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Birthplace: Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France
Death: Died in Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France
Occupation: Notarius (369), Magister Memoriae (379), Proconsul of Africa (379-380), Praefectus Urbis Romae (381), Praetorian Prefect of Italy (380-382), Consul of Rome (382), Gallo-Roman Senator, Poet, Gallo-Roman Consul, Senator
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About Flavius Afranius Syagrius, Consul 382

His ancestry is conjectural, based on the work of Ford Mommaerts. Naming customs of the time suggest that his father might have been a man named Afranius and his mother a woman named Syagrius. Therefore, he might have been a great grandson of Afranius Hannibalianus and of Postumius Syagrius.

Flavius Afranius Syagrius (b. ca 345) was a Roman politician and administrator and was the father of Syagria, the mother of Tonantius Ferreolus. He was of paternal Roman descent as a Gallo-Roman Senator. He became proconsul of Africa in 379, praefectus Urbis Romae in 381, praefectus praetorio Italiae in 382 and was consul with Flavius Claudius Antonius in 382.

Afranius was the family name, and Syagrius was a cognomen meaning "wild boar." He was buried in Lyon, France, then Lugdunum, beneath an imposing monument at the city gate, "not quite a full bowshot" from the church, and a statue of him was erected in the city.

He was the father of Syagria, clarissima femina (?), born c. 390, married to Ferreolus, born c. 390, and thus maternal grandfather of Tonantius Ferreolus.

He was also most likely the ancestor of Afranius Aegidius and his son Afranius Syagrius, as well as a relative of his predecessor Flavius Syagrius, Consul in 381, who was a friend and correspondent of Symmachus, the noted orator and vigorous defender of the pagan religion.

He has long been a subject of debate for those attempting to trace the Carolingian dynasty of France, as well as their numerous descendants, from antiquity. All of these attempts include many speculative and hypothetical connections, rather than being historically documented.

Sources

   * Christian Settipani, Les Ancêtres de Charlemagne (France: Éditions Christian, 1989).
   * Christian Settipani, Continuité Gentilice et Continuité Familiale dans les Familles Sénatoriales Romaines l'Époque Imperiale, Mythe et Realité, Addenda I - III (juillet 2000- octobre 2002) (n.p.: Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2002).

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Research

He was Gallo-Roman Senator, and Consul of Rome (382).

Kelley (1947) investigated the connection of Charlemagne to Syagrius in detail. He used a 9th century pedigree of Charlemagne, but rejected its clearly incorrect claim that Arnulf de Metz was the son of Arnoald de Metz. He also drew on various saints' lives. Kelley now concurs with Settipani's revised version of that pedigree. Jarnut has also explored this connection (1986, pp. 14-22).

Syagrius was of paternal Roman descent, as evidenced by the fact he was a Senator. His name follows the traditional Roman trinomina format of praenomen, nomen and cognomen, where the nomen is the surname. His cognomen, Syagrius, means wild boar (Moriarty 1956). His praenomen, Flavius, became a popular given name from the time of the Flavian dynasty, but was also used as a courtesy title (Bagnall, et al. 1987, pp. 36 ff.).

There were two different consuls named Syagrius in two successive years, 381 and 382. Each of these two Syagrii held a number of offices besides that of Consul. Determining which office goes with which Syagrius is somewhat difficult. The consul of 381 was a friend and correspondent of Symmachus, the noted orator and vigorous defender of the pagan religion. The consul of 382 was probably the one who was the maternal grandfather of Tonantius Ferreolus.

This Syagrius seems to have served as Proconsul Africae (379), Praefectus Urbis Romae (381), Consul of Rome (382) and Praefectus Praetorio Italiae (382). The Consul of 382 was selected by the Emperor Gratian and served with Antonius. The office of consul had great prestige and was eagerly sought by Roman citizens. In the second half of the 4th century it was usually attained as the culmination of a distinguished career, but it had become largely honorary, with minimal political responsibilities.

