During the lifetime of Chlodwig and for some years after his death the rule of Balthild seems to have been comparatively peaceful.
In the year 500, Chlodwig defeated the Burgundians and for a time rendered them tributary to him.
Sigbert seems to have inherited the abilities, without the vices, of his grandfather Chlodwig.
The Franks, at this time, were firmly established in Gaul, under the dynasty founded by Chlodwig.
Its history, from the beginning, is well illustrated by a tradition current among the people, concerning the mother of Chlodwig.
Chlodwig and 3,000 of his followers were soon afterwards baptized in the cathedral at Rheims, by the bishop Remigius.
The emperor was fortunate in securing as his successor Prince Chlodwig von Hohenlohe.