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Concubine of Godegisl

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Birthplace: Pannonia (present Hungary), Roman Empire
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Wife of Godegisl, King of the Vandals
Mother of Genseric "the Lame", king of the Vandals

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About Concubine of Godegisl

Ben M. Angel summary:

Relationships:

Parents and siblings: Unknown

Partner: Godegisl, King of the Vandals (to 406)

Child: Genseric/Gaiseric (c. 400 - 477), King of the Vandals (427-477)

Basic information and justification:

Birth: Date unknown (from the birth of her child, anywhere from 360-385 would be reasonable) - Pannonia (present Hungary)

Death: Date and place unknown. Godegisl died in a battle with the Franks just before the Vandals forced a crossing of the Rhine, beginning their invasion of Gaul. Her fate (as well as a lot of other basic information about her) has long since been lost in time.

If you have other information with regard to this ancestor, please post the source for it. Primary sources take priority over secondary sources.


From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Vandals, Suevi, and Visigoths:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/VANDALS,%20SUEVI,%20VISIGOTHS.htm#GensericA

GODEGISL (-406). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. King of the Vandals.

m FLORA, daughter of ---. The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.

Concubine: ---. The name of Godegisl's concubine is not known.

Godegisl and his wife had one child:

a) GUNDERIC (-427).

Procopius records that “eius filii Gontharis, ex iusta ipsi uxore natus” succeeded after “Godigisclo” died[8]. He succeeded his father in 406 as GUNDERIC King of the Vandals. Isidor's Historia Gothorum, Wandalorum, Sueborum names "Gundericus" as first Vandal king in Spain[9]. Gregory of Tours names Gunderic as king of the Vandals who left their homeland and invaded Gaul before attacking Spain[10]. General Maximus, who led the army of anti-Emperor Constantine III in Spain, invited the Vandals, along with other barbarian peoples, across the Pyrenees in 409 in a personal bid for power but soon found himself overrun[11]. The Chronicon of Bishop Idatius records that “Alani et Wandali et Suevi” entered Spain in 409[12]. Gunderic and his people settled in Galicia. They expanded into land held by the Suevi, continuing to support Maximus as anti-Emperor, although the latter was defeated by combined Roman and Visigothic forces in 422. The Vandals turned their attention to southern Spain where they imposed their control from Cadiz to Alicante. Gunderic died after conquering Seville[13].

m ELISA, daughter of ---, from Granada.

The Victoris Vitensis Historia records that Gaiseric killed his brother's wife by weighing her down with a stone and throwing her into the river Cirtensis at Amsaga, before killing her sons, although neither the brother nor the brother's wife are named[14]. The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.

Gunderic & his wife had one child: Gelimer (b. 425, m. Eurica, daughter of Adulphus, King of the Visigoths)

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Godegisl had one illegitimate son by his concubine:

b) GENSERIC [Gaiseric] ([400]-477).

Procopius names “Gizerichus notus” as son of “Godigisclo”[15]. Isidor's Historia Gothorum, Wandalorum, Sueborum names "Gesericus frater Gunderici" when recording that he succeeded the latter as Vandal king in Spain[16].

He succeeded his half-brother in 427 as GENSERIC King of the Vandals.

References:

[8] Dindorf, W. (ed.) (1833) Procopius, Vol. 1, Corpus Scriptorum Historiæ Byzantinæ (Bonn), De Bello Vandalico I.3, p. 323.

[9] Isidori Historia Gothorum, Wandalorum, Sueborum, MGH Auct. ant. XI, p. 296.

[10] Thorpe, L. (trans.) (1974) Gregory of Tours: The History of the Franks (Penguin), II.2, p. 106.

[11] Atkinson, W. C. (1960) A History of Spain and Portugal (Penguin 1973), p. 35.

[12] Idatii Episcopi Chronicon, España Sagrada III, p. 351.

[13] García-Guijarro, p. 12.

[14] Victoris Vitensis Historia, Liber II, V, MGH Auct. ant., p. 16.

[15] Procopius De Bello Vandalico I.3, p. 323.

