episcopi Traiectensis, a life of Bishop Lambert of Maastricht, refers to "Chrodoara ... widow of the recently deceased Boggis, duke of Aquitaine" as a "friend" of Lambert's.[6] A spurious charter of king Charles the Bald dated 30 January 845 and the Charte d'Alaon, a modern fabrication, give Bodegisel/Boggis a genealogy that makes him a son of king Charibert II and gives him a brother named Bertrand who succeeded him.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e Stiennon 1979, p. 24.
  2. ^ Wickham 2005, p. 189.
  3. ^ Lewis 1976, p. 393.
  4. ^ Lewis 1976, p. 386 n. 21.
  5. ^ Stiennon 1979, p. 25.
  6. ^ (Oda ... Bohggis Aquitanorum ducis recens defuncti vidua) and (amita) in Vita Landberti episcopi Traiectensis auctore Nicolao, MGH, Scriptores rerum Merovingicarum, VI, p. 415 .

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  • Stiennon, Jacques. "Le sarcopharge de Sancta Chrodoara à Saint-Georges d'Amay: Essai d'interprétation d'une découverte exceptionnelle". Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, 123e année 1979 (1): 10–31. 
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