He was a poet, and he might have been the Syagrius who was a pupil and friend of the poet Ausonius. Ausonius was the head of a famous school at Bordeaux, and was selected by emperor Valentinian as tutor for his son (the future emperor) Gratian. A number of his relatives and friends held various high imperial offices (Van Dam 1985, p. 304).

He was buried beneath an imposing monument at the city gate of Lyons, "not quite a full bowshot" from the church, and a statue of him was erected in the city.

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Flavius Afranius Syagrius From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search

   For other uses, see Syagrius (disambiguation).

Flavius Afranius Syagrius (b. ca 345) was a Roman politician and administrator and was the father of Syagria, the mother of Tonantius Ferreolus. He was of paternal Roman descent as a Gallo-Roman Senator. He became proconsul of Africa in 379, praefectus Urbis Romae in 381, praefectus praetorio Italiae in 382 and was consul with Flavius Claudius Antonius in 382.

Flavius was his given name, Afranius was the family name, and Syagrius was a cognomen meaning "wild boar." He was buried in Lyon, France, then Lugdunum, beneath an imposing monument at the city gate, "not quite a full bowshot" from the church, and a statue of him was erected in the city.

He was the father of Syagria, clarissima femina (?), born c. 390, married to Ferreolus, born c. 390, and thus maternal grandfather of Tonantius Ferreolus.

He was also most likely the ancestor of Afranius Aegidius and his son Afranius Syagrius, as well as a relative of his predecessor Flavius Syagrius, Consul in 381, who was a friend and correspondent of Symmachus, the noted orator and vigorous defender of the pagan religion.

He has long been a subject of debate for those attempting to trace the Carolingian dynasty of France, as well as their numerous descendants, from antiquity. All of these attempts include many speculative and hypothetical connections, rather than being historically documented.

[edit] Sources

   * Christian Settipani, Les Ancêtres de Charlemagne (France: Éditions Christian, 1989).
   * Christian Settipani, Continuité Gentilice et Continuité Familiale dans les Familles Sénatoriales Romaines l'Époque Imperiale, Mythe et Realité, Addenda I - III (juillet 2000- octobre 2002) (n.p.: Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2002).

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavius_Afranius_Syagrius

Flavius Afranius Syagrius (b. ca 345) was a Roman politician and administrator and was the father of Syagria, the mother of Tonantius Ferreolus. He was of paternal Roman descent as a Gallo-Roman Senator. He became proconsul of Africa in 379, praefectus Urbis Romae in 381, praefectus praetorio Italiae in 382 and was consul with Flavius Claudius Antonius in 382 -------------------- The earliest 'Carolingian' connection I could find. Open to challenge I think. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavius_Afranius_Syagrius -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavius_Afranius_Syagrius -------------------- Flavius Afranius Syagrius (b. ca 345) was a Roman politician and administrator and was the father of Syagria, the mother of Tonantius Ferreolus. He was of paternal Roman descent as a Gallo-Roman Senator. He became proconsul of Africa in 379, praefectus Urbis Romae in 381, praefectus praetorio Italiae in 382 and was consul with Flavius Claudius Antonius in 382.

Flavius was his given name, Afranius was the family name, and Syagrius was a cognomen meaning "wild boar." He was buried in Lyon, France, then Lugdunum, beneath an imposing monument at the city gate, "not quite a full bowshot" from the church, and a statue of him was erected in the city.

He was the father of Syagria, clarissima femina (?), born c. 390, married to Ferreolus, born c. 390, and thus maternal grandfather of Tonantius Ferreolus. He was also most likely the ancestor of Afranius Aegidius and his son Afranius Syagrius, as well as a relative of his predecessor Flavius Syagrius, Consul in 381, who was a friend and correspondent of Symmachus, the noted orator and vigorous defender of the pagan religion.