[16] Isidori Historia Gothorum, Wandalorum, Sueborum 467, MGH Auct. ant. XI, p. 296.


Ben M. Angel summary:

Relationships:

Parents and siblings: Unknown

Partner: Godegisl, King of the Vandals (to 406)

Child: Genseric/Gaiseric (c. 400 - 477), King of the Vandals (427-477)

Basic information and justification:

Birth: Date unknown (from the birth of her child, anywhere from 360-385 would be reasonable) - Pannonia (present Hungary)

Death: Date and place unknown. Godegisl died in a battle with the Franks just before the Vandals forced a crossing of the Rhine, beginning their invasion of Gaul. Her fate (as well as a lot of other basic information about her) has long since been lost in time.

If you have other information with regard to this ancestor, please post the source for it. Primary sources take priority over secondary sources.


From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Vandals, Suevi, and Visigoths:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/VANDALS,%20SUEVI,%20VISIGOTHS.htm#GensericA

GODEGISL (-406). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. King of the Vandals.

m FLORA, daughter of ---. The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.

Concubine: ---. The name of Godegisl's concubine is not known.

Godegisl and his wife had one child:

a) GUNDERIC (-427).

Procopius records that “eius filii Gontharis, ex iusta ipsi uxore natus” succeeded after “Godigisclo” died[8]. He succeeded his father in 406 as GUNDERIC King of the Vandals. Isidor's Historia Gothorum, Wandalorum, Sueborum names "Gundericus" as first Vandal king in Spain[9]. Gregory of Tours names Gunderic as king of the Vandals who left their homeland and invaded Gaul before attacking Spain[10]. General Maximus, who led the army of anti-Emperor Constantine III in Spain, invited the Vandals, along with other barbarian peoples, across the Pyrenees in 409 in a personal bid for power but soon found himself overrun[11]. The Chronicon of Bishop Idatius records that “Alani et Wandali et Suevi” entered Spain in 409[12]. Gunderic and his people settled in Galicia. They expanded into land held by the Suevi, continuing to support Maximus as anti-Emperor, although the latter was defeated by combined Roman and Visigothic forces in 422. The Vandals turned their attention to southern Spain where they imposed their control from Cadiz to Alicante. Gunderic died after conquering Seville[13].

m ELISA, daughter of ---, from Granada.

The Victoris Vitensis Historia records that Gaiseric killed his brother's wife by weighing her down with a stone and throwing her into the river Cirtensis at Amsaga, before killing her sons, although neither the brother nor the brother's wife are named[14]. The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.

Gunderic & his wife had one child: Gelimer (b. 425, m. Eurica, daughter of Adulphus, King of the Visigoths)

---

Godegisl had one illegitimate son by his concubine:

b) GENSERIC [Gaiseric] ([400]-477).

Procopius names “Gizerichus notus” as son of “Godigisclo”[15]. Isidor's Historia Gothorum, Wandalorum, Sueborum names "Gesericus frater Gunderici" when recording that he succeeded the latter as Vandal king in Spain[16].

He succeeded his half-brother in 427 as GENSERIC King of the Vandals.

References:

[8] Dindorf, W. (ed.) (1833) Procopius, Vol. 1, Corpus Scriptorum Historiæ Byzantinæ (Bonn), De Bello Vandalico I.3, p. 323.

[9] Isidori Historia Gothorum, Wandalorum, Sueborum, MGH Auct. ant. XI, p. 296.

[10] Thorpe, L. (trans.) (1974) Gregory of Tours: The History of the Franks (Penguin), II.2, p. 106.

[11] Atkinson, W. C. (1960) A History of Spain and Portugal (Penguin 1973), p. 35.

[12] Idatii Episcopi Chronicon, España Sagrada III, p. 351.

[13] García-Guijarro, p. 12.

[14] Victoris Vitensis Historia, Liber II, V, MGH Auct. ant., p. 16.

[15] Procopius De Bello Vandalico I.3, p. 323.

[16] Isidori Historia Gothorum, Wandalorum, Sueborum 467, MGH Auct. ant. XI, p. 296.

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