Name: Charles Martel, Mayor of the Palace 1
Birth: ABT 688 in Heristol, Leige, Belgium
Death: 22 OCT 741 in Quierzy, Aisne, France
Charles Martel was Mayor of the Palace in Austrasis, and Victor over the Saracens at Tours, 732.
Because of the inadequacy of Merovingian monarchs, actual power of the kingdom passed into the hands of the Kings First Ministers known as Mayors of the Palace, most notably Charles Martel.
Royalty for Commoners, 4th Edition, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2002, Roderick W. Stuart, page 95, line 171, # 43.
Pedigrees of Some of Emperor Charlemagne Descendants, Vol. II, 1974, Langston and Buck, p. cvi.
He was Victor at the Battle of Tours Oct 732, thus stopping the Saracen invasion of Europe.
Father: Pippin (Pepin) II of Heristal b: ABT 635 in Leige, Belgium
Mother: Aupais b: ABT 654
- Alda, aunt of Charlemagne b: ABT 715
- Pepin III the Short, King of the Franks b: 715 in Austrasia
Swanhilde, the Barvarian
- Title: Royalty for Commoners, GPC, Baltimore, 2002, Roderick W. Stuart, p. 95