King Clovis I's father was Merovich, who was the first regional governor of France. France was split into regions to be governed separately. They were governed by governors who were to act as rulers under Rome. King Merovich was the first to be one of these regional governors. However, King Merovich wasn't as well know in history as his grandson, the next ruler, King Clovis I.
When Clovis became King. He proved himself worthy of the position of governor by being a wise choice maker. In 486, King Clovis I decided to attack Rome, and free France of the tribute taxes. The Roman general did not take the battle seriously, so when Clovis battled him, Clovis won. Because of the outcome of the battle, Rome lost control of France. Clovis was not satisfied with conquering Rome. So Clovis went to conquer many other places, including other separate French regions.
King Clovis I married Clotilde, who was the niece of the King of Burgundy. This strengthened Clovis's empire, because it added to King Clovis I's lands. Clovis was a pagan, while his wife, Clotilde was a Christian. Clotilde went to the Catholic church and tried to persuade Clovis to be a Christian. Clovis remained Pagan until 496. At the same year, there was a battle against one of his main opponents. Clovis was losing the battle, so he prayed and asked for victory. At the moment he opened his eyes, he was winning the battle. At the end he won. Thus Clovis believed in God.
King Clovis I kept on expanding his territory until 509. At that time all his territory was united into one kingdom, and he was the King of it all. King Clovis died in 511.
King Clovis I was a wonderful leader: he freed France from Rome's bondage, he added to France's territory, and also did many other feats. King Clovis I was a very wise leader.