THE ANCIENT KINGS OF THE GERMANS The settlement of the Assyrians and related peoples in early Europe is summarized by several writers in the early Middle Ages. The list of the early kings presented here is from the "Bayerische Chronik" and "Deutsche Chronik" by Johannes Turmair, Abensberg, 1526.
The traditional events assigned to each ancient German ruler are confirmed by both archaeological evidence and the fragmentary comments of classical historians.
The "Bayerische Chronik" is very important for the history of Central Europe. It proves that German history was correctly preserved in song and poetry and in contemporary written records down to Roman times. It further proves that the length of time from the Flood to Roman times was accurately preserved except for an overlooked 24 years. This period was the 24 years from Abram's year 75 to his year 99. The later chroniclers, who placed in parallel German and Hebrew history, universally reckoned the 430 years from the Covenant that was confirmed with Abraham to Sinai as beginning when Abram was 75 years old, instead of 99. They therefore placed the Flood 24 years too late in history.
The German chronicles that were the basis of Turmair's work placed the Flood 131 years before the coming of the German patriarch Tuisto into Europe. They should have reckoned 131 plus 24 — that is, 155 years. With this one exception, all dates from Tuisto down to the burning of Rome in 390 B.C. need no correction. All that is necessary is to add the separate lengths of reign. There are no missing lengths of reign.
German history commences with an extensive settlement of farmers in Europe from the Don River to the Rhine. The date of this migration into Europe from Mesopotamia and the Near East is placed at 2214 B.C. by German history — just 155 years after the Flood and 40 years after the Tower of Babel.
BEGINNING OF GERMAN OR ASSYRIAN HISTORY The real beginnings of Assyrian history were not presented in Volume I. They are restored here. One account begins with the reign of Nimrod in 2194 — after the 60-year reign of Cush. Cush was the first Belus — the word means "lord" — who bore rule after the Flood.
Early Rulers of Assyria
and Babylon Lengths of Reign Dates
Saturn: the Nimrod of Scripture, 56 2194-2138
known also as Ninus I.
Belus: great lord of Assyria 55 2138-2083
— a title of Shem as lord
over all his family. The
title was later taken by Asshur.
Ninus II: conquered the 52 2100-2048
Middle East in 17 years
(2100-2083), while his
father was recognized as
supreme ruler, (see
Ninus is the name of
Asshur used by classical
Semiramis or Ishtar 42 2048-2006
Ninyas: called Zames 38 2006-1968
(see Vol. 1 for history).
THE EARLY SETTLERS OF EUROPE
The "Bavarian Chronicle" records in detail the earliest settlers of Europe after the Deluge. Their encampments and habitations have been recovered by archaeological research and are labeled the "Neolithic" migrations that traversed the Danube and adjoining valleys.
Shem or Tuitsch came into Europe with members of his family, as well as with certain of the sons of Japheth and two of the sons of Ham who were of the white stock. From these have descended most of the present-day nations of Europe. The descendants of Shem include many sons of Joktan, son of Heber, and a number of the sons of Mash, son of Aram. The Biblical names (Genesis 10) of the grandsons and great-grandsons of Shem are clearly preserved in most instances by the "Chronicle". In the following chart, together with the names of the patriarchal settlers, appear either the areas settled, the tribes which sprang from them, or their Biblical names. An historical or classical map should be consulted for location of geographic names. In later times the descendants of these early heroes migrated west, south, north and east under population pressure.
The white descendants of the following patriarchs also colonized parts of Europe:
Dukes settled by Shem
in Europe Identity, or Area settled
1. Sarmata, son of settled Sarmatia; is the
Joktan Hazarmaveth of Gen. 10:26;
colonized south Arabia;
a son Tanaus gave his name
to the river Tanais, now
called the Don.
