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Godegisl Vandalen, der, King of the Vandals

Also Known As: "King of the Hasdingi Vandals"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Pannonia (present Hungary), Roman Empire
Death: circa 406 (7-24)
(Present Germany) (Killed while fighting the Franks)
Immediate Family:

Son of Radagaisus "the Vandal", Horde military leader and Cella of the Vandals (Fictitious Person)
Husband of Concubine of Godegisl; Flora, Queen of the Vandals (Fictitious Person) and Wife of Godegisel
Father of Genseric "the Lame", king of the Vandals and Gunderic, King of the Vandals
Brother of Corsicus, King of the Herulii

Occupation: 2nd King of the Hasdingi Vandals 385-406, koning der Vandalen, koning vd Vandalen
Managed by: Reinhard Albrecht Buehling
Last Updated:

About Godegisl, King of the Vandals

Godegisl ( -406), King of the Vandals. His ancestry is thought to have been a late, probably mythological, invention. During his reign, the Vandals were at war with the Franks. He and some 20,000 of his men were killed in a major battle with them. The Vandals were on the point of extinction when the Alans came to their aid. After Godegisal's death, the Vandals and Alans crossed the Rhine and entered Roman Gaul. In 409 they took Spain.

Family

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

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/VANDALS,%20SUEVI,%20VISIGOTHS.htm#_Toc179360427

RADAGAISUS the Vandal .

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

Radagaisus & his wife had one child:

1. 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. c425, husband of Eurica, daughter of Adulphus/Ataulf)

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:

  • [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 (2002), 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.

From R.B. Stewart's collection of personal family research:

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p287.htm#i10657

Godegisel, King of the Vandals married unfree woman (?).[1]

Godegisel, King of the Vandals was born circa 359. He was the son of Visimar Asdingi.[1]

Godegisel, King of the Vandals married free woman (?) before 379.

King of the Vandals at Gaul in 406. Godegisel, King of the Vandals invaded Gaul in 406.

He died circa 411. At the the time Rome was captured and destroyed by the Goths, "the Vandals were hard-pressed in their war against the Franks, their King Godegisel was killed and about 20,000 of their front-line troops had been slaughtered, so that, if the army of the Alani had not come to their rescue in time, the entire nation of Vandals would have been wiped out."[2]

Family 1

  • free woman (?) b. circa 355
  • Child
    • Gunderic, King of the Vandals+ b. c 379, d. 428[3],[1]

Family 2

  • unfree woman (?)
  • Child
    • Gaiseric, King of the Vandals+ b. c 389, d. 25 Jan 477[1]

Citations

  • [S713] Herwig Wolfram, Wolfram, 1997, pg. 164, figure 3.
  • [S227] Bishop of Tours Gregory, GT, II.9.
  • [S269] C. W. Previté-Orton sCMH I, pg. 132, genealogy table 4..

From the English Wikipedia page on Godigisel:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godigisel

Godigisel (359-406) was King of the Hasdingi Vandals until his death in 406. He was killed in battle late in 406, shortly before his people forced a crossing of the Rhine River into the territory of the Roman Empire.

Godigisel was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, Gunderic, who led the Vandals into Gaul and later to Spain. But he was best known as the father of Geiseric, who succeeded Gunderic to the kingship in 428 and ruled for 49 years, establishing a powerful kingdom in North Africa.

(No sources)


From the German Wikipedia page on Godigisel:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godigisel

Godigisel (häufig auch Godegisel; † wohl 406) war ein König der Vandalen (Wandalen) vom Teilstamm der Hasdingen.

