Bornc. 602 or 610
Diedc. 679 or 662
Noble familyArnulfings
FatherArnulf of Metz

Ansegisel (c. 602 or 610 – murdered before 679 or 662) was the younger son of Saint Arnulf, bishop of Metz.[1]


He served King Sigebert III of Austrasia (634–656) as domesticus. He was killed sometime before 679, slain in a feud by his enemy Gundewin. Through his son Pepin, Ansegisel's descendants would eventually become Frankish kings and rule over the Carolingian Empire.

Marriage and issue

He was married to Begga, the daughter of Pepin the Elder,[2] sometime after 639. They had the following children:


  1. ^ Bouchard, Constance Brittain. Rewriting Saints and Ancestors: Memory and Forgetting in France, 500-1200, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014 ISBN 9780812290080, p. 115
  2. ^ Bartlett, Robert. Blood Royal: Dynastic Politics in Medieval Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2020, p. 318 ISBN 9781108846554