Christian Settipani's suggestion for a Western European line of descent from antiquity makes Flavius Afranius Syagrius the earliest known ancestor of any of the royal houses of Europe. For the proposed genealogical link, see descent of Elizabeth II from the Romans. -------------------- A Roman politician, Flavius was of paternal Roman descent as a Gallo-Roman Senator. He became proconsul of Africa in 379, praefectus Urbis Romae in 381, praefectus praetorio Italiae in 382 and was consul with Flavius Claudius Antonius in 382. -------------------- Flavius Afranius Syagrius (b. ca 345) was a Roman politician and administrator and was the father of Syagria, the mother of Tonantius Ferreolus. He was of paternal Roman descent as a Gallo-Roman Senator. He became proconsul of Africa in 379, praefectus Urbis Romae in 381, praefectus praetorio Italiae in 382 and was consul with Flavius Claudius Antonius in 382.

Flavius was his given name, Afranius was the family name, and Syagrius was a cognomen meaning "wild boar." He was buried in Lyon, France, then Lugdunum, beneath an imposing monument at the city gate, "not quite a full bowshot" from the church, and a statue of him was erected in the city.

He was the father of Syagria, clarissima femina (?), born c. 390, married to Ferreolus, born c. 390, and thus maternal grandfather of Tonantius Ferreolus.

He was also most likely the ancestor of Afranius Aegidius and his son Afranius Syagrius, as well as a relative of his predecessor Flavius Syagrius, Consul in 381, who was a friend and correspondent of Symmachus, the noted orator and vigorous defender of the pagan religion.

He has long been a subject of debate for those attempting to trace the Carolingian dynasty of France, as well as their numerous descendants, from antiquity. All of these attempts include many speculative and hypothetical connections, rather than being historically documented. -------------------- Flavius Afranius Syagrius (b. ca 345) was a Roman politician and administrator and was the father of Syagria, the mother of Tonantius Ferreolus. He was of paternal Roman descent as a Gallo-Roman Senator. He became proconsul of Africa in 379, praefectus Urbis Romae in 381, praefectus praetorio Italiae in 382 and was consul with Flavius Claudius Antonius in 382.

Afranius was the family name, and Syagrius was a cognomen meaning "wild boar." He was buried in Lyon, France, then Lugdunum, beneath an imposing monument at the city gate, "not quite a full bowshot" from the church, and a statue of him was erected in the city.

He was the father of Syagria, clarissima femina (?), born c. 390, married to Ferreolus, born c. 390, and thus maternal grandfather of Tonantius Ferreolus.

He was also most likely the ancestor of Afranius Aegidius and his son Afranius Syagrius, as well as a relative of his predecessor Flavius Syagrius, Consul in 381, who was a friend and correspondent of Symmachus, the noted orator and vigorous defender of the pagan religion.

He has long been a subject of debate for those attempting to trace the Carolingian dynasty of France, as well as their numerous descendants, from antiquity. All of these attempts include many speculative and hypothetical connections, rather than being historically documented.

Sources

   * Christian Settipani, Les Ancêtres de Charlemagne (France: Éditions Christian, 1989).
   * Christian Settipani, Continuité Gentilice et Continuité Familiale dans les Familles Sénatoriales Romaines l'Époque Imperiale, Mythe et Realité, Addenda I - III (juillet 2000- octobre 2002) (n.p.: Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2002).

-------------------- Wikipedia Entry Flavus Afranius Syagrius (Retrieved 1-22-2009) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavius_Afranius_Syagrius

Flavius Afranius Syagrius (b. ca 345) was a Roman politician and administrator and was the father of Syagria, the mother of Tonantius Ferreolus. He was of paternal Roman descent as a Gallo-Roman Senator. He became proconsul of Africa in 379, praefectus Urbis Romae in 381, praefectus praetorio Italiae in 382 and was consul with Flavius Claudius Antonius in 382.

Flavius was his given name, Afranius was the family name, and Syagrius was a cognomen meaning "wild boar." He was buried in Lyon, France, then Lugdunum, beneath an imposing monument at the city gate, "not quite a full bowshot" from the church, and a statue of him was erected in the city.

He was the father of Syagria, clarissima femina (?), born c. 390, married to Ferreolus, born c. 390, and thus maternal grandfather of Tonantius Ferreolus.

