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

Chapter XII:


   After Troy fell, in 1181, the populace in the conquered regions fled from the Greeks to various parts of Europe. One of these groups was led by Aeneas and finally reached Italy. But, there were other groups who left Troy after the First Trojan War.
   Another group of Trojan refugees was led by Francio the son of the ill-fated Hector, and heir to the line of Samothes in Gaul. These fled to the northern shore of the Black Sea, then returned to Isauria in Asia Minor, from where they migrated to Pannonia and then on to Western Europe. From these Trojans is descended the house of the Dukes of Brabant (an old province embracing parts of modern Belgium and the Netherlands). From this Assyro-Judaic family came Charlemagne, the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
   A complete list of these Trojan rulers, from Hector down to Charlemagne, is found in the work by Jhr. C. A. Rethaan Macar? entitled "Oude Kronijk van Brabant", in the "Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus," series 2, part 3, published by Het Historisch Genootschap te Utrecht, Utrecht, Holland in 1855.
   The chronology starts with 1181 and continues right down the line without complications till Silvius Brabon II, who begins to reign in 732. The beginning and end of each reign is synchronized with contemporary Biblical history, which, incidentally, is presented in its correct chronology down to a period long after the dividing of the monarchy.
   Between Silvius Brabon II and Troylus II (370-331) complications are introduced. The author will state a certain figure for the length of the reign, yet this will completely disagree with the length of reign obtained through his cross references to contemporary Roman history. Silvius Brabon II, for example, is stated to have reigned 60 years. Yet, the cross references of the beginning and end of his reign in terms of Roman history show that he reigned only 32 years. The difficulty is readily overcome when we realize that the Trojan rulers of this period shared the throne jointly with either a successor or a predecessor. The author preserved the correct lengths of individual reigns only in the cross references to contemporary Roman history. Charlemagne, too, it must be remembered, ruled jointly with his brother.
   The recording of joint reigns ceases after Troylus II and the chronology again becomes uniform. Troylus II ruled jointly with his successor, Priamus VI. It will be noticed, below, that even in the figures for his sole reign, the last year overlaps with the first year of his successor. This is stated in the author's cross references to contemporary Roman and Greek history.
   Under the Princes and Dukes of Brabant there are two short interregnums which become apparent from the chronology, one in A.D. 456-459 and the other in A.D. 714-715. We must remember that this is the story of Brabant though the individuals concerned had other dominions and offices as well. Charlemagne, for example, was a Duke of Brabant, but he was also King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor at the same time. The short interregnums therefore mean nothing more than that the title to the dukedom was vacant for that period of time. The ruler himself was usually alive, but simply did not claim the dukedom. This is only a matter of internal politics and does not affect the chronology of the history as a whole.


Kings Length of Reign Dates

1. Francio, son of Hector, 21 1181-1160
flees from Troy with
his brother Turcus to 10 1160-1150
Maeotis, where they
rule 21 years. From
there they migrate to
Isauria, where Francio
drives out his brother
Turcus and reigns 10

2. Hector II, marries 31 1150-1119
daughter of king of

3. Troylus 56 1119-1063

4. Francio II, whose brother —
Priam led a migration
of Trojans from Isauria
to Pannonia, where they
remained till expelled
by Gratian.

Kings Length of Reign Dates

1. Priamus II, son of 27 1063-1036
Francio II, commences
his reign on the Danube
in the 118th year after
the fall of Troy,
builds city Sycambria.

2. Eneas, marries his 57 1036- 979
aunt, the daughter of
Francio II of Isauria.

3. Priamus III, had a 14 979- 965
Scythian wife.

4. Silvius Brabon, had six 49 965- 916
sons. Wandalus settled
among the Vandals, Polex
gave his name to Poland,
Russo went into Russia,
Himus migrated to
Maeotis, Frixius went to
Frisia, and Brabon
Silvius inherited his
father's throne.

