Dardanus’ line (of Troy) to France, from Ambassador College Thesis of Herman L Hoeh

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Ambassador College Thesis

Compendium of World History – Volume 2

Chapter XII A:



   The old Trojan House, of the line of Dardanus, was restored to power after the Greek defeat at Troy in 1149. The Greeks did not preserve the history of this restoration for two reasons. One, they did not want to recall their defeat in 1149. Second, their writers deliberately confused the history of Troy to make it appear that only one great war occurred between the victorious Greek states and the Trojans. This corruption of Trojan history was the direct result of trying to make Greek history conform to a distorted account of Egyptian history.
The full story of the royal Trojan House that returned to power in Troy has been preserved — of all places — in the records of the Spanish Hapsburgs! The reason? The Hapsburgs were in fact lineal descendants of the House of Troy!
A complete list of Trojan rulers after the fall of Troy in 1181 may be found in the original Spanish work by Bartholome Gutierrez entitled: “Historia del estado presente y antiguo, de la mui noble y mui leal ciudad de Xerez de la Frontera.” It was published in Xerez, Spain in 1886.
A son of Priam, during that fateful 10-year war which ended in 1181, was named Helenus (See “Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary,” art. “Helenus”.) Through him the royal line was preserved in the Near East. Helenus was given, by the Greeks, a part of Epirus. After 1149 his descendants captured control of Troy from the Greeks and the Jewish House of Dardanus was once again restored to Troy. The Spanish history records the following names of his descendants who governed Troy until the Third Trojan War which ended the city in 677.

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Princes of Troy (with the common Latin endings)

  1. Zenter, son of Helenus           9. Zaberian   
      and grandson of Priam.   
  2. Francus                         10. Plaserius II   
  3. Esdron                          11. Antenor I   
  4. Zelius                          12. Trianus or Priam II   
  5. Basavelian I                    13. Helenus II   
  6. Plaserius I                     14. Plesron II   
  7. Plesron I                       15. Basavelian II   
  8. Eliacor

16. Alexander — the Paris of the last war against Troy. There were about 17 generations (including Helenus) in somewhat over five centuries or approximately 30 years per generation during this period. Members of the Trojan royal family and most of the population fled to the northern shores of the Black Sea in eastern Europe after 677.
For the next two and a third centuries after 677 (the date of the final fall of Troy in a third war) there were the following 12 generations — averaging about 21 years between generations. None of these men were kings in the strict sense until Antenor, who died in 445. The genealogy of the Jewish Trojan House continues as follows:

  1. Priam III, son of                8. Marcomir   
      Alexander or Paris.   
  2. Gentilanor                       9. Priam IV   
  3. Almadius                        10. Helenus IV   
  4. Dilulius                        11. Antenor II, who assumed   
                                         kingly power among the   
  5. Helenus III                         refugees from Troy in   
                                         Southeastern Europe   
  6. Plasserius III   
  7. Dilulius II                     12. Marcomir