2. Dacus, son of Mash, settled Dacia, later also
grandson of Aram colonized in Denmark
3. Geta, another son from whom came certain of
of Mash (included in the Getae of Roman history
not in "Bavarian
4. Gotha Gether from whom came the Goths
5. Tibiscus, late settled on the river
Latin spelling of Theiss or Tibiscus;
Tiobo, an Italian descendants migrated into
spelling of Jobab Germany (see "Encyclopedia
(Gen. 10:29) Britannica", article
6. Moesa, Mash settled Mysia and Moesia
7. Phrygus, or Brigus, settled in Phrygia and
son of Mash (Gen. Europe
8. Thynus, son of Mash settled Bithynia in Asia
9. Dalmata, Almodad settled Dalmatia on Adriatic
10. Jader, Jerah (v .26), founded the port called
his descendants also Jaderia Colonia in Illyria
settled in Arabia
11. Albanus or Albion, for whom Albania is named,
Abimael (v. 28) and also Albion or Britain;
his descendants early
migrated to the Isle of
12. Sabus or Sau, Sheba settled on the river Save;
(v. 28) migrated to Italy as
13. Pannus or Benno, settled Pannonia
son of Mash
14. Sala or Salon built the town Sala; gave
Shelah (v. 24) his name to river Sal
15. Azalus or Aezel, ancestor of the Azali;
Uzal (v. 27) also settled in Aezeland
16. Hister, the Joktan settled Istria; Hister
of the Bible (Gen. means same in Indo-European
10:25) tongues that Joktan does
in Hebrew — water course
17. Adulas or Adler, anciently dwelt on Upper
Hadoram (v. 27); Rhine; his son Than gave
colonized in Arabia his name to the river
Thonau, now called the
18. Dicla, Diklah thought to have dwelt on
(v. 27) Upper Rhine; his
descendants later migrated
to Gedrosia in Persia
l9. Obalus or Elb, from him the river Elbe
Obal (v. 28) takes its name
20. Epirus Ophir colonized Asia from Epirus
21. Eber built Ebersau — the
Eburodunum of Ptolemy's
22. Hoeril, Havilah gave his name to river
(Gen. 10:29) Havel or Havila (Jacobus
Schatz: "Atlas Homannianus
Illustratus", p. 121); from
him descended the Heruli
23. Arcadius, father of the settled Arcadia in Greece
Arkites (Gen. 10:17)
24. Emathius, father of settled Emathia in Macedonia
Hamathites (Gen. 10:18)
25. Tiras, son of colonized Thrace
26. Moska, Meshech — colonized east of the
son of Japheth Carpathians
27. Javan, son of Hebrew name for Greece is
28. Thubal, son of Josephus records that
Japheth certain of his children
29. Gomer, son of dwelt for a time in Italy
30. Asch, Ashkenaz — his descencants mixed with
son of Gomer the Goths — whence Jews
who settled in Central
Europe acquired name of
31. Reif or Rus, settled in Scythia and
Riphath — son of White Russia
32. Tagus, Togarmah — dwelt for a time in Southern
son of Gomer Europe
KINGS OF ANCIENT GERMANY
Chief of thirty-two dukes. Noah gave him all the land between the Don River and the Rhine or what was called Grossgermania. This is the beginning of the "neolithic" settlement of Europe. Tuitsch is, according to all ancient German commentaries and chronicles, a son of Noah. But which son? Noah adopted Tuitsch's children as his own. The ancient Germans understood the name Tuitsch to be the title "Teacher." He was therefore the great patriarch of his family who taught the divine will to his children.
Early Kings of German Lengths of Reign Dates
1. Tuitsch or Tuisto 176 2214-2038
Tuitsch is the father of Mannus (who is the Assyrian Ninus). The son of Mannus, Trebeta, is the same man who is called the son of Ninus in classical writers. The son of Mannus or Ninus — Trebeta — built Trier, the first town of Germany. Since the Bible calls this Ninus (who built Nineveh), Asshur, Tuitsch is therefore Shem!
Tuitsch (Shem) left Europe for Egypt in 2038. His appearance in Egyptian chronological records of Dynasty I dates his arrival and government in 2037. From Armenia Tuitsch left 155 years after the Flood (131 plus 24) — see the comments at the beginning of this chapter. With him were twenty-two descendants plus eight from Japheth and two from Ham. Tuitsch made his headquarters at Deutz (today Koeln-Deutz). The country is called Deutschland after him — that is, the land of the great Patriarch or Teacher, Shem. In the 25th year of his reign (2190-2189) Tuitsch held a state assembly, divided lands among his descendants and ordained laws. He also brought more colonies from Mesopotamia.
