Compendium of World History - Volume 2
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Compendium of World History - Volume 2

Chapter IV:


   How did this unique influence of the Jews in Eastern Europe begin?
   Scholars and historians many of them Jews have puzzled over the presence of the huge Jewish population in Eastern Europe. There is no recorded evidence that they migrated from Babylon after the Babylonian captivity. Nor are they the descendants from the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus in A.D. 70.
   Who, then, brought the Jews into Eastern Europe seven centuries before the birth of Jesus.
   The answer has been in the Bible all these years! It is found in II Kings 18:13-16. "Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fortified cities of Judah, and took them. And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying: 'I have offended; return from me; that which thou puttest on me will I bear.' And the king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold. And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king's house. At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the Lord, and from the door-posts which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria." A parallel account may be read in either II Chronicles 32 or Isaiah 36.
   Notice the dates of this event the fourteenth year of Hezekiah 711-710. Sennacherib was at this time associated with his father on the throne of Assyria. A vigorous general, he captured all the fortified cities of Judah except Jerusalem, enslaved the inhabitants. Where he carried them had been unknown to historians. But the answer is preserved for us in the "Austrian Chronicle". He carried them into Eastern Europe along the Danube River. But how could an Assyrian king of Nineveh plant tens of thousands of Jewish captives in Europe? because Central Europe was then part of the Assyrian Empire.


Rulers Lengths of Reign Dates

Gennan, middle son of Peyman, 4 708-704
became duke. He was overcome,
records the Austrian Chronicle,
by the Jews and was circumcised,
accepted Jewish marriage
customs, put away images and
acknowledged the Hebrew
faith. He called himself "Gennan,
a Jew." There were not yet any
Jewish noble, willing to give
their daughters in marriage to
him. So he died without wife
and heir.

Nanman and Saptan, sons of 61 704-643
Peyman, split the country.
Nanman chose the lower and
Septan the upper part.
Nanman married a Hungarian
duchess called Meynin (Mennin).
Saptan became the Master over
his brother and over all the
land, also changed its name to
Mittanauz. He married a
Bohemian duchess called Salaim
(Salan, Salann, Salim), who
was a Jewess. They had two
sons, Tanton and Rippan.
Tanton died without wife before
his father.

Rippan, a Jew, married a 57 643-586
countess from Penenaw (Pennawe),
named Menna. They had one son,
Lantawz, and two daughters,
Pamyn and Rachaym. Lantawz and
Pamyn (Panym) died unmarried
before their father.

Salant, a Jew, a duke from 45 586-541
Hungary, married Rachaim.
They had one son, Piltan II
(Pilton, Pilkan) who died.
After both this son and
Salant had died, Rachaim

Laptan, a Jew from Bohemia, 15 541-526
married Rachaim. Changed
the name of the land from
Mittanauz (Mittenaus) to
Fannau (Fannawe). They
died without an heir.

At that time there ruled 40 526-486
a Jewish duke in Hungary,
called Almantan. He
usurped the power and
conquered the dukedom of
Fannaw. Almantan brought
with him his wife, a
Bohemian duchess, named
Schlammyn (Schalmmyn). She
was Jewish. They had two
sons, Rantanaiz and Halman
(Halbman). Halman became
duke of Hungary.

Rantanaiz (Rattans), in 57 486-429
his day the name of the
land was changed from
Fannaw to Aurata. He
called himself "Rattanaiz,
a Jew." Married Bohemian
duchess called Sawlin
(Sawlim). They had a son
who died without name, and
a daughter, Lenna.

Rettan, Hungarian duke, 45 429-384
marries Lenna. He changed
the name of the land from
Aurata to Fyla. They had
a son, Manton (Montan).

Flanton, married Sanna, 54 384-330
a duchess from Bavaria.
They had a son, Hegan and
a daughter, Semyn. Hegan
died unmarried before his

Rattan, a Hungarian duke, 39 330-291
marries Semyn. They had
one son, Attalon.