   But, before we continue with Marcomir, the son of Antenor, another part of the story should be told. The 8th century anonymous “Frankish Chronicle” (De Rebus Francorum) states that after the fall of Troy in 1181 about 12,000 Trojans fled by ship across the Black Sea to the mouth of the Tanais. From there they spread to the Maeotic Swamps and as far as the borders of Pannonia.
This account agrees very well with the report of Dionysius of Halicarnassus in his “Roman Antiquities,” I, 46, 47, who states that after the fall of Troy “… a larger number escaped than were taken prisoner … the Achaeans, intent on capturing the citadel, were giving no thought to the pursuit of the multitude who were escaping from the city …. Aeneas abandoned the palace; and opening the gates he marched forth with the rest of the fugitives in good order … they were joined not only by the inhabitants of Dardanus … but by the whole populace of Ophyrnium …. this force of the Trojans became a very large one.” In other words, a large number of people escaped.
Dionysius goes on to state that they obtained permission from the Greeks to travel about unmolested in order to find a new country in which to settle. Aeneas headed to the Greek coast near Thessalonika, and from there southwards to the Mediterranean and Italy. But others took a different route. “… Ascanius, his eldest son, with some of the allies, chiefly Phrygians, (went) to the country of Dascylitis (near the Bosphorus) …. But Ascanius did not tarry there for any length of time ….” He returned to the site of Troy and tried to reestablish the city.
Here Dionysius breaks off the account about Ascanius. We know, however, that Ascanius did not remain at the site of Troy, for Virgil and others report him as being with his father Aeneas in Italy shortly afterwards.
But what of the Phrygian army that was with Ascanius? It did not go with him to Italy. This could be, however, the army of 12,000 which according to the “Chronicle” settled at the mouth of the Danube. Fredegarius Scholasticus, claiming Jerome as his authority, says that the Trojans fled, some to Macedonia, some to the Danube under a king Friga. Greek historians, like Strabo, generally confirm this exodus to Macedonia, but are silent about Friga. Since this name can mean, in Greek, simply “the Phrygian”, this just indicates that the Phrygians, under some obscure Phrygian leader, crossed over to the European shore and settled in Macedonia, Pannonia and near the mouth of the Danube. Fredegarius, the “Frankish Chronicle” and Hugo of St. Victor all agree with “Smith’s Dictionary” in stating that the Phrygians settled in that general area of the Balkans. The Macedonians, according to the latter, called the Phrygians Bryges. Gregory of Tours also states that the Franks were originally in Pannonia.
From the lower Danube and Pannonia the Trojan Phrygians moved on into Europe. Fredegarius and the later “K”nigschronik” both claim that they moved under a king Franko or Francio to the mouth of the Rhine where they built New Troy at Xanten (a rivulet named after Xanthus, the river of Phrygia). That a New Troy was built at Xanten is attested to by the Romans, who called the town of Xanten Troia Nova. (See “Der Grosse Brockhaus,” article “Troia Nova”.) In the same way Julius Caesar called the Londoners Trinovantes in reference to their city having been founded as New Troy by Brutus.
The original settling of the Franks at the mouth of the Rhine is supported by Procopius: “… the Rhine empties into the ocean … and this is where the Germans lived of old … who are now called Franks” (Procopius of Caesarea, “History of the Wars,” V, xii, 7, 8). Holland, in other words, was the first home of the Franks in Western Europe.
It is in the region of Scythia Minor that Hunibald, the Frankish chronicler, begins his history. According to him the Trojans, having dwelt in this region for a number of years after the fall of Troy, are finally involved in a series of wars with the Goths from Scandinavia. In 445 B.C. their leader Antenor falls in battle against the Goths. From this point in history begins Hunibald’s list of Frankish kings.
The Trojans who left Troy in 677 after the Third Trojan War went to the area of the Black Sea where they joined the group that had been led there by Ascanius after the First Trojan War in 1181. Both were Trojans, both went to the northern shores of the Black Sea but, at different times. Both record the same kings as they proceed across Europe.


