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The COUNCIL OF CANNSTATT, also referred to as the BLOOD COURT AT CANNSTATT ( Blutgericht zu Cannstatt), was a council meeting at Cannstatt
Cannstatt
, now a part of Stuttgart
Stuttgart
, in 746 that took place as a result of an invitation by the Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia
Austrasia
, Carloman , the eldest son of Charles Martel
Charles Martel
, of all nobles of the Alemanni
Alemanni
.

According to the annals of Metz
Metz
, the annales Petaviani and an account by Childebrand , Carloman arrested several thousand noblemen who attended accusing them of taking part in the uprising of Theudebald, Duke of Alamannia and Odilo, Duke of Bavaria , and summarily executed them all for high treason . The number of deaths is a matter of debate. The action eliminated virtually the entire tribal leadership of the Alemanni
Alemanni
and ended the independence of the duchy of Alamannia , after which it was ruled by Frankish dukes.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* R. Christlein u. a.: Die Alamannen. Archäologie eines lebendigen Volkes. Stoccarda 1978 * Karlheinz Fuchs, Martin Kempa, Rainer Redies: Die Alamannen (Catalogo della mostra), Theiss, Stoccarda, 2001 ISBN 3-8062-1535-9 * Dieter Geuenich: Geschichte der Alemannen. Kohlhammer, Stoccarda 2004 ISBN 3-17-018227-7 , ISBN 3-17-012095-6 * Zur Geschichte der Alamannen (Wege der Forschungen), Darmstadt, 1979

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SEE ALSO

* Blood court * Stockholm Bloodbath
Stockholm Bloodbath
(similar event in Swedish history) * Massacre of Verden
Massacre of Verden

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