Attalon, married a Bohemian 57 291-234
duchess, Magalim. They had
three sons, Raban, Penyn
and Effra, and Semna, a
daughter. Semna died young.
Penyn also died without
wife and heir.

Raban (Rawan, Raban), (6 months) (234)
married a Bohemian duchess
called Sancta (Santta,
Santla). They died without

Effra, Attalon's youngest 49 234-185
son, married Hungarian
duchess, Samaym, who was
Jewish. They had one son, Naban.

Naban, married a Hungarian 52 185-133
duchess, a Jewess, Samanna.
They had a son, Rolan, and
a daughter, Signa who died

Rolan (Nolan), changed the 32 133-101
name of the land from Fyla
to Rarasma. Married a
Hungarian duchess, Sanna.
They had two daughters,
Eminna and Sanna. Eminna
died unmarried.

Remar (Reinar, Reimar), 53 101- 48
a Bohemian duke, married
Sanna. They had one son,

Natan, married Hungarian 41 48- 7
duchess, Satym (Satyn).
They had two daughters,
Masym and Rachym.

Masym, a duchess. She 2 1/2 7- 5
died before marrying. Her
sister Rachym obtained the

Raban (Naban), a Bohemian 51 5 B.C. to 47 A.D.
duke, married Rachim. They
had two sons, Lanat (Lenat,
Lamer, Laniar), and Sannet
(Samet, Samer). Lanat died

Sannet, married a Hungarian 34 47- 81
duchess, Enna. They had a
son, Laban, and a daughter,
Racha (spelled also Ratha,
Rachaym, Rathaym). Laban
died before his father.

Saptan, duke from Bohemia 42 81-123
married Racha. They had
a son, Salamet (Salamer),
and a daughter, Semna
(Sanna, Senna). Salamet
died unmarried before his father.

Rolant, a Bohemian duke 52 123-175
marries Semna. They had a
son, Rattan, a daughter,
Amama II (Amania), and
another son, Jannat (Jannas,
Jannet, Jamer). Rattan
and Amama died without heir
before their father.

Jannat (Jannett Janner), 51 175-226
changed the name of his
inheritance from Rarasma
to Corrodancia. Married
a Bohemian duchess called
Samanna. They had a son,
Manton (Montan). With him
ended the predominance of the
Jewish faith, and the land
lapsed again to Heathenism.

Manton 45 226-271
   In his time heathen from Hungary and other lands forced Manton to become a heathen and to pray to images. "He called himself Manton, a Heathen." He married a heathen duchess from Hungary, named Signa. They had two sons, Natan (Mathan) and Reptan. Reptan died young and unmarried.


   The sudden influx of heathenism in the hitherto predominantly Jewish patrimony was due to a mass migration from the east. This was the period of the last famous Odin or Wodan king of the Saxons from 256-300. He led numerous tribes from Eastern Europe following the Roman attack upon Dacia (the modern Romania). The story of Wodan will be made plain in a succeeding chapter.
Natan, married a duchess 51 271-322
from Hungary named Salymna
(Salynna). They had two
sons, Salanata and Hemna
(Hemma, Henna, Honna). The
latter died without heir.

Salanata, married a 41 322-363
Bohemian duchess called
Alamynn. They had one
son, Rattan, a heathen.

Rattan, married a Bohemian 32 363-395
duchess, Sympna (Synna,
Symna). They had a son,
Fultan (Sultan, Fulkan,
Fullan) who died without
heir before his father.

Rolant, a heathen Hungarian 51 395-446
duke was established in
Corrodancia by the Romans.
He brought along his wife,
a Bohemian duchess called
Salympna (Salymna). They
had one son, Sattan.