For the last 60 years of Tuitsch's or Shem's reign in Germany, he governed his family from Egypt and Italy. It was not until 1978 that Mannus assumed the government over Western Europe, succeeding his father Tuitsch. At the beginning of his reign he sends out colonies to France and Asia Minor. His son Herman establishes the kingdoms of Phrygia, Mysia and Bithynia in Mannus' 34th year (1945-1944). Another son Trieber or Trebeta, built Trier. Nerus, another son, settled in the Netherlands. This Mannus is the Assyrian Ninus and is Asshur, son of Shem. Asshur means "strength" in Hebrew and has the same sense as Mannus — masculinity — in German.
2. Mannus or Mann 72 1978-1906
This son of Mannus or Ninus — Asshur — was the German Mercury. His wife Freia was the German Venus. He instituted the observance of Weinnachten of December 24. Eingeb is responsible for settling Germans on the North Sea from Denmark to Dunkirk. He sent his general Brigus from the Danube valley to secure Spain against the African Amazons (female warriors). Myrein, queen of the African Amazons advanced up the Danube but was defeated and slain by Eingeb's generals Seiphyl and Mopser.
3. Eingeb or Ingaevon 36 1906-1870
Son of Eingeb, Ausstaeb was the German Mars. From him are descended the Rheinlanders. In his days a great drought devastated Italy.
4. Ausstaeb or Istaevon 50 1870-1820
5. Herman 63 1820-1757 Son of Ausstaeb. He taught the philosophy that war and to die in battle is most pleasing to God. He introduced the arts of warmaking to the Germans. The Druids began to flourish in Germany. Herman settled the heart of Germany, whose people were called Hermanduri or Hermiones after him.
6. Mers 46 1757-1711 Son of Herman. The city of Merseburg is named after him. The Dithmarsii descended from him. Oryz, the Egyptian god-king Osiris, came with his wife Eisen up the Danube valley to Mers. They left Germany and went to Italy on their way back to Egypt. Cultural development of Germany through contact with Egypt in days of Joseph — beer making, agriculture, forging and medicine were brought to Germany.
7. Gampar 44 1711-1667 Son of Mers. He was the inventor of beer brewing. His daughter Araxa became one of the wives of Libys (the Egyptian and Spanish Hercules), the son of Oryz, and gave birth to Tuscus, Schyth, Agatyrsus, Peucinger and Gutho.
8. Schwab 46 1667-1621 Son of Gampar. He gave his name to Schwaben. In his reign Eisen came to Germany and taught the people various crafts.
9. Wandler 41 1621-1580 Son of Schwab. Ancestor of the German Wenden or Vandals, who were first known at the Weser, next in the countries north of the Elbe; afterwards, a colony went into Spain, then into Africa where they restored the Roman Empire; their kingdom was demolished by General Belisarius. The cities of Luebeck, Rostoch, Dantzig, and others are the relics of those first Vandals who did not migrate to North Africa. These German Vandals are different from the Wends called Slavi, Slavonians, Poles, Bohemians who settled in the ancient lands of the Vandals.
10. Deuto 27 1580-1553 Son of Wandler, gave his name to the Teutones. He led a campaign into France and built there the cities of Vannes, Sens, Santgenge and Toulouse. He was deified as the German Mercury, as Eingeb had previously been.
11. Alman (Allmann or Altman) 64 1553-1489 Son of Deuto, was the German Hercules. Famous for use of trained lions in war. Bore a lion in his shield. Bavarians, who descended from him, still use a lion on their coat of arms. He had many sons. Norein received Noricum (in Bavaria today). Norein was the father of part of the Bavarians. Haun was the father of the German Huns and lived with his brothers Glan and Schyter. Helvos was the father of the Helvetti in Switzerland. Baier ruled Bavaria. Mied and Math were the ancestors of the Mediomatrices in Alsace. Theur went to foreign lands.
12. Baier 60 1489-1429 Son of Alman. He sent a great army of Germans and Wends from Germany, Denmark and Gothland to the Balkans. One group, the Goths under Gebreich and Vilmer, settled on the river Theissa and lived there as the Getae till the time of Valentinian. Another group, including the German Amazons, proceeded down the Danube valley to the Black Sea and on through the Crimea and the Palus Maeotis to Armenia and Cappadocia and the Taurus mountains. Here they were known as the Cimmerians. Baier was also known as Bojus of Bavaria since he was the ancestor of many Bavari. He built Prague.