  Kings                          Length of Reign       Dates   
  1. Antenor: a king over   
      Trojan settlers on the   
      Black Sea, himself of royal   
      Trojan blood. Died in 445.   
  2. Marcomirus I: king of the        28             444- 416   
      Sicambri (from the German   
      Cimbri in whose ancient   
      territory they settled).   
      In 441 he brought the people   
      out of Scythia and seated   
      them on the Danube. During   
      a council he was told by a   
      pagan priest to go west where   
      Brutus of Troy had previously   
      gone. A pagan prophecy   
      promises him victory over the   
      Gauls and the Romans. Sends   
      embassy to Saxons and asks   
      for land in which to settle.   
      In April 439 B.C. they leave   
      the lower Danube and move   
      overland, first north, then   
      west, to the mouth of the   
      Rhine. A total of 489,360   
      persons (including 175,658   
      warriors but not including   
      slaves and servants) take   
      part. Marcomirus had   
      brothers Priam, Panthenor   
      and Sunno. They settled the   
      country now called West   
      Friesland, Gelders and   
      Holland. Marcomirus crossed   
      the Rhine and conquered part   
      of Gaul. One of his brothers   
      was made governor. Then the   
      conquest of all Gaul was   
      gradually completed.   
      Marcomirus, according to the   
      "Chronicle of Hunibald", dies   
      926 years before the death of   
      the first Christian king of   
      the Franks, Clovis, in 511.   
  3. Antenor I marries Cambra,        30             416- 386   
      the beautiful daughter of   
      Belinus, king of Britain.   
      She introduces worship of   
      Janus, establishes herself   
      as prophetess and priestess   
      of Diana. From Cambra the   
      Scythian Trojans begin to   
      call themselves Sicambri.   
      Antenor's nephew, Grun,   
      builds Gr"ningen in 386 B.C.   
      Antenor conquered Phrygia —   
      the original Trojan homeland   
      — and slew all the males.   
      (This recalls Judah's punishment   
      of the Edomites, many   
      of whom were now living in   
      Phrygia.) He died in 386   
      when Artaxerxes Mnemon, king   
      of Persia, having finished   
      the Cyprian War, led an army   
      of 300,000 men against the   
  4. Priamus: under him Sicambrians   26             386- 360   
      adopt Saxon language,   
      Greek being retained only by   
      priests for purposes of religious   
      worship. Neumagen, near   
      the mouth of the Rhine, becomes   
      seat of Jupiter worship   
      established by Cambra.   
  5. Helenus I: he erected an         19             360- 341   
      oratory to Pallas, whom he   
      worshipped by sacrificing   
      to her captive children.   
      In 353 he slew 16,000   
      Gauls (Chaldeans) in battle   
      in the land of the Tungri.   
  6. Diocles: he has wars with        39             341- 302   
      both the Gauls and the Goths.   
      In 331 B.C. Goths from Scania   
      attack Saxons, but are   
      repelled by a combined   
      Sicambro-Saxon force. He   
      aided the Saxons against the   
      Goths in 327. In his absence   
      the Gauls invaded his kingdom.   
      By the valour of his officers   
      they were expelled, losing   
      78,000 men, besides captives   
      and children.   
  7. Helenus II: an effeminate        14             302- 288   
      individual, unable to ward   
      off attacks of Gauls. He   
      was deposed in 288, after   
      which 8 years of government   
      under priestly rule followed.   
  8. Bassanus Magnus: the warlike     36             288- 252   
      brother of Helenus, liked to   
      present an image of self-   
      righteousness. So very   
      severe in his laws that he   
      executed his own son for   
      adultery and put away his   
      wife for reviling him for it,   
      and sent her to her father.   
      In his eighth year he built   
      many forts against incursions   
      of the Gauls and finally   
      obtained the full kingship in   
      his possession. In his   
      sixteenth year built the city   
      Bassanburg, where many of his   
      successors had their residence.   
      Trithemius calls this Aix la   
      Chapelle). In 285 B.C, is   
      attacked by father-in-law,   
      king of the Orkneys, but repells   
      him. In 264 B.C. takes over   
