"Most Christian King"
[28 November 511]
"O God of Clotilde, help me in this my hour of need.
If thou wilt give me victory now, I will believe in thee."
Clovis, Battle of Tolbiac against the Alemanni"
Clovis with battle axe baptized by Remigius as his wife Clotilde holds his crown and his soldiers pray and cheer
Clovis (aka: Chlodowig) was the king of the Franks and drove the Romans from all of Gaul and subdued other tribes. He married Clotilde, a Catholic woman, who sought his convesion. Finally, after calling on God's aid in the battle against the Alemanni and realizinig his plea, he confessed Christ as Savior and embraced the catholic faith (as opposed to the Arian heresy that was prevelant in the land.) He was baptized at Rheims on Christmas Day by Remigius, the bishop, along with many of his warriors. He instituted Roman Law and Church reform. He passed this life on 28 November 511AD.
Illustrated Traditon of Clovis | Wikipedia Clovis I
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