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"Death of Chramn" . Guillaume Crétin, Chroniques Françaises. After 1515, Rouen, France. Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Chram (or Chramn) (French: Chramn or Chramne, meaning Raven in Old Frankish)[1] (died 561) was a son of Chlothar I and his fifth wife, Chunsina.[2]

Chram rose in rebellion against his father Chlothar, a king of the Franks, on several occasions. Following one of these rebellions, he fled with his wife and children to the court of Chanao, the ruler of Brittany, pursued by his father. Chlothar gave battle to the combined forces of Chanao and Chram, and his army was successful; the Breton leader was killed, and Chram, delayed in making his escape by sea because of his concern for his family's safety, was captured. Chlothar gave orders that they should be burned, but Chram was strangled before being placed in a cottage,[3] which was subsequently burned. Chlothar reportedly died of remorse later that year.


Translator's note: These are in French

  1. ^ Bruno Dumézil, La reine Brunehaut, Paris, Editions Fayard, 2008, page 9.
  2. ^ de Sismondi, p. 195
  3. ^ de Sismondi, p. 196


  • Gregory of Tours Book IV chapter 20 at The Medieval Sourcebook
  • (in French) Jean Charles L. Simonde de Sismondi, Histoire de la chute de l'Empire romain et du déclin de la civilisation, de l'an 250 à l'an 1000, Paris: Treuttel et Würtz, 1835. OCLC 6969556
  • This article uses text translated from the Dictionnaire Bouillet — a French work which is in the public domain because copyright has expired in the United States, France and other countries where the copyright expires 100 years or more after the author's death.
Preceded by
Clotaire I
Duke of Aquitaine
Succeeded by
Clotaire I