Sattan, married a Hungarian 51 446-497
duchess, Samynna. From now
on the dukes in Corrodancia,
were Catholic nobles. Sattan
and Samynna died without an
   The Romans established Amman, a noble count, in Corrodancia. He secretly believed and practiced Catholicism.
Amman, changed the name 43 497-540
of the land from Corrodancia
to Avara. He brought along
his wife Helena, a secret
Christian. Later known as
"St. Amman" and "St. Helena,"
they converted much of the
population. When the Romans
found it out they slew Amman
and many of the people, but
not Helena. They had three
sons, Johanns, Albrecht, and
Dietreich. A11 three
became dukes of Avara and
changed the name to Osterland.
They split the land and Johanns
became the chief over his two

Johanns, married a 32 540-572
noble countess from Rome
called Anna. They had no
heir. Albrecht became
duke of Osterland, since
Dietreich died shortly
after Johanns.

Albrecht, changed the 31 572-603
name of the land from Osterland
to Oesterreich now the
official name of Austria. He
married a duchess from
Bohemia, Katherin. They had
a son Eberhart, a daughter
Ann, and another son, Johanns.
Johanns and Anna died shortly
after their father.

Eberhart, married Osanna, 32 603-635
a duchess from Bavaria.
They had two sons, Jacob
and Albrecht. They both
died before father and
mother Thereafter the land
was turned into a margraviate.

Hainreich, duke from Bohemia 30 635-665
was given Austria by the
Roman emperor. Hainreich
(Henry), became Margrave of
Austria. He brought with
him his wife, a duchess from
Hungary named Ursula. They
had no heir.

Otto Hainreich granted 18 665-683
Austria to Otto of Hungary.
He styled himself "Otto,
by the grace of God, Margrave
of Austria and Duke of Hungary."
Married a duchess from Bohemia
called Elsbet. They had two
sons, Chunrat and Johans.
Johans died young.

Chunrat, made the 50 683-733
margraviate a dukedom. He
styled himself "Chunrat,
by the grace of God a
Roman king, always a
multiplier of the empire,
and duke of Austria. His
wife was Anna, a Hungarian
duchess. They had three
sons, Hainreich, Steffan
and Albrecht. They split
the land and Albrecht
became chief.

Albrecht, married a 49 733-782
Bohemian duchess, Salme
(Salome). They had two
sons, Ludweig and Fridreich.
They divided the land.

Ludweig, was the higher 32 782-814
duke in Austria. Married
a duchess from Hungary
named Elena. They had a
son, Johannes and a
daughter, Dorothea, who
died before her father.

Johannes, married a duchess 49 814-863
from Bohemia called Anna.
They had one son, Hainreich.

Hainreich, married a 31 863-894
duchess from Hungary named
Ursula. They had three
sons, Johanns, Steffan
and Philipp. Steffan and
Philipp died young.

Johannes, married Margareta, 28 894-922
duchess from Bohemia. They
had two sons, Albrecht and
Ludweig. Albrecht died
unmarried prior to his father.

Ludweig, married a duchess 42 922-964
from Hungary called Elsbet.
They had one son, Albrecht.

Albrecht, married a duchess 28 964-992
from Bohemia, Osanna. They
had two sons, Ott and Hainreich.
Ott died unmarried prior to his
   Albrecht was a contemporary of Leopold, duke of the rising House of Babenberg. Leopold was appointed by Otto II of Germany as supreme ruler of the Austrian mark.
Hainreich, or Henry, 28 992-1020
succeeded; married a
Hungarian duchess called
Margareta. They had two
sons, Peter and Johanns,
and a daughter, Elisabet

Peter and Johanns 1 1/2 1020-1021
Johanns was duke jointly with
Peter of Austria for a year
and a half, when he died
without wife and heir. Peter 3 1021-1024
succeeded as duke for three
years and also died without
heir. His dukedom passed
to the Babenbergs.
   In 976 the chief authority in Austria had passed to the House of Babenberg. The powerful rule of the Babenbergs and the interrelationships of the royal families may be found in any thorough English or German history of Austria. The Babenbergs became extinct in 1246. Thereafter the realm passed into the hands of the famous Hapsburgs.
   With this the history of early southeastern Europe, which began in the days of Abraham, closes.

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