Charibert of Laon

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Charibert (also spelled Caribert and Heribert), Count of Laon, was the maternal grandfather of Charlemagne. Charibert was the father of Charlemagne's mother, Bertrada of Laon.[1]

Only Charibert's mother, Bertrada of Prüm, is known from contemporary records as the two signed the foundation act of the Abbey of Prüm in 721.[2] The same year, also with his mother, he made a donation to the Abbey of Echternach. Charibert's father was possibly Martin of Laon.

The name of Charibert's wife is not known. Charibert had at least two daughters:

Charibert died before 762, as stated in an act of his daughter and son-in-law.


  1. ^ "Bertrade de Laon, Queen of the Franks", The British Museum
  2. ^ Haubrichs, Wolfgang (1979). Die Kultur der Abtei Prüm zur Karolingerzeit. Röhrscheid. p. 31. ISBN 978-3792804018.