The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(also Fredegar), in historical literature, the name conventionally given to the author or authors of an anonymous Frankish chronicle compiled in the mid-seventh century. The part of the chronicle that relates events from 584 to 642 is an original work and is the only literary source covering this period in the history of such regions of the Frankish state as Burgundy and Austrasia.


Chronica vitae sanctorum. (Monumento Germaniae historica: Scriptorum rerum Merovingicarum, vol. 2.) Hanover, 1888.

Wallace-Hadrill, J. M., ed. Fredegarii Chronicon. London–New York, 1960.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The seventh-century Frankish Chronicle of Fredegarius purported to show that the Franks could trace their lineage back to Troy, and by the sixteenth century just about every nation in Europe, it seems, had claimed Trojan, Greek, Egyptian or Old Testament ancestry.