Merwig II, King of the Thüringians

public profile

Merwig II, King of the Thüringians's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


King Merwig, II

Also Known As: "Herwig II"
Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Thuringia, Germany
Death: circa 451 (48-64)
Chalon, Isere, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France (fallen in the battle in the Catalaunian fields)
Immediate Family:

Son of Weldelphus, King of the Thüringians (Fictitious Person) and Amalaberge of the Ostrogoths
Father of Basinus I, king of the Thüringians; Nn Thuringen, van and King of Thurigians Basinus, I
Brother of Wedelphe of the Thüringians and Basina of the Saxons

Occupation: King of Thuringia, Roy de Thüringe, King of the Thüringians
Managed by: Noel Clark Bush
Last Updated:

About Merwig II, King of the Thüringians


Merwig II, King of Thuringia, from about 408 to 451

King Merwig II. was killed in Chalons in 451

The Battle of Châlons or the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains took place on June 20, 451 between the Roman forces, composed mostly of foederati (Germanic Barbarian mercenary soldiers) led by the Roman General Flavius Aëtius and the king of the Visigoths, Theodoric I, against the Huns and their vassals led by the king of the Huns, Attila. This battle was the last significant military operation of the West Roman Empire.

The rest of the Thuringian army settled between Meuse and Schelde in today's Belgium, which led to a significant decline in the population of Thuringia, why they did this is unclear today.

Merwig "