      duties as priest of Jupiter,   
      which leads to his ultimate   
      deification as "Theobasan."   
      In 257 B.C. leads a successful   
      campaign as far south as   
      Koblenz. At this time   
      Heligastus, the great prophet   
      of the Sicambri, flourished.   
      Bassanus later conquered   
      from the Saxons all the   
      country from the entrance of   
      the Rhine to Mentz. In   
      year 29 he slew Thaborinus,   
      king of the Togazani (now   
      Westphalians). He put his   
      son on the throne in 252   
      and then disappeared.   
  9. Clodomir I: in his third         18             252- 234   
      year the Gauls demanded   
      restitution of their lands.   
      Clodomir overcame them   
      by the aid of the king   
      of Thuringia and Saxony.   
10. Nicanor: married                  34             234- 200   
      Constantina, daughter of   
      king of Britain. In his   
      first year he aided the   
      Saxons against the Slavs   
      and Goths and returned   
      with much spoil. In his   
      third year he aided his   
      father-in-law against the   
      king of the Orcades. In   
      222 B.C. Sicambrians,   
      Saxons and Thuringians   
      defeat the Goths. In year   
      15 he was defeated by the   
      Goths from Scandinavia, but   
      afterwards expelled them.   
      In 215 B.C. he aided the   
      king of Britain in a war   
      against the Orkneys, but   
      was unsuccessful because   
      of lack of experience in   
      warfare on the sea.   
11. Marcomirus II: successfully       28             200- 172   
      attacked the Romans,   
      Gauls, Goths in his first   
      year. In his fifth year   
      he commanded the acts of   
      the Gauls to be written in   
      rhyme and sung by the bards.   
12. Clodius I: in his tenth           11             172- 161   
      year the Romans and Gauls   
      wasted his country.   
      Being next year aided by   
      the Saxons, he defeated   
      them, but fell himself in   
      the battle.   
13. Antenor II: he concluded          16             161- 145   
      a peace with the Gauls   
      for ten years and abolished   
      the Trojan custom of   
      sacrificing his enemies'   
14. Clodomirus II: in his             20             145- 125   
      tenth year the Gauls   
      broke the peace. They   
      were overcome in 125, the   
      last year of his reign.   
15. Merodachus: in his fifth          28             125-  97   
      year he levied an army   
      of 220,000 of his own   
      people with Saxons and   
      Germans and entered Italy   
      as far as Ravenna. In   
      his fifteenth year,   
      because of several   
      inundations of the sea and the   
      Rhine, the Sicambri and   
      Cimbri were forced to   
      transplant themselves to   
      the interior — the   
      Hercynian Forest — about   
      modern Bohemia. In his   
      twentieth year the Romans   
      and Gauls invaded their   
      territories and set the   
      Goths and Slavs on the   
      Saxons that they might not   
      aid the Sicambri. In year   
      23 (102-101) the Sicambri   
      joined the Cimbri in a war   
      against Rome. They were   
      all defeated by Marius.   
      After this defeat Merodachus,   
      with a fresh army,   
      marched against the Gauls,   
      gave them a great defeat   
      and settled again in their   
      old country.   
16. Cassander: in his second          21              97-  76   
      year the Romans and Gauls   
      entered his kingdom. In   
      his ninth year he aided   
      Arabius, king of the Saxons,   
      against Berobista, king of   
      the Goths, who after five   
      years again invaded Germany.   
      Cassander, aided by Damercus   
      king of the Thuringi,   
      expelled the Goths.   
17. Antharius: in his                 35              76-  41   
      twentieth year some of   
      Caesar's soldiers   
      revolted to the   
      Sicambri, who refused   
      to deliver them up at   
      Caesar's demand.   
      Caesar, in revenge,   
      entered their country   
      and marched all the way   
      to Britain 55-54. In 41   
      Antharius and 2000 of his   
      men were slain by the   
      Gauls. He was the last   
      "King of the Sicambri".   
      Hereafter the Sicambri   
      were called Franks or   
      Franconians after the   
      name of his son and   
      successor, Francus.


