07 works, Today, September 6th, is Saint Clodoald’s day, his story illustrated #249

Antoine-Jean Gros (1771–1835)
Clovis et Clotilde, c. 1811

Oil on canvas
Petit Palais, Paris, France

Saint Clodoald, better known as Saint Cloud was born in 522 A.D. He was the grandson of Clovis, founder of the Kingdom of the Franks, and his wife Saint Clothilde. Following the death of his parents, Cloud and his two brothers were cared for by their grandmother, Saint Clothilde, the widowed queen. Upon his father’s death, Cloud’s uncles sought to seize his father’s throne by plotting the murder of Cloud and his two brothers…

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