List of Merovingian referendaries

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The referendary, (Latin referendarius, French référendaire), was the Officer of the Palace in the Merovingian period, who made the report of the royal letters in the chancelleries, so as to decide whether they should be signed and sealed.

They were frequently also the Lord Chancellors serving the Merovingian dynasty.


Known referendaries include:

Undoubtedly, many of the other lord chancellors were also référendaire, but none are recorded as such.

See alsoEdit


  • Bluche, François. L'Ancien Régime: Institutions et société. Collection: Livre de poche, Fallois, Paris, 1993
  • Fouracre, Paul and Gerberding, Richad A., Late Merovingian France, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1996
  • Ordericus Vitalis. Forester, Thomas, ed. The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy, Henry G. Bohn, London, 1854