Francio, roi des Francs occidentaux (c.-49 - c.-7) MP

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Nicknames: "Francio", "Francus"
Birthplace: France
Death: Died
Occupation: 1st King of the West Franks (Sicambrian Franks)) Franks (39 BCE-11 BCE)
Managed by: Henrik Nissen Sætness
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About Francio, roi des Francs occidentaux

Francus (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Francus, the invention of Merovingian scholars, is a legendary eponymous king of the Franks, a descendant of the Trojans, founder of the Merovingian dynasty and forefather of Charlemagne. In the Renaissance, Francus was generally considered to be another name for the Trojan Astyanax (son of Hector) saved from the destruction of Troy. He is not considered to be historical, but in fact an attempt by medieval and Renaissance chroniclers to model the founding of France upon the same illustrious tradition as that used by Virgil in his Aeneid (which had Rome founded by the Trojan Aeneas).[1] The 7th century Chronicle of Fredegar contains the oldest mention of a medieval legend thus linking the Franks to the Trojans.[2] The Carolingian Liber historiae Francorum elaborates new details,[3] and the tradition continued to be elaborated throughout the Middle Ages, when it was taken seriously as genealogy and became a "veritable form of ethnic consciousness".[4]

The 8th century Nennius' Historia Brittonum makes mention of Francus as one of the four sons of Hisicion (Francus, Romanus, Alamanus, and Brutus), grandsons of Alanus, the first man to live in Europe.[5]

The Grandes Chroniques de France (13th - 15th centuries), a vast compilation of historic material, make reference of the Trojan origins of the French dynasty.[6]

Johannes Trithemius' De origine gentis Francorum compendium (1514) describes the Franks as originally Trojans (called "Sicambers" or "Sicambrians") after the fall of Troy who came into Gaul after being forced out of the area around the mouth of the Danube by the Goths in 439 B.C. (section 1, p, 33). He also details the reigns of each of these kings—including Francus (section 43, p. 76) from whom the Franks are named—and their battles with the Gauls, Goths, Saxons, etc.[7]

Annio da Viterbo also describes the arrival of Trojans into Gaul.[8]

Based on the medieval legend, Jean Lemaire de Belges's Illustrations de Gaule et Singularités de Troie (1510–12) has Astyanax survive the fall of Troy and arrive in Western Europe. He changes his name to Francus and becomes king of Celtic Gaul (while, at the same time, Bavo, cousin of Priam, comes to the city of Trier) and founds the dynasty leading to Pepin and Charlemagne.[9] He is said to have founded and named the city of Paris in honor of his uncle Paris.

Gilles Corrozet's La Fleur des antiquitez... de Paris (1532) describes Francis I as the 64th descendant of Hector of Troy.[10]

Lemaire de Belges' work inspired Pierre de Ronsard's epic poem La Franciade (1572). In this poem, Jupiter saves Astyanax (renamed Francus). The young hero arrives in Crete and falls in love with the princess Hyanthe with whom he is destined to found the royal dynasty of France. [edit] See also

In the tradition of translatio imperii, many medieval authors established Greek or Roman genealogies for European dynasties:

   Brutus of Troy - the legendary founder of Britain
   Benoît de Saint-Maure, in his Chronique des ducs de Normandie, linked the Plantagenet family to Aeneas.[11]

--------------------born 90BC or 100BC or 57BC or 54BC

died 11BC or 11AD

Issued an edict according to which the name 'Sicambrians' had to be replaced by 'Franks'. Led a Frankish-Saxonian-Thuringian army against the Romans. The army is said to have been about 300,000 (!) men.






Perported ancestry to Judah and Adam


Francus King of the Franks

Died : 10 BC

Father Antharius King of Sicamber


Marriage ?

Children - - Clodius II King of the Franks

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Francus, by edict, changed the name of his tribe from Sicambri to Franks. He led a Frankish, Saxon, Thruingian Army of 300,000 men to fight against the Romans. He also was able to form a league with the German Princes.

Francus der West-Franken.

Changed the tribes name from Sicambris to Francis. Took an army of 300.000 against the Roman, made an alliance with the germanic kings


Died : 10 BC


Died : 10 BC -------------------- Francus of the West Franks was a legendary figure, his relationship with Greek ancestors invented by a French royal family, their own rulers a connection to ancient Greece. Antharius of Sicamber was like (to) father claimed [1] Francus changed the tribal name of Francis Sicambris He led a Frankish-Thuringian-Saxon army of 300,000 men against the Romans. Made a permanent alliance with the Germanic princes source Jan de Leeuw van Weenen. --------------------

Mythological origins

Like many Germanic peoples, the Franks developed an origin story to connect themselves with peoples of antiquity. In the case of the Franks, these peoples were the Sicambri and the Trojans.

An anonymous work of 727 called Liber Historiae Francorum states that following the fall of Troy, 12,000 Trojans led by chiefs Priam and Antenor moved to the Tanais (Don) river, settled in Pannonia near the Maeotis, now Sea of Azov, and founded a city called "Sicambria". In just two generations (Priam and his son Marcomer) from the fall of Troy (by modern scholars dated in the late Bronze Age) they arrive in the late fourth century at the Rhine. An earlier variation of this story can be read in Fredegar. In Fredegar's version an early king named Francio serves as namegiver for the Franks, just as Romulus has lent his name to Rome.

HM George I s 47-oldefar.

HRE Ferdinand I s 46-oldefar.

Poss. Agnes Harris '46-oldefar.

`Osawatomie 'Browns 53-oldefar.


Kone / partner:       (missing) Child: Clodius II (King) af frankerne


 Hans 3-oldebarn:       Ratherius (King) af frankerne 
 hans (evt.) 9-oldebørn:       Sunno (Huano Hunno) (King) af FRANKS   ,   Muireadeach (II) Tirech MacFIACHACH   ,   Domnall MacFIACHACH   ,   Cadvan af Cambria