River. From the third to fifth centuries some Franks raided Roman
territory while other Franks joined the Roman troops in Gaul
. Only the Salian Franks
formed a kingdom on Roman-held soil that was acknowledged by the Romans after 357. In the climate of the collapse of imperial authority in the West, the Frankish tribes were united under the Merovingians and conquered all of Gaul except Septimania
in the 6th century.
394 Battle of the Frigidus: The Christian Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the pagan usurper Eugenius and his Frankish ''magister militum'' Arbogast.
524 Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce.
524 The Franks defeat the Burgundians in the Battle of Vézeronce.
732 Battle of Tours: Near Poitiers, France, the leader of the Franks, Charles Martel and his men, defeat a large army of Moors, stopping the Muslims from spreading into Western Europe. The governor of Cordoba, Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, is killed during the battle.
771 Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.
888 Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
986 Louis V becomes King of the Franks.