18. Francus marries a pagan        28                 41-  13   
      priestess, daughter of   
      king of Thuringia. In his   
      third year the Goths   
      encroached upon the country   
      and remained there for ten   
      years, after which Francus   
      expelled them. In the   
      fourth year the name of   
      Sicambri was changed to   
      Franci by an edict at the   
      people's request. The   
      next year, being at war   
      with the Goths, the Gauls   
      wasted his dominions. As   
      punishment he levied an   
      army of 300,000 men and   
      invading their country took   
      much spoil and killed   
      200,000 people of all sexes   
      and ages. The Romans hearing   
      of this victory sent Lollius   
      with forces into Germany.   
      A long struggle with Rome   
      followed. He made a league   
      with the Germans and Saxons   
      after their Roman allies   
      were defeated.   
19. Clodius II or Clogio:             30         B.C. 13-  18 A.D.   
      an astronomer and diviner.   
      This king of the   
      Franconians fought the   
      Romans in his second year.   
20. Herimerus: he was slain           12              18-  30   
      in battle by Romans and   
21. Marcomirus III: a                 18              30-  48   
      brother of Herimerus.   
      Phrysius, a brother of   
      Marcomirus was governor   
      of Frisia.   
22. Clodomirus III: he                12              48-  60   
      devastated northern Gaul   
      in 55 A.D. He recovered   
      all that his predecessors   
      had lost and fought with   
      the Romans near Mentz and   
      wasted the country of Triers.   
23. Antenor III: he drowns in          6              60-  66   
      the Rhine with much of his   
      army while retreating from   
24. Ratherius: he renewed             21              66-  87   
      the league with the Germans   
      and Saxons in 74. He   
      founded Rotterdam and   
      was buried there.   
25. Richimerus I: he was              24              87- 111   
      strongly religious   
      and even became a pagan   
      high priest. In 97 he   
      repelled a Gothic attack   
      on Saxony. He sent 18,000   
      settlers under son Sunno   
      into Saxony to secure it   
      against Goths. He fought   
      with the Romans and Gauls   
      near Basana (now Aix-la-   
      Chapelle) in 99. He   
      received aid of Winderchind,   
      king of the Saxons, and   
      Verminfrid, king of the   
      Thuringi, in 101. He   
      opposed the Goths who   
      invaded Germany. The Franks,   
      Germans and Saxons planted   
      colonies in that part of   
      Germany, which is now called   
      Brandenburg, in 106.   
26. Odomar: made a league with        14             111- 125   
      the Romans and Gauls.   
      Founder of Utrecht and   
      builder of Odemarsheim in   
27. Marcomirus IV:marries             21             125- 146   
      Athilde, daughter of the   
      king of Britain His son,   
      Frank, builds Helenopolis   
      (Frankfort), another son   
      becomes pagan priest. He   
      rebuilt Marburg in the   
      Landgraviate of Hesse.   
28. Clodomirus IV:marries             17             146- 163   
      Hasilda, daughter of the   
      king of Rugen.   
29. Farabertus: he renewed the        20             163- 183   
      ancient league with the   
      Germans. In his reign the   
      Dutch (Niederl"nder) are   
      first mentioned.   
30. Sunno or Hunno:warred             28             183- 211   
      with the Romans and Gauls.   
      Upon the death of the   
      Emperor Severus, in 211, he   
      entered Gaul and wasted it   
      with fire and sword.   
31. Hildericus: he built a            40             211- 251   
      castle on an isle in the   
      Rhine and called it   
      Hildeburg, 214. Introduced   
      a period of cultural and   
      architectural expansion.   
32. Bartherus: the Franks             18             251- 269   
      attacked in 256 — the   
      year the last Odin   
      invaded Saxony and led   
      many of the tribes of   
      Israel to northwestern   
      Europe. Raids of Franks,   
      Thuringians and Bavarians   
      continue to 259 in Gaul   
      and Italy. In 262 Franks   
      and Saxons carry a raid   
      as far south as Tarragona,   
      which they besiege. They   
      spoiled Italy, as far as   
      Ravenna, 264 and razed   
      the town of Aragon to the   
      ground, 267.   
33. Clodius III or Clogio:            27             269- 296   
      in 283 he entered Gaul,   
      and having slain many   
      Romans, recovered some   
      of that which he had   
      formerly lost. But, the   
      Romans again expelled   
      him in 289.   
34. Walter                             8             296- 304   
35. Dagobertus I                      11             304- 315   
36. Clodius IV or Clogio:              2             315- 317   
      the Romans and Gauls   
      invaded Franconia in 317.   
      Clogio was slain in battle.   
37. Clodomirus V: brother of          18             317- 335   
      Clogio IV. Sends in 322   
      A.D. 30,000 colonists to   
      river Main and establishes   
      Dukedom of Franconia which   
      survives under 21 Dukes   
      till Pepin the Short. He   
      aided the Sarmata against   
      the Romans, of whom he slew   
      36,000 in 321. The Franks   
      were now permitted to   
      resettle themselves where   
      Holland, Utrecht, Gelders,   
      part of Friesia, Westphalia   
      and Brabant now lie. The   
      Franks now split, the East   
      Franks settling in Germany.   
      Their dukes are listed later.   
38. Richimir II: opposed              13             335- 348   
      Constantius with 200,000   
      men in 342. He fought   
      with the Romans and was   
      slain in battle in 348.   
39. Theodomirus: makes Tongres        10             348- 358   
      his capital, attacks and   
      burns Trier. Was taken by   
      the Emperor Julian, who   
      slew him and his mother.   
40. Clodius V or Clogio: to           18             358- 376   
      revenge his father's death   
      he took Cambray, slew   
      many Romans, entered Gaul   
      and annexed much of it (as   
      far as the Sagon River) to   
      his dominions. In 369   
      Valentinian I defeats him   
      by surprise attack. Pepin   
      and Charlemagne are   
      descended from this king's   
      third son, Hector.   
41. Marcomirus V: the last            15             376- 391   
      "King of the Franks" until   
      reign of Pharamund. He   
      obtained a great victory   
      over the Romans at Cologne   
      in 382 and recovered all   
      that the Emperor had   
      possessed, except Armorica or   
      Little Brittany, in 390.   
      He was slain in battle in   
      391. The Romans overpowered   
      the Franks, commanded them   
      to elect no more kings but   
      dukes, in the reign of   
      Theodosius the Great.   
42. Dagobert II: appointed             5             391- 396   
      governor (not king) after   
      the death of Marcomirus,   
      refuses Romans tribute.   
      Valentinian II admires   
      courage of Franks, is   
      unable to retaliate   
      because otherwise occupied   
      and finally killed   
      by Arbogast a Frank.   
43. Genebaldus: also a mere           21             396- 417   
      governor, dies without   
44. Pharamundus: he is the             7             417- 424   
      5th duke of Franconia and   
      was elected king.   
45. Clodius VI: teaches Franks        20             424- 444   
      to wear hair long to   
      distinguish them from   
46. Meroveus: after whom              12             444- 456   
      Franks were called   
      Merovingians Takes Trier,   
      makes great gains in Gaul.   
47. Hildericus II: this                1             455- 456   
      appears to have been a   
      joint year with Meroveus,   
      his father. At death of   
      Meroveus the son was deposed   
      by Egidius and rebellious   
      nobles. Hildericus II flees   
      to Thuringia.   
      Egidius: a Roman, set up         3             456- 459   
      by nobles in place of   
      Hildericus. He was deposed.   
      Hildericus: reinstated.         22             459- 481   
48. Clodoveus or Clovis:              30             481- 511   
      accepts Roman Catholic   
      religion. Baptized in 496 A.D.


