Redbad (Radboud)

(c. 647–719)
   King of the Frisians, most likely from 679. He struggled against the Franken, with varying de grees of success. In 689, the pagan king Redbad lost the battle of an cient Dorestad (in the vicinity of the present city of Wijk bij Duurst ede, Utrecht). After 717, however, his armies intruded as far as Cologne in present-day Germany. His son Poppo (b. 674), who suc ceeded him, was less successful; he was cut down in the battle of the Boarn in 734 against the Frankish king Charles Martel.

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