II (c. 450 – 493) was the King of Burgundy
until his death, though initially co-ruler with his father from 463. He
began his reign in 473 after the partition of Burgundy with his
, and Gundobad
; he ruled from
and his brothers ruled respectively from Geneva
, and Lyon
. They were all sons of Gundioch
in the early 470s Chilperic was forced to submit to the authority of the
by the magister militum Ecdicius Avitus
In 475 he probably sheltered an exiled Ecdicius after the Visigoths
had obtained possession of the Auvergne. After his brother
Gundobad had removed his other brother Godomar (Gundomar) in 486, he
turned on Chilperic. In 493 Gundobad assassinated Chilperic and drowned his wife, Caretena, then exiled their two daughters, Chroma and Clotilda. Chroma became a nun and Clotilda fled to her uncle, Godegisel.
When the Frankish king, Clovis I, requested the latter's hand in
marriage, Gundobad was unable to decline. Clovis and Godegisel
allied against Gundobad in a long, drawn out civil war.
- Gregory of Tours.
- http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/gregory-hist.html Historia Francorum. translated Earnest Brehaut, 1916