Unter seiner Herrschaft begannen die Vandalen um ca. 400 vermutlich unter dem Druck der Hunnen nach Westen zu ziehen und schließlich in das weströmische Reich einzudringen. In dieser Zeit schlossen sich den Hasdingen Teile der vandalischen Silingen an. Kurz vor der Überschreitung des Rhein zum Jahreswechsel 406/407 (siehe Rheinübergang von 406) kam es zu einem Kampf zwischen den Hasdingen und fränkischen Kriegern, die sich wohl als römische Föderaten den Vandalen entgegenstellten. Bei dieser für die Vandalen äußerst verlustreichen Schlacht kam auch Godigisel ums Leben, die Hasdingen wurden nur durch eine Truppe Alanen unter Respendial gerettet.[1]

Nachfolger von Godigisel wurde sein ältester überlebender Sohn Gunderich, der die Vandalen über den Rhein nach Gallien und 409 nach Hispanien führte. Dessen Nachfolger Geiserich, unter dem das Vandalenreich in Nordafrika zur mächtigsten Seemacht des westlichen Mittelmeeres aufstieg, war ebenfalls ein Sohn von Godigisel.

In English:

Godigisel (also often Godegisel ; d. around 406 ) was a king of the Vandals (Vandals) and a member of the Hasdingi tribe.

Under his rule, the Vandals, probably under pressure from the Huns, started at about 400 to migrate westward and eventually penetrate into the Western Roman Empire. During this period, the Vandals included both the Hasdingi and the Silingi. Just before crossing the Rhine in the year 406/407 (the year of great crisis for the Roman Empire as many Germanic tribes invaded Roman Gaul that year), there was a fight between the Hasdingi and Frankish warriors who were probably Roman allies. In this extremely costly battle, the Vandals lost and Godigisel was killed; it was only because of the intervention of an army of Alans under Respendial that any of the Hasdingi survived.[1]

Godigisel's successor was his eldest surviving son Gunderich, and under him the Vandals crossed the Rhine into Gaul and were led into Hispania in 409. His successor Gaiseric brought the Vandal kingdom into North Africa, creating the most powerful naval force of the western Mediterranean; Gaiseric was another son of Godigisel.

Literatur

Helmut Castritius: Die Vandalen. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2007.

Anmerkungen

1. ↑ Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus, Historia, erhalten als Auszug bei Gregor von Tours (Historiae II 9). Frigeridus spricht von angeblich 20.000 toten Vandalen, was sicherlich eine Übertreibung darstellt, aber auf das Ausmaß der vandalischen Niederlage hindeutet. (Frigeridus asserts that there were 20,000 dead Vandals, which is almost certainly an exaggeration, but nonetheless suggests the magnitude of the Vandal defeat.)


Godegisl ( -406), King of the Vandals. His ancestry is thought to have been a late, probably mythological, invention. During his reign, the Vandals were at war with the Franks. He and some 20,000 of his men were killed in a major battle with them. The Vandals were on the point of extinction when the Alans came to their aid. After Godegisal's death, the Vandals and Alans crossed the Rhine and entered Roman Gaul. In 409 they took Spain.
Godegisl ( -406), King of the Vandals. His ancestry is thought to have been a late, probably mythological, invention. During his reign, the Vandals were at war with the Franks. He and some 20,000 of his men were killed in a major battle with them. The Vandals were on the point of extinction when the Alans came to their aid. After Godegisal's death, the Vandals and Alans crossed the Rhine and entered Roman Gaul. In 409 they took Spain.

Family

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

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/VANDALS,%20SUEVI,%20VISIGOTHS.htm#_Toc179360427

RADAGAISUS the Vandal .

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

Radagaisus & his wife had one child:

1. 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. c425, husband of Eurica, daughter of Adulphus/Ataulf) 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:

[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 (2002), 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.


From R.B. Stewart's collection of personal family research:

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p287.htm#i10657

Godegisel, King of the Vandals married unfree woman (?).[1]

Godegisel, King of the Vandals was born circa 359. He was the son of Visimar Asdingi.[1]

Godegisel, King of the Vandals married free woman (?) before 379.

King of the Vandals at Gaul in 406. Godegisel, King of the Vandals invaded Gaul in 406.

