are: Clovis I (466511) Childebert I (496558) Aregund (515/520580) Fredegund (third wife of Chilperic I (died 597) Dagobert I (603639) Clovis II (634657) Charles Martel (686741) Pepin the Short (714768) and his wife, Bertrada of Laon (born 710-727, died. When renovated, the Saint-Denis basilica included Suger's own words carved in the nave: "For bright is that which is brightly coupled with the bright/and bright is the noble edifice which is pervaded by the new light." 12 It is important to emphasise that Suger was. Center for the Study of Material Visual Cultures of Religion. His successor, who completed the western facade and upper stories of the narthex, before going on to build the new choir, displayed a more restrained approach to decorative effects, relying on a simple repertoire of motifs, which may have proved more suitable for the lighter. Dagobert granted many privileges to the monastery: independence from the bishop of Paris, the right to hold a market, and, most importantly, he was buried in Saint-Denis; a tradition which was followed by almost all his successors. Brynes, author of French Like Us? 11 Suger's fascination with light was not merely aesthetic. Pamela Blum, Early Gothic Saint-Denis: Restorations and Survivals, Berkeley, 1992 Fordham College Medieval Sourcebook, "Abbot Suger: ON what WAS done IN HIS administration", Chapter xxvii: Concerning the Cast and Gilded Doors.