Theodebert, grandson of Clovis and king of Austrasia, was the most powerful and warlike prince of the age; and this remarkable adventure may be placed between the years 534 and 547, the extreme terms of his reign. His sister Theudechildis retired to Sens, where she founded monasteries and distributed alms (see the notes of the Benedictine editors, in tom. ii. p. 216) . If we may credit the praises of Fortunatus (1. vi. carm. 5, in tom. ii. p. 507), Radiger was deprived of a most valuable wife.