He died circa 411. At the the time Rome was captured and destroyed by the Goths, "the Vandals were hard-pressed in their war against the Franks, their King Godegisel was killed and about 20,000 of their front-line troops had been slaughtered, so that, if the army of the Alani had not come to their rescue in time, the entire nation of Vandals would have been wiped out."[2]

Family 1

free woman (?) b. circa 355 Child Gunderic, King of the Vandals+ b. c 379, d. 428[3],[1] Family 2

unfree woman (?) Child Gaiseric, King of the Vandals+ b. c 389, d. 25 Jan 477[1] Citations

[S713] Herwig Wolfram, Wolfram, 1997, pg. 164, figure 3. [S227] Bishop of Tours Gregory, GT, II.9. [S269] C. W. Previté-Orton sCMH I, pg. 132, genealogy table 4..


From the English Wikipedia page on Godigisel:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godigisel

Godigisel (359-406) was King of the Hasdingi Vandals until his death in 406. He was killed in battle late in 406, shortly before his people forced a crossing of the Rhine River into the territory of the Roman Empire.

Godigisel was succeeded by his eldest surviving son, Gunderic, who led the Vandals into Gaul and later to Spain. But he was best known as the father of Geiseric, who succeeded Gunderic to the kingship in 428 and ruled for 49 years, establishing a powerful kingdom in North Africa.

(No sources)


From the German Wikipedia page on Godigisel:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godigisel

Godigisel (häufig auch Godegisel; † wohl 406) war ein König der Vandalen (Wandalen) vom Teilstamm der Hasdingen.

Unter seiner Herrschaft begannen die Vandalen um ca. 400 vermutlich unter dem Druck der Hunnen nach Westen zu ziehen und schließlich in das weströmische Reich einzudringen. In dieser Zeit schlossen sich den Hasdingen Teile der vandalischen Silingen an. Kurz vor der Überschreitung des Rhein zum Jahreswechsel 406/407 (siehe Rheinübergang von 406) kam es zu einem Kampf zwischen den Hasdingen und fränkischen Kriegern, die sich wohl als römische Föderaten den Vandalen entgegenstellten. Bei dieser für die Vandalen äußerst verlustreichen Schlacht kam auch Godigisel ums Leben, die Hasdingen wurden nur durch eine Truppe Alanen unter Respendial gerettet.[1]

Nachfolger von Godigisel wurde sein ältester überlebender Sohn Gunderich, der die Vandalen über den Rhein nach Gallien und 409 nach Hispanien führte. Dessen Nachfolger Geiserich, unter dem das Vandalenreich in Nordafrika zur mächtigsten Seemacht des westlichen Mittelmeeres aufstieg, war ebenfalls ein Sohn von Godigisel.

In English:

Godigisel (also often Godegisel ; d. around 406 ) was a king of the Vandals (Vandals) and a member of the Hasdingi tribe.

Under his rule, the Vandals, probably under pressure from the Huns, started at about 400 to migrate westward and eventually penetrate into the Western Roman Empire. During this period, the Vandals included both the Hasdingi and the Silingi. Just before crossing the Rhine in the year 406/407 (the year of great crisis for the Roman Empire as many Germanic tribes invaded Roman Gaul that year), there was a fight between the Hasdingi and Frankish warriors who were probably Roman allies. In this extremely costly battle, the Vandals lost and Godigisel was killed; it was only because of the intervention of an army of Alans under Respendial that any of the Hasdingi survived.[1]

Godigisel's successor was his eldest surviving son Gunderich, and under him the Vandals crossed the Rhine into Gaul and were led into Hispania in 409. His successor Gaiseric brought the Vandal kingdom into North Africa, creating the most powerful naval force of the western Mediterranean; Gaiseric was another son of Godigisel.

Literatur

Helmut Castritius: Die Vandalen. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2007.

Anmerkungen

1. ↑ Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus, Historia, erhalten als Auszug bei Gregor von Tours (Historiae II 9). Frigeridus spricht von angeblich 20.000 toten Vandalen, was sicherlich eine Übertreibung darstellt, aber auf das Ausmaß der vandalischen Niederlage hindeutet. (Frigeridus asserts that there were 20,000 dead Vandals, which is almost certainly an exaggeration, but nonetheless suggests the magnitude of the Vandal defeat.)


Godegisel Der Vandalen

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