He was also most likely the ancestor of Afranius Aegidius and his son Afranius Syagrius, as well as a relative of his predecessor Flavius Syagrius, Consul in 381, who was a friend and correspondent of Symmachus, the noted orator and vigorous defender of the pagan religion.

He has long been a subject of debate for those attempting to trace the Carolingian dynasty of France, as well as their numerous descendants, from antiquity. All of these attempts include many speculative and hypothetical connections, rather than being historically documented.

Sources

   * Christian Settipani, Les Ancêtres de Charlemagne (France: Éditions Christian, 1989).
   * Christian Settipani, Continuité Gentilice et Continuité Familiale dans les Familles Sénatoriales Romaines l'Époque Imperiale, Mythe et Realité, Addenda I - III (juillet 2000- octobre 2002) (n.p.: Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2002).

This article about an Ancient Roman politician is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. -------------------- Roman Senator (http://masseyfamgenealogy.tripod.com/a50.htm#i10044)

Flavius Afranius Syagrius (b. ca 345) was a Roman politician and administrator and was the father of Syagria, the mother of Tonantius Ferreolus. He was of paternal Roman descent as a Gallo-Roman Senator. He became proconsul of Africa in 379, praefectus Urbis Romae in 381, praefectus praetorio Italiae in 382 and was consul with Flavius Claudius Antonius in 382.

Flavius was his given name, Afranius was the family name, and Syagrius was a cognomen meaning "wild boar." He was buried in Lyon, France, then Lugdunum, beneath an imposing monument at the city gate, "not quite a full bowshot" from the church, and a statue of him was erected in the city.

He was the father of Syagria, clarissima femina (?), born c. 390, married to Ferreolus, born c. 390, and thus maternal grandfather of Tonantius Ferreolus.

He was also most likely the ancestor of Afranius Aegidius and his son Afranius Syagrius, as well as a relative of his predecessor Flavius Syagrius, Consul in 381, who was a friend and correspondent of Symmachus, the noted orator and vigorous defender of the pagan religion.

At present, Flavius Afranius Syagrius is the earliest known ancestor of any of the royal houses of Europe. His descendants almost certainly number in the millions and include most of the past and future kings and nobles of Europe. For an example, see Descent of Elizabeth II from the Romans.

[edit] Sources

   * Christian Settipani, Les Ancêtres de Charlemagne (France: Éditions Christian, 1989).
   * Christian Settipani, Continuité Gentilice et Continuité Familiale dans les Familles Sénatoriales Romaines l'Époque Imperiale, Mythe et Realité, Addenda I - III (juillet 2000- octobre 2002) (n.p.: Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2002).

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavius_Afranius_Syagrius)

-------------------- Flavius Afranius Syagrius (b. ca 345) was a Roman politician and administrator and was the father of Syagria, the mother of Tonantius Ferreolus. He was of paternal Roman descent as a Gallo-Roman Senator. He became proconsul of Africa in 379, praefectus Urbis Romae in 381, praefectus praetorio Italiae in 382 and was consul with Flavius Claudius Antonius in 382.

Afranius was the family name, and Syagrius was a cognomen meaning "wild boar." He was buried in Lyon, France, then Lugdunum, beneath an imposing monument at the city gate, "not quite a full bowshot" from the church, and a statue of him was erected in the city.

He was the father of Syagria, clarissima femina (?), born c. 390, married to Ferreolus, born c. 390, and thus maternal grandfather of Tonantius Ferreolus.

He was also most likely the ancestor of Afranius Aegidius and his son Afranius Syagrius, as well as a relative of his predecessor Flavius Syagrius, Consul in 381, who was a friend and correspondent of Symmachus, the noted orator and vigorous defender of the pagan religion.

He has long been a subject of debate for those attempting to trace the Carolingian dynasty of France, as well as their numerous descendants, from antiquity. All of these attempts include many speculative and hypothetical connections, rather than being historically documented.

Sources Christian Settipani, Les Ancêtres de Charlemagne (France: Éditions Christian, 1989). Christian Settipani, Continuité Gentilice et Continuité Familiale dans les Familles Sénatoriales Romaines l'Époque Imperiale, Mythe et Realité, Addenda I - III (juillet 2000- octobre 2002) (n.p.: Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2002).

