|He became king of the Salian Franks, 426|
After Clodius, all the Merovingian kings had long hair, and their royal power was thought to be connected to the length of their hair. They are often referred to as the "Long-Haired Kings".
Clodio married ca. 410 A.D. to Princess Basina, daughter of Widelphrus, King of the Thuringians (a state in Germany near Bavaria). Of this marriage there were three sons recorded:
1. MEROVIUS, b. 411 A.D.;
2. Sigemerus, b. 413 A.D.; and
3. ALBERO, b.417 A.D..
Merovius succeeded his father as King of the Franks. Albero became Duke of Moselle, and the ancestor of the Carolingian kings of France, the Duke of Bavaria and the Kings of Lorraine (see Carolingian line).