Duke                            Length of Reign       Dates   
  1. Genebald I: brother of           30             322- 352   
      Clodomlr IV, migrated   
      with East Franks to the   
      upper Rhine and became   
      their first duke.   
  2. Marcomer                         21             352- 373   
  3. Claudius                         10             373- 383   
  4. Marcomer II                      16             383- 399   
  5. Pharamund became king of         15             399- 414   
      the West Franks in 417.   
      He is reckoned by early   
      historians as the first king of   
      France. In 424 the succession   
      passed to Clodion who founded   
      the Merovingian Dynasty. Its   
      kings all wore long hair.   
      They kept their kingly office   
      until the Pope suggested to   
      the East Franks (Germans)   
      that they could gain the   
      power over the Merovingians   
      by cutting the king's hair.   
      The last Merovingian was   
      accordingly tonsured. The   
      government thereafter passed   
      to Pippin, father of the   
      German king Charlemagne, who   
      restored the Roman Empire in   
      the west in 800. The history   
      of the Merovingians, who   
      descended from the Trojan   
      line and the house of Judah,   
      is made especially interesting   
      in a book entitled   
      "The Long-haired Kings," by   
      J. M. Wallace-Hadrill. (See   
      especially chapter 7.)   
      The Merovingians   
      recognized that though they   
      came from Judah, they   
      were not of the throne   
      of David and would hold   
      their power only so long   
      as they kept a Nazarite   
      tradition — long hair —   
      symbolizing their   
      subjection to a Higher Power   
      — God — who rules   
      supreme among men. (See   
      Numbers 6.)   
  6. Marcomer III: Pharamund          14 with        414- 428   
      ruled in Franconia or           Pharamund   
      East Frankland 399-414;   
      he ruled all France from         4 sole reign  428- 432   
      417 till 424. Marcomer   
      III, Pharamund's brother,   
      ruled in Franconia until   
      Pharamund died in 428   
      (see "Mirror of History").   
  7. Priamus                          12             432- 444   
  8. Genebaldt II                     20             444- 464   
  9. Sunno                            23             464- 487   
10. Clodius II: a West Frank,         16             487- 503   
      became duke of the   
      East Franks (Germans).   
11. Clodomir                          21             503- 524   
12. Hugbald                           26             524- 550   
13. Helenus                           30             550- 580   
14. Gottfried                         24             580- 604   
15. Genebaldt III                     20             604- 624   
16. Clodomir II                       23             624- 647   
17. Heribert                          30             647- 677   
18. Clodoueus III                     12             677- 689   
19. Grosswert                         26             689- 715   
20. Gosspert                          14             715- 729   
21. Hetan                             20             729- 749   
      Interregnum under Pepin         12             749- 761

