Guntram

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Guntram

(gŭn`trəm), c.525–592, Frankish king of Burgundy and Orléans (561–92), son of Clotaire I. He intervened in the wars of his relatives in order to maintain the balance of power in the Frankish lands. After the death (575) of his brother King Sigebert I of Austrasia he aided Sigebert's son Childebert II, to whom he eventually left his domains. Supposedly good to his people, he was made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. Feast: Mar. 28.
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However, its long history as a religious house had begun in the 580s when King Guntram of Burgundy established a monastery there.