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Male Charles ("the Hammer") Martel Click to view Charles ("the Hammer") Martel in the family tree Click to view Charles ("the Hammer") Martel in the family tree

Charles, known as the Hammer, was born in 0689 in Heristal, Liege, Belgium.  The Hammer's father was Pepin of Herstal II and his mother was Alpaide of Aupois Concubine.  His paternal grandparents were Ansigisel of Metz and St. Begga of Landen. He had a brother named Childebrand.  He was the younger of the two children.  He died at the age of 52 on October 22nd, 0741 in Quierzy-sur-Oise, Aisne, France.  He was buried in Monastery of St Denis, Paris, Seine, France.




the Hammer's family with Chrotrud (Rotrudis) of Treves

‌the Hammer and Chrotrud were married in 0713.  They had two sons and a daughter, named Carloman, the Short and Aude.

Sources/Citations
Andre Roux: Scrolls, 191, Paul, Nouveau Larousse Universel, Rosamond, Frankish kingdom under Carolingians, Royalty for Commoners, Roderick W. Stuart, Andre Castelot, Histoire de La France