13. Ingram or Ingramus 52 1429-1377 Son of Baier. He sent many German colonists to Asia Minor. Tanhauser, king of the Germans in Asia Minor, and his priestess Schmirein, led a conquering army through Syria as far as Egypt. Built Hermenia, afterwards called Reginoberg (Ratisbon).
14. Adalger or Adelger 49 1377-1328 Son of Ingram. German Amazons were again famous in his time under Queens Lautpotis and Martpeis. They crossed through Asia Minor to Lycia, but were defeated.
15. Larein 51 1328-1277 Son of Adalger. This is the Laertes of Trojan fame, mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus. During his rule an army set out from Germany and went via Poland and Ruthenia to the Danube valley. Here it was joined by Germans who had come to the area some 150 years earlier, and the combined forces fell into Asia Minor under their leader Mader and their queen Aloph. They passed through Phrygia and settled in Armenia.
16. Ylsing or Ulsing 53 1277-1224 Son of Larein. This is the Trojan Ulysses of Tacitus. He is also the Greek Odysseus who sailed out to the Atlantic and up to the Rhine. Built Emmerick on the Main. During his reign the Germans under Galter again invaded Asia Minor and settled on the banks of the river Sangarius. Priam of Troy tried in vain to expel them, finally made a treaty, and they later helped him against the Greeks.
17. Brenner or Breno 38 1224-1186 Son of Ylsing, in whose reign Prichs ruled the Germans on the Black Sea and the women under queen Themyschyr conquered Bithynia, Paphlagonia and Cappadocia.
18. Heccar (Hykar or Highter) 31 1186-1155 Son of Brenner. He is the famous Hector of the First Trojan War. He was of great help to Priam. Teutschram, king of the Germans of Transylvania and son-in-law of Priam also sent help.
19. Frank (Francus or Franco) 41 1155-1114 Son of Heccar. From him descended the German Franks or Franconians. In his days Amar, queen of the German Amazons, burned the temple in Ephesus.
20. Wolfheim Siclinger 58 1114-1056 Son of Frank. He sent another great migration of settlers from Germany to the Black Sea.
21. Kels, Gal and Hillyr 50 1056-1006 Sons of Wolfheim. They divided their father's realm after his death. Hillyr received Illyria, Gal received Gaul and Kels received Germany. Hillyr had three daughters and six sons, all of whom settled in the regions of the Balkans, Thrace and Greece.
22. Alber 60 1006-946 Son of Gal, ruled together with his six cousins. The center of his government was in France.
23. Walther, Panno and Schard 62 946-884 Another son of Gal, ruled together with Panno and Schard, the grandsons of Hillyr. From Walther Italy is called Walhen or Walschland. Panno gave his name to Pannonia. From Schard came the Schardinger or Schordisci.
24. Main, ?ngel and Treibl 70 884-814 Sons of Walther, ruled jointly with Treibl, son of Panno. From ?ngel are descended the Angles who lived in Thringen and Meissen.
25. Myela, Laber and Penno 100 814-714 They ruled jointly.
26. Venno and Helto 70 714-644 Ruled jointly. Helto invaded and settled in Italy, expelling the former inhabitants.
27. Mader (Madyas) 55 644-589 Made extensive conquests. He built Milan. He led a German campaign as far as Syria and Palestine. Of his sons, Balweis received Lombardy, Sigweis Bavaria, and Brenner Thringen and Meissen.
28. Brenner II and Koenman 110 589-479 Brenner was the son of Mader. He was an "Engl"nder" and king of the Schwaben. His wife was Th"m"rin (Tomyris), queen of the Getae, Dacians and Scythians. Brenner sent her troops to help in the war against Cyrus. He also defeated Darius who tried to invade the lower Danube region. Together Brenner and Th"m"rin conquered much of Asia Minor as far as Armenia. His nephew K"nman, son of Sigweis, was king of the Bavarians. Brenner expelled K"nman and 300,000 Bavarians from Bohemia and resettled that region with Schwaben, who then became known as Markmannen. Some of the expelled Bavarians settled in Bavaria proper, but by far the largest number of them crossed the Alps into Italy, from where they drove out some of the Etruscans. After the death of K"nman, the Bavarians of Italy were ruled by the kings Zeck, Ber (who built Bern or Verona) and Breitmar.
