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Quierzy-Sur-Oise, Picardie, France


Notes: Quierzy-sur-Oise is a French commune in the département of Aisne, in the région of Picardie, straddling the Oise River between Noyon and Chauny.
The peaceful village was the site of a major villa or palatium in the Merovingian and Carolingian eras, and the site of assemblies of the Frankish nobles, of synods of bishops and abbots and other important events. Here Charles Martel died, 22 October 741, and it was probably at Quierzy that Charlemagne was born the following 2 April.
The name of the place appears in documents as Cariciacum, Carisiacum, Charisagum, Karisiacum. Of the royal residence of the Merovingians and the house of Pepin, only traces of earthworks remain, in fields outside Quierzy, in the direction of Manicamp. The Château de Quierzy on the bank of the Oise, rebuilt in the fifteenth century as the fortress of the bishops of Noyon, survives as a single tower.
Quierzy was already a significant stronghold of Neustria at the opening of the seventh century. In events recorded in the Chronicle of Fredegar, when Protadius, the mayor of the palace of Burgundy and the noble lover of Brunhilda, the grandmother of and regent for King Theuderic II. Brunhilda pressured her grandson to go to war against her other grandson, Theudebert II of Austrasia, but when at Quierzy in 606, Theuderic assembled the army, the men did not want to fight their fellow Franks: Protadius was promptly killed by the warriors and the king forced to sign a treaty.
In January 754 Pepin the Short received Pope Stephen II at Quierzy, and his decision was taken to adopt the Roman liturgy and Gregorian chant in his domaines. The Donation of Pippin is alleged to have been made at Quierzy to Pope Stephen II, granting him the Exarchate of Ravenna. For his part the pope legitimized the Carolingians. Charlemagne confirmed this donation in 774, in Rome.
Pepin spent the winter of 762 at Quierzy. Charlemagne convoked an assembly of the nobles in January 775, in preparation of his…


City/Town : Latitude: 49.570878, Longitude: 3.144038


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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Martel, Karel  22 October 741Quierzy-Sur-Oise, Picardie, France I23536


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