1868. Oil on panel. M. Knoedler & Co., New York, USA. Read Note.
Clovis I (465-511), King of the Franks. In 481 he succeeded his father, Childeric I, as king of the Salian Franks. In 486 he overthrew the last Roman governor in Gaul and took control of the whole country. In 493, he married St. Clotilda of Burgundy, through whom he was converted to Christianity in 496. Thanks to continuous conquests of the neighbouring lands he enlarged his kingdom and made his capital in Paris. After his death the Frankish kingdom was divided among his four sons