-------------------- Flavius Afranius Syagrius (b. ca 345) was a Roman politician and administrator and was the father of Syagria, the mother of Tonantius Ferreolus. He was of paternal Roman descent as a Gallo-Roman Senator. He became proconsul of Africa in 379, praefectus Urbis Romae in 381, praefectus praetorio Italiae in 382 and was consul with Flavius Claudius Antonius in 382.

Afranius was the family name, and Syagrius was a cognomen meaning "wild boar." He was buried in Lyon, France, then Lugdunum, beneath an imposing monument at the city gate, "not quite a full bowshot" from the church, and a statue of him was erected in the city.

He was the father of Syagria, clarissima femina (?), born c. 390, married to Ferreolus, born c. 390, and thus maternal grandfather of Tonantius Ferreolus.

He was also most likely the ancestor of Afranius Aegidius and his son Afranius Syagrius, as well as a relative of his predecessor Flavius Syagrius, Consul in 381, who was a friend and correspondent of Symmachus, the noted orator and vigorous defender of the pagan religion.

He has long been a subject of debate for those attempting to trace the Carolingian dynasty of France, as well as their numerous descendants, from antiquity. All of these attempts include many speculative and hypothetical connections, rather than being historically documented.

Sources

   * Christian Settipani, Les Ancêtres de Charlemagne (France: Éditions Christian, 1989).
   * Christian Settipani, Continuité Gentilice et Continuité Familiale dans les Familles Sénatoriales Romaines l'Époque Imperiale, Mythe et Realité, Addenda I - III (juillet 2000- octobre 2002) (n.p.: Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2002).

-------------------- From the Wikipedia page of Flavius Afranius Syagrius:

Flavius Afranius Syagrius (floruit 369-382) was a Roman politician and administrator.

Life

Afranius' father was Clodoreius; it is unknown who his mother was.

Afranius was also a member of the Gallic-Roman aristocratic family of the Syagrii, which originated in Lyon.

In the same years in which Afranius lived, another Syagrius is attested (he was consul in 381), but it is not always possible to distinguish the career of the two Syagri.

In 369 he is attested as notarius: in that year the Roman Emperor Valentinian I removed him from his office after a failed military operation, and Afranius dedicated himself to private life.

He continued his career under Emperor Gratian, possibly because of his friendship with the poet Ausonius.

Afranius was magister memoriae in 379, when some Theodorus succeeded him. However, that same year he became Proconsul of Africa.

Between June 18, 380, and the Spring of 382 he is attested as Praetorian prefect of Italy.

In 381 he was also praefectus urbi of Rome and Consul in 382 .

Sources

Potter, David Stone, The Roman Empire at Bay: Ad 180-395, Routledge, 2004, ISBN 0-415-10057-7, pp. 545-546. -------------------- SYAGRIUS (d. 487), the last of the independent Roman administrators of Gaul, was the son of Aegidius, who had seized Gaul while Ricimer was master of Italy. From 464 to 486 he governed that part of Gaul which lies between the Maas, the Scheldt and the Seine, and was termed "king of the Romans" by the German invaders, Franks, Burgundians and Visigoths, who already occupied the rest of Gaul. Defeated in 486 by Clovis, king of the Salian Franks, at the battle of Soissons, Syagrius fled, leaving his land at the mercy of the Franks. He sought refuge with Alaric II., king of the Visigoths, at Toulouse, but Alaric imprisoned him instead of granting him refuge, and delivered him up to Clovis. He was executed in 487, secretly and by the sword, according to Gregory of Tours.

--Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911. -------------------- (180-1) Gallo-Roman Consul, 381. (Weis) "GALLO-ROMANS AND ALSATIANS"p.117

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavius_Afranius_Syagrius -------------------- Afranius was a Gallo-Roman consul who flourished in 381.

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Flavius Afranius Syagrius, Consul 382's Timeline

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Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France
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