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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Clovis I A.D. 466?-511. King of the Franks (481-511) who unified Gaul as a single kingdom and established his capital at Paris. His name, Gallicized as "Louis,” was given to 18 later French monarchs.

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  • n. king of the Franks who unified Gaul and established his capital at Paris and founded the Frankish monarchy; his name was rendered as Gallic `Louis' (466-511)

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  • The first sign of Germany's desire to dominate others was seen with Clovis I, the first King of Franks.

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  • It would be only 10 short years, however, before the region's first King, Clovis I, a member of the House of Merovingian, established the first Frankish kingdom.

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