   The succeeding history of the Franks is so well known and thoroughly documented as to be everywhere available.
Hunibald’s chronicle helps clear up misunderstandings about the Franks presented by the incomplete accounts of other medieval writers. Tyro Prosper (Augustine’s friend), for instance, contradicts practically every other ancient historian by stating that the first king of the Franks was Priam, the father of Marcomir, Sunno and Genebald, who lived around 382 A.D. This Priam was none other than Dagobert II (391-396). Priam was another of Dagobert’s names. Dagobert had three sons Marcomir, Sunno and Genebald. He was the first governor (i.e. first ruler of lower rank than king) of the Franks. Tyro Prosper obviously did not have all his facts straight.
Another great misconception about the Franks is an alleged migration from Pannonia in the days of emperor Valentinian. The “Frankish Chronicle” and Hugo of St. Victor both state that Caesar Valentinian attempted to exact tribute from the Franks living in Pannonia, after these had helped him defeat the Alani. The Franks, refusing to pay, were eventually forced to leave Pannonia and settle at the mouth of the Rhine.
Some loopholes in this story are immediately evident. First of all, Roman history is silent about any dealings with the Franks or other Germans in Pannonia in the days of Valentinian. Secondly, Valentinian I was emperor in the West, and died in an expedition against the Quadi. He was never active in the East. The same is true for Valentinian II, in whose reign the co-emperor Theodosius defeated a league of Huns, Goths and Alans in Moesia. This incident may possibly be partly responsible for the story that the Franks helped Valentinian to defeat the Alans.
Hunibald again comes to our aid. He informs us that both the Valentinians fought against the Franks in the West, not in Pannonia. Valentinian I fought against Clogio V in 369. It was Valentinian II, in the West, who tried to impose the tribute on the Franks in the reigns of Marcomirus V and Dagobert II. The chroniclers probably confused Priam (Dagobert II) and his sons Marcomir, Sunno and Genebald, with the original migration from Pannonia under Marcomir I and his brothers Priam, Panthenor and Sunno. As a result of this confusion, the migration was misplaced by some 700 years. Again, this just serves to demonstrate how valuable Hunibald’s account is in presenting us with the true picture.
There is a bit of difficulty regarding the name Sicambri by which the Franks were for a while known. Hunibald states that it was derived from Cambra, the wife of Antenor I. The “Frankish Chronicle,” Hugo of St. Victor and Aethicus Hister maintain, on the other hand, that Sicambria was a city near the shore of the Black Sea and that from it the people were called Sicambri.
Aethicus Hister, the Scythian geographer of c. 650 A.D., relates in his “Cosmographia” the interesting fact that Caracalla — whom he calls Romulus — encountered some Franks in the vicinity of Troy in 214 A.D. Aethicus states that after occupying the area of Troy (see also Dio’s “Roman History” 78.16.7) Caracalla “fought with Francus and Vassus, who were of royal descent, and they were defeated …. For Francus and Vassus had concluded an alliance with the Albani (Goths) and they were both moving their armies against Romulus (Caracalla); they crossed Histria (the region of Istria on the Dalmatian coast) …. After the most bloody encounter Romulus defeated them. When Francus and Vassus saw that their armies had been cut down they fled with a few who remained … the land was ruined, laid waste and reduced to desolation; they were driven from their own belongings and together with a few companions … entered Raetia and reached uninviting and deserted Germany …” Here we have a small group of Franks moving into Germany. Could this be where the chroniclers mentioned earlier got their idea of a migration under a Francus?
A little later Franks again appear on the lower Danube, but this time as settlers actually brought in from Germany by Probus (276-281). Zosimus relates in his History: “But the Franks having applied to the Emperor, and having a country given to them, a part of them afterwards revolted, and having collected a great number of ships, disturbed all Greece; from whence they proceeded into Sicily, to Syracuse, which they attacked, and killed many people there. At length they arrived in Africa, whence they were repulsed by a body of men from Carthage, yet they returned home (to the Rhine) without any great loss” (Book I). This adventurous excursion is also mentioned by Vopiscus and Capitolinus.
Hunibald’s Chronicle is from Johannes Trittenheim, “Chronik von der Francken Ursprung,” Frankfurt, 1605.

