Austrasia



the E part of the former kingdom of the Franks, comprising parts of what is now NE France, W Germany, and Belgium.
Capital: Metz.
Historical Examples

Some—for instance, Otto, the mayor of the palace of Austrasia towards 640—were devoted to the Crown.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 8 Various

They then attacked Austrasia, which had not joined in the revolt.
Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8 Various

Once in possession of Austrasia, Charles sought to extend his dominion over Neustria also.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8 Various

After the conquest of Neustria, Austrasia conquers Aquitaine in 760.
The Catholic World; Vol. IV.; October, 1866, to March, 1867. E. Rameur

He ruled Neustria, while Carloman, his brother, ruled Austrasia (741-747).
The Rise of the Mediaeval Church Alexander Clarence Flick

Dagobert, king of Austrasia, a pupil in college of Slane, 590.
Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum John Healy

Meanwhile his wife, Brunhilda, had long ago been set free to go from Rouen to Austrasia.
The Story of Rouen Sir Theodore Andrea Cook

Introduced by missionaries on the continent, they were re-copied, augmented and continued, especially in the kingdom of Austrasia.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various

In the year 613, when she was over eighty years old, she was put to a cruel death by the nobles of Austrasia.
Woman under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein

A war, incessantly renewed, between the kings of Austrasia and Neustria followed.
A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot

noun
the eastern region of the kingdom of the Merovingian Franks that had its capital at Metz and lasted from 511 ad until 814 ad. It covered the area now comprising NE France, Belgium, and western Germany

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