(d. 720), king of the Franks
, was the son of Childeric II
He became king of Neustria in 715, on which occasion he changed his name from Daniel to Chilperic. At first he was a tool in the hands of Ragenfrid, the Mayor of the Palace. Charles Martel, however, overthrew Ragenfrid, accepted Chilperic as king of Neustria, and, on the death of Clotaire IV, set him over the whole kingdom. The young king died soon afterwards.
From an encyclopedia with the initials E. B., 1911 ed. Copyright expired.