   What connection have the Austrian Hapsburgs with the Trojan kings of the East Franks? Much more than historians today recognize. From Pharamond, king of the Franks, came a princely line of rulers who intermarried with Austrian royalty. This line is preserved in the “Historia de Xerez” by Gutierrez, From Pharamond descended:





Clotarius, whose son Sigibert became a king in Austria


Childubert, king of Austrasia and Burgundy

Theodobert, king of Austrasia

Ligibert, duke of Austrasia

Othobert, count of Altemburg




Guntramus I

Luiffridus I

Luiffridus II


Gumtramus II


Rapatus, whose son became count of Hapsburg

Werner, count of Hapsburg


Werner II

Werner III

Albert I

Rudolf I

Albert II

Rudolf II: of Hapsburg, who became Holy Roman Emperor in 1273.THE DUKES OF GAUL

   At the end of the First Trojan War in 1181 still another group left Troy. These Trojans were led by Franco the son of Hector. The story of their migration to Gaul is extant. It is found in a medieval French chronicle — “Le Myreur d’Histoire” (“The Mirror of History”). This line of rulers is preserved from France to Clovis.Click here to view the figure placed here.

Ruler                           Length of Reign     Dates   
  1. Franco I: he left Troy           10            1181-1171   
      with Aeneas and Antenor.   
      They sailed to Sizille   
      (probably Sicily). Franco   
      traveled to Italy and   
      North Africa. Then with   
      3,000 of his followers he   
      settled in southern Gaul.   
      They called the area   
      Franche. The people were sons   
      of Franco or Franchois. After   
      his death they were known as   
  2. Melus: a son of Franco.          51            1171-1120   
      He rebuilds Troy in 1145.   
      His daughter, Odela, married   
      Silvius the king of Italy.   
  3. Bosses: a son of Melus.          24            1120-1096   
      He defeated Ascanius,   
      king of Italy, in a   
      battle. Bosses later   
      married Grata the daughter   
      of Ascanius. This may   
      have settled the dispute   
      between them.   
  4. Ector I: he was the              16            1096-1080   
      grandson of Broncus.   
      Broncus was a son of Silvius   
      and Odela. Ector founded   
      Troy in Burgogne.   
  5. Alemaine: son of Bosses.         22            1080-1058   
      He conquered all Germany   
      and fortified many cities.   
      Allemania, a section of   
      Germany, derives its name   
      from him.   
  6. Castor: founds the city          30            1058-1028   
      of Castre. Died in a fight   
      with Silvius, king of   
  7. Ylion I                          40            1028- 988   
  8. Alienoir                         28             988- 960   
  9. Gossain                          12             960- 948   
10 Ector II                           19             948- 929   
11. Athanaise                         21             929- 908   
12. Franco II: married                10             908- 898   
      Ydoneas the daughter of   
      Agrippa king of the Latins.   
13. Yborus I: son of Franco II        15             898- 883   
      and Ydoneas. He had a war   
      with his cousin, the king   
      of Italy. Founded Lutesse.   
14 Anthenoire I                       17             883- 866   
15. Yolens: he conquered              43             866- 823   
16. Prian I                           26             823- 797   
17. Yborus II: he repelled            22             797- 775   
      two attacks on Gaul   
      from Amulius king of the   
      Latins. His daughter,   
      Oderne, married Gaffre   
      the king of Africa. After   
      Yborus died Amulius married   
      his widow.   
18. Ector III                         50             775- 725   
19. Ylion II: he founded              40             725- 685   
20. Nay: he founded Turnay.           34             685- 651   
21. Alymodes: he married the          74             651- 577   
      daughter of a Roman senator.   
      He was victorious in a war   
      with the Roman king Priscus.   
      One of his children, Aquitaine,   
      gave his name to the region   
      in France.   
22. Orlins (Aurelian): built          54             577- 523   
      and gave his name to Orleans.   
23. Avrengnas: Auvergne               14             523- 509   
      derives its name from this   
24. Yborus III                        40             509- 469   
25. Frisones: Frise in                28             469- 441   
      Champagne is named after   
26. Flambo: the Gauls took            48             441- 393   
      Rome as far as the capitol   
      during his rule.   
27. Flandroc                          33             393- 360   
28. Turrus (Turnus): founded          59             360- 301   
      Tours. That section of   
      France called "Touraine"   
      derives its name from him.   
29. Brugen: Bruges was                25             301- 276   
 founded by him. His   
 brother Amyrus founded   
30. Duanus (Duaynus)                  16             276- 260   
31. Camberacion: founded              55             260- 205   
32. Bretanges: Brittany is            10             205- 195   
 named after him.   
33. Cletus                            22             195- 173   
34. Franco III: he joined the         53             173- 120   
 Flemish and Burgundians   
 against Rome. The Romans   
 under Scipio were defeated.   
35. Prians II                         56             120-  64   
36. Yborus IV: Julius Caesar          40              64-  24   
 invaded Gaul and took   
 Paris while he ruled.   
37. Franco IV                         28         B.C. 24-   5 A.D.   
38. Trojolus (Troielus) I             29               5-  34   
39. Cloberius (Cloveius)              45              34-  79   
40. Ector IV: he defeated the         47              79- 126   
      Romans and captured   
      Emperor Domitian.   
41. Franco V: he was made             25             126- 151   
      duke of the Gauls by the   
42. Anthenoir II: he was duke         31             151- 182   
      of Gaul and count   
      of Flanders.   
43. Ector V                            5             182- 187   
44. Franco VI                          8             187- 195   
45. Troiolus II                       27             195- 222   
46. Marcones I: wars were             44             222- 266   
      fought in which the   
      Romans lost nearly 30,000   
47. Ector VI; the Germans             16             266- 282   
      held Paris for a short   
48. Porus: Diocletian was             19             282- 301   
      defeated by the dukes of   
      Gaul and Brittany. Martin   
      Bishop of Tongre baptized   
49. Marcones (Merones) II             32             301- 333   
50. Anthenoir III                     10             333- 343   
51. Ector VII                          1             343- 344   
52. Prian III                         32             344- 376   
53. Marchones III               under regent 7       376- 383   
                              joint with son 34      383- 417   
                                   sole (31)        (383- 414)


  1. Pharamond                        11             417- 428   
  2. Clodius                          20             428- 448   
  3. Meroveux                         10             448- 458   
  4. Celdris                          23             458- 481   
  5. Cloveis                          30             481- 511

   These are kings after Marcomirus V (376-391). Compare this list with that from the “Chronicle of Hunibald.”IN RETROSPECT

   Historians would have us believe that Western Europe was inhabited by wild and barbarian Celts and Germans while Rome flourished in power and glory. But, the evidence proves that civilized people migrated to Gaul and the Low Countries centuries before the founding of Rome.
In 1181 Troy fell to the Greek invaders. Franco, a son of Hector, fled to Southern Gaul. His group was later known as Gauls. Caesar subdued them during campaigns in Aquitania and Provence.
Bavo and his followers arrived in Belgica in 1179. They were known as Belgians or Batavians. Another migration leaving in 1181 was led by Francus. They ultimately reached Celtica. The Celts lost their independence to Ursus (Belgian king) in 766. In 52 Caesar conquered both Gaul and Belgium.
Francio began a movement which eventually settled in Pannonia. One of their rulers, Brabon Silvius, was given Agrippina by Julius Caesar. In 378 A.D. Gratian drove the Sicambrians out of Pannonia. Maximus allowed them to migrate to Brabant. Clodius, king of the Franks, annexed Brabant. Thus, Brabon became a servant and Brabant a dukedom.
Trojans under Ascanius (1181) and Alexander (677) joined each other on the Danube. The trek across Europe began in 445. By 439 they reached the mouth of the Rhine. The Sicambrian and Frankish kings ruled the Trojans there. During the reign of Clodomirus V (317-335) the Franks split (East and West). Marcomirus V was the last king of the Franks until Pharamund.

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