Son of Breitmar, was king over both Schwaben and Bavarians, and reigned over Germany and Italy. Under his leadership the Schwaben and Bavarians sacked Rome. He had sons H"rkaz, Matsch"r, Guotfrid and Schirm. His daughter Gueta was married to Philip of Macedon. Burning of Rome (July 390) occurred in his 9th year.
29. Landein with his sons 80 479-399
Ant"r and R"g"r
30. Brenner III 38 399-361
31. Schirm 361-263 Son of Brenner III. He and his son Brenner IV ruled until 60 years after death of Alexander — although Brenner IV dies earlier. Brenner led a massive German invasion into Greece, plundered Macedonia and the oracle at Delphi, but was killed in 279 B.C.
32. Thessel 85 279-194 Son of Brenner IV, ruled jointly with his uncle Lauther and his brother Euring. Lauther, with his brother Lebmner, broke into Asia Minor with 20,000 men and settled in Cappadocia and Phrygia. Thessel's sons Breitmar, Ernvest and Wirdm"r ruled over the Bavarians in Italy. His wife, Teutscha, was queen of Istria. The Romans defeated the Bavarians in Italy, killing Wirdm"r and 40,000 of his men.
33. Dieth I no length given 194-172 Son of Thessel, ruled jointly with his son Diethmer. Diethmer invaded Palestine on behalf of Antiochus IV, took many Jews captive and settled them in Germany near Regensburg. Soon afterwards Hannibal attacked Italy and many of the Bavarians from Northern Italy joined him against Rome. After Hannibal's defeat there followed a war between the Romans and Bavarians in northern Italy which lasted 12 years. Finally, weary of fighting, the Bavarians left Italy, where they had dwelt for almost 400 years, and settled in Pannonia. Dieth was also driven from Italy, whereupon Diethmer, in retaliation, persuaded Philip V of Macedon to renew his hostilities with Rome. Entz and Olor, German kings in Istria and Transylvania, aided Philip, but Rome won. In Asia Minor Rome launched an attack against the German kings Orthjag, Gompelmer, G"udhor, Orgsgund and Eposgnad. These retreated eastward over the Halys, where they were defeated, sued for peace, and swore never to raid foreign nations again. The Romans also defeated king Entz of Istria.
34. Baermund and Synpol 45 172-127 Ruled after the death of Dieth I and Diethmer.
They ruled jointly over the Germans and Bavarians in 127 B.C. They gathered an army of 300,000 Saxons and Bavarians, intending to invade and resettle Italy, from which they had been driven some 70 years earlier. They were, however, defeated by Marius at Aquae Sextiae (102 B.C.) and Vercellae (101 B.C.). Boiger died, having reigned 27 years.
35. Boiger, Kels and 27 127-100
36. Scheirer 30 100-70 Mithridates tried to enlist his aid in the struggles against Rome.
37. Ernst (Arionistus) and Vocho 20 70-50 Ernst was king over Germany and France, his brother-in-law, Vocho, over Bavaria, Austria and Hungary. Ernst invaded France, fought there for 14 years, and settled it with 120,000 Germans. Next 33,000 Bavarians decided to go via France and Spain into Italy. They were joined by the Helvetti. Julius Caesar defeated them, sent the Helvetii back home, but allowed the Bavarians to settle in Burgundy. Caesar also defeated king Ernst.
38. Pernpeist 10 50-40 He made a treaty with Persia against the Romans, made raids into Greece and even attacked Apulia and Naples by sea. The Bavarians, having been driven from Italy, lived near the Drave and Danube for 127 years. In the times of Ernst and Pernpeist they left their homes, sailed down the Danube and settled near the Vistula, Dniester and Dnieper, where they remained some 550 years. The name of the Bavarians is not encountered again for some 500 years, till the time of Attila.
In 13 B.C. Augustus made an attack against the Germans on the Danube. Later he settled 40,000 Westphalians, Hessians and Schwaben on the west bank of the Rhine.
39. Cotz, Dieth II and circa 40-13
Virtual anarchy now began to reign among the German tribes. There were anti-Roman and pro-Roman factions and these split whole tribes and even families. The ruling families soon killed each other off in family feuds and inter-tribal warfare.
The royal house that next dominated Germany came from the Sicambrian Franks. Their history appears later in the "Compendium", chapter XII A.