5. Brabon Silvius I 35 916- 881

6. Hector III, in whose 34 881- 847
days six Sicambrian
heroes or rulers,
led by one Yber,
migrated overland from
Sicambria to France
with about 4000 men.
They built a city and
called it Paris, after
the son of Priam.
Themselves they called

7. Francio Brabon, had 76 847- 771
a son Troylus and
a daughter Ylia.
She became, according
to the author, the
mother of Romulus and

8. Troylus I 32 771- 739

9. Brabon II 7 739- 732

10. Silvius Brabon II 32 732- 700
joint (60) (732- 672)

11. Hector Brabon, had 37 700- 663
two sons, Demophon
and Palamides.
Demophon went to Rome
where he married the
daughter of Ancus
Marcius and had by her a
son called Tarquinus,
who became king of Rome.

12. Palamides, had three 52 663- 611
sons, Deyphebus, joint (61) (672- 611)
Parriis and Brabon.
Deyphebus went to
Dacia, Parriis to some
islands in the Pontus.

13. Brabon III, had two sons, 57 611- 554
Priam and Dyomedeus. The
latter went to Africa
and built there a
mighty city.

14. Priamus IV 32 554- 522
joint (50) (572- 522)

15. Philymeus,had three 30 552- 522
sons, Priam,
Archadius and Macedo.
From Macedo came the
Macedonii, Archadius
migrated to Arcadia
in Greece and became
the first duke of
that land. Julius
Caesar is descended
from him.

16. Priamus V 20 522- 502

17. Brabon IV 50 502- 452
joint with son (11) (452- 441)

18. Laomedon 24 452- 428

19. Pelius, had two 58 428- 370
sons, Troylus and joint (68) (441- 373)
Hybertius. The
latter sailed with
his followers to
Hybernia (Ireland).

20. Troylus II 39 370- 331
joint (42) (373- 331)

21. Priamus VI 7 332- 325

22. Francio III 9 325- 316

23. Brabon V 4 316- 312

24. Silvius Brabon III 21 312- 291

25. Brabon Troylus VI 33 291- 258

26. Brabon VII 22 258- 236

27. Brabon VIII 16 236- 220

28. Priamus VII 28 220- 192

29. Hector IV 31 192- 161

30. Brabon IX 4 161- 157

31. Priamus VIII 19 157- 138

32. Francio IV, had 14 20 138- 118
sons and 7 daughters.
With him the account
of the kings of
Sycambria and
Pannonia ceases, although
the line continued
to reign till the
time of Gratian.
   "Brabon junior," the youngest son of Francio IV. He entered the services of his relative the duke of Arcadia in Greece, and was rewarded for his distinguished service with a wife of noble birth. Ten years after the death of his father, his wife gave birth to a son who was named Brabon Silvius. At the same time Julius Caesar was born to the duke of Arcadia.
   "Brabon Silvius" accompanied Julius Caesar in the Roman conquest of Gaul. Julius Caesar conquered the kingdom of Agrippina (Cologne), killed the king, and sent the king's sister Silvana to his father the duke of Arcadia.
   At that time there stayed with the duke of Arcadia a man named "Karolus." His father, also called Karolus, was a powerful figure and leader of a military division at Nijmegen. He was born of the old Trojan line, being the son of a certain Pharamunt who had 14 sons. This must be none other than Francio IV (138-118).
   "Karolus," the son of Karolus, received a bad reputation because of his licentious life. So his father sent him away from home to the duke of Arcadia. Here, according to the Chronicle, he married the duke's daughter "Zwana," who, upon their return to the Low Countries, gave birth to a son called "Octavianus". This Octavianus later became Roman Emperor Augustus.
   Karolus junior also had two daughters, Octaviana and Zwana. Zwana was given by her uncle Julius Caesar in marriage to Brabon Silvius. After the death of Karolus, Julius Caesar adopted Octavianus. The kingdom of Agrippina he gave to Brabon Silvius.


King Length of Reign Dates

1. Brabon Silvius

2. Karolus I 91 B.C. 53- 39 A.D.

3. Karolus II 41 39- 80

4. Karolus III 65 80- 145

5. Karolus IV 10 145- 155

6. Karolus V 105 155- 260

7. Karolus VI 3 260- 263

8. Karolus VII, conquered 62 263- 325
Sweden, Norway, Denmark
and Ireland.

9. Brabon 41 325- 366

10. Karolus VIII 12 366- 378

11. Angisus, during whose
reign, in 378 A.D.,
Gratian drove the
Sycambri from Pannonia.
They came to the lower
Rhine under their leader
Priamus. Angisus fought
Gratian, but lost 30,000
men and was captured.
He spent seven years as
a captive of the Romans,
being finally liberated
by Theodosius upon the
latter's accession to
the throne. Maximus, a
rival emperor, devastated
parts of northern Gaul,
and then gave these to
Brabon, the six-year-
old eldest son of Angisus.
This Brabon thus became
the first prince of
Brabant, and his
position was subsequently
recognized by Emperor
Theodosius. Angisus
had another son, Karolus,
who succeeded him in the

12. Karolus IX was succeeded
by two other kings who
are not named. The last
was driven out by Franks,
who took over the kingdom
of Agrippina and made it
part of the Frankish realm.

Ruler Length of Reign Dates

1. Brabon I, was made 32 424- 456
prince of Brabant in
the seventh year of
his life. He reigned
for 32 years after the
death of his father.
In his days Clodius,
king of the Franks,
destroyed the kingdoms
of Agrippina and
Thuringia, and annexed
Brabant. Brabon and
his descendants became
loyal servants of the
Frankish kings. (456- 459)

2. Brabon II 60 459- 519

3. Brabon III 51 519- 570

4. Karolomannus, the last 45 570- 615
prince. After his death
Brabant became a dukedom.

Ruler Length of Reign Dates

1. Pippinus of Landen, (35) (612- 647)
ruled three years jointly or 32 615- 647
with his father, becomes
mayor of the palace to
the Frankish king.

2. Grimoaldus, son of Pepin. 13 647- 660

3. Angisus, husband of 25 660- 685
Begga, daughter of Pepin.
This Angisus was son of
Arnulph, Bishop of Metz,
who was the son of
Arnold, the son of
Anselbert. Anselbert
was married to
Blitilda, daughter
of Lothair I (Clothair),
king of Austrasia and

4. Pippinus II, of Heristal. 29 685- 714
(714- 715)

5. Karolus Mertellus 26 715- 741

6. Karolomanus, renounced 6 741- 747
his dukedom, entered a
monastery in 6th year
of reign.

7. Pippinus III "the 21 747- 768
Short," son of joint (27) (741- 768)
Karolus Mertellus.
By the time
Pippinus III came to
power, his inheritance
included not only
Brabant, but also
Austrasia, Thuringia,
Burgundy, Neustria
and Provence. In 752
he was elected King of
the Franks, and
reigned till his death
in 768.

8. Karolomannus, son of 3 768- 771
Pippinus, ruled jointly
with his brother
Karolus Magnus.

9. Karolus Magnus, 43 771- 814
assumed sole rule joint (46) (768- 814)
after his brother's
death, became
Roman Emperor in 800.


   In 321 B.C. a line of princes migrated via India to the area of northern Holland and northwestern Germany under their leader Friso. Friso descended from Ragan or Reu (Gen. 11:19) according to "La Grande Chronique ... de Hollande, Zelande" etc., p. 28. Friso was an adventurer in the service of Alexander the Great. After being released from service, he came with a group of settlers from the river Indus to Europe. There he gained power (313) over the local counts by means of intrigue. A descendant, Friso, became king in 287, commencing a secondary line of rulers.

Name of King Length of Reign Dates

Friso I 68 313- 245

Adel I (94) 245- 151

Ubbo (80) 151- 71

Asinga Ascon or "Black Adel" (81) B.C. 71- 11 A D.

Diocarus Segon, joint during (35) A.D. 11- 46
imprisonment of his cousin
by Duke of Brabant.

Dibbaldus Segon (39) 46- 85

Tabbo (45) 85- 130

Ruler Length of Reign Dates

1. Asconius 43 130- 173

2. Adelboldus 14 173- 187

3. Titus Boiocalus 53 187- 240

4. Ubbo 59 240- 299

5. Haron Ubbo 36 299- 335

6. Odilbaldus 25 335- 360

7. Udolphus Haron 32 360- 392

After this Frisia again becomes a kingdom.

Name of King Length of Reign Dates

1. Richardus Uffo 43 392- 435

2. Odilbaldus 35 435- 470

3. Richoldus 63 470- 533

4. Beroaldus 57 533- 590

5. Adgillus I 82 590- 672

6. Radbodus I 51 672- 723

7. Adgillus II 14 723- 737

8. Gondobaldus 12 737- 749

9. Radbodus II 26 749- 775
   Frisia, which had already been conquered by the Franks, was made an integral part of the Frankish realm in 775 by Charlemagne. From that time on it was ruled by dukes appointed by the Franks.
   King lists are derived from "Hamconius" and "Oera Linda Boek."


   While the descendants of Hector fled Troy and migrated to France, Bavo led another group into Western Europe. This is the little known story of the royal family that governed the Celts and the Belgians on the Continent.
   Archaeologists have found a vast cultural complex on the Rhine River and its tributaries. The almost unknown account of this area is preserved to us by Jacques de Guyse in his "Histore de Hainaut," a French translation of his original Latin work of the thirteenth century. (Hainaut is an ancient division of Belgium.)
   Archaeologists, of course, admit that the Belgian people came from the steppes of Eastern Europe. But just who the people of Belgium, Holland, Frisia, Luxembourg and Northern France are, archaeology has no answer. Yet we do not have to remain in ignorance. History has the answer — if scholars only had the wit to see. But as with so many records, historians have rejected what they do not want to believe. They have carefully hidden the Jewish-Trojan origin of the royal houses of Western Europe.
   The Belgian line commences with Bavo, the son of a sister of Laomedon, king of Troy. Bavo was therefore a cousin of King Priam. Following the fall of Troy a migration into Europe occurred along the Danube. It reached the Rhine by 1179. Bavo, reported Jacques de Guyse, "encountered with pleasure the descendants of the Assyrians who have followed Trebeta, and who had been compatriots of the Trojans and served the same deities" ("Table Generale de l'Histoire de Hainaut," II, page 388).
   Here, in outline form, is Jacques de Guyse's account of the Belgian rulers after the fall of Troy in 1181. Only the most important details are included from the copious annals of Hainaut.
Priest-kings of the Length of Reign Dates

Bavo 13 1179-1166

Bavo the Belgian (Belginius) 44 1166-1122

Bavo the Lion (Leonius) 20 1122-1102

Bavo the Wolf (Lupinus) 50 1102-1052

Bavo Brunus 35 1052-1017

Brunehuldis 67 1017- 950

Bruno 36 950- 914

Aganippus I 29 914- 885

Aganippus II, husband of 50 885- 835
the British Queen Cordelia.

Audengerius 39 835- 796

Herisbrandus 20 796- 776
   With Herisbrand ended the rule of the priest-kings over the Belgians. Political upheaval forced a change in form of government and brought a strong-willed, able warrior to the royal estate. In 776 — the year of the first Olympiad in Greece — Ursus, whose name means "bearlike," obtained the throne and organized much of continental Western Europe under his power. The Annals of Hainaut give the following account of the kings of Belgium from 776-470.
King Length of Reign Dates

Ursus 34 776- 742

Ursa, daughter of Ursus 1 and a half 742- 741

Gurguncius (Gurgust in 28 741- 713
British history).

Sisillius (was made ruler 10 713- 703
over the Belgians while
his father governed the

Friscembaldus I 31 703- 672

Friscembaldus II 32 672- 640

Waringerus 15 640- 625

Leonius 10 625- 615

Leopardus I 5 615- 610

Leopardus II 30 610- 580

Leopardinus 32 580- 548

A political struggle for
two years left the
Belgians without a king.

Camber 20 546- 526

Melbrandus 15 526- 511

Blanduinus 6 511- 505

Suardus 15 505- 490

Leo 7 490- 483

Walacrinus 13 483- 470
   There followed a number of dukes, annually elected, none of whose names have come down in history. The last, Missenus, whose son came to the throne in 386, is the only one whose name has been preserved. The actual duration of power of the dukes over the provinces of Belgium is traditionally given as 104 years — evidently from 490 to 386. It therefore appears that they came into prominence with the death of Suardus. The new line of kings which existed until the Roman victory in 52 is as follows:
King Length of Reign Dates

Leo I 60 386- 326

Leo II 56 326- 270

Leo III 76 270- 194

Leo IV 96 194- 98

Leo V 20 98- 78

Goomerus 8 78- 70

Taynardus 14 70- 56

Usarius, slain by the Romans 4 56- 52
in Caesar's campaign of 52.

Andromadas 6 months 52

Rome crushed all Gaul and Belgium in 52.


   During the period that the priest-kings of the line of Bavo ruled over the Belglans, the Celts in Europe were being governed by another line. This line of kings sprang from Francus, scion of the House of Troy, and last king of the Britons before the coming of Brutus.
   Francus, according to the historian Freculphe (see Vol. 19 of "Histoire de Hainaut," sec. cclxvii), began a line of kings that ultimately ruled in Gaul. He originally turned over the government of Britain to the Druids (until the time of Brutus). He supported the Trojans against the Greeks. After the Greek victory, he continued to govern the remnants of the Celts along the lower reaches of the Danube basin. An outline of these little-known kings of the Celts is given below.

Kings of the Celts Length of Reign


Francus, his reign in 47 1216-1169
British records extends
over another 20 years of
Druidic rule before the
coming of Brutus in 1149.

Sicamber 51 1169-1118

Priam II 23 1118-1095

Hector. Hector had three 28 1095-1067
sons: Brabon, Polidamus
and Troilus. The last-
named succeeded him.

Troilus 22 1067-1045

Trogotus. Trogotus led (76) (1045- 969)
a migration near the
beginning of his reign
from Pannonia and Hungary
into Gaul. Observe how
this record accords with
the known migrations
about 1040 to Denmark
and Scotland and Sweden.
(The length of reign of
Trogotus is missing, but
may with great probability
be reconstructed as above.
The possible proof will
be noted later.)

Tongres 34 969- 935

Teuto 32 935- 903

Agrippa 28 903- 875

Ambrio 33 875- 842

Thuringus 34 842- 808

Camber 32 808- 776
   The length of reign of Trogotus given above is indicated by the following. The only known Agrippa in the history of Western Europe at this period of history is the Trojan king of Alba in Italy. Not uncommonly have the kings of Italy and Alba ruled Celtica in Gaul. Jasius did in 1601-1551. A later Silvius came to the British throne (see Vol. I of "Compendium" on British history). This Agrippa could hardly be other than the Agrippa of Italy. Though sometimes assigned 41 years, Eusebius assigns him 40 years in Alba — 915-875. If Eusebius' figure is used, the 28-year reign of Agrippa over the Celts may be dated 903-875. Then the reign of Camber would be 808-776. It makes sense. Camber reigned until the very year (776) that Ursus began his rule in Belgium. When Ursus came to power he demanded allegiance of both Celts and Germans.
   From this restoration it becomes clear that whoever controlled the ancient city Trier (which was then part of Belgium) was in a favorable position to dominate over the Celts of Gaul. A similar situation occurred over 1500 years later when Charlemagne ruled all Western Europe from Aachen, a city near Trier.

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