American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The eastern portion of the kingdom of the Franks from the sixth to the eighth century, including parts of eastern France, western Germany, and the Netherlands. It eventually became part of the Carolingian empire.
“BRYNHILD governed in Austrasia for her son HILDEBERT, and on his death, in 595, for her grandsons, THEUDEBERT and THEUDERIK.”
“The country was then divided into two great districts -- the eastern, known as Austrasia; and the western, as”
“Arnor eventually broke up into three separate principalities, just as the empire of the Franks (theoretically a revival of the Western Roman Empire) broke up into the three realms of Neustria, Austrasia, and Lotharingia.”
“He straightway sent to Count Herkenger and begged him to go at once to Germany and ask Henry, duke of Austrasia, to aid him and the Christian people.”
“We should all raise a glass this day and cheer the memory of Charles Martel, de facto ruler by the time of his death in 741 AD of the realms of Austrasia, Neustria and Burgundy.”
“He held the title of Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia, but in actuality wielded the power of a king.”
“A Frankish barbarian of the eastern Frankish kingdom of Austrasia, Charles Martel (688 - 741 A.D.) was most famous for the Battle of Tours (732 A.D.), near Poitiers, in which he successfully defeated the Saracen Moors in their invasion of France, thus preserving Christian Europe from the encroachment of Islam.”
“However, France having been divided into eastern and western, and the eastern being Austrasia, this name of France prevailed so far, that even in the time of the Saxon emperors, the court of”
“Had Sigebert IV survived, he could have staked a legitimate claim to the throne of Austrasia but not to the other Frankish kingdoms.”
“Dagobert I, for example, who had the right credentials, was a true King of the Franks, whereas his grandson Dagobert II was only King of Austrasia.29Although some of the Merovingian kings reigned over all three, on their deaths the lands were divided among their sons.”
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