Compendium of World History - Volume 2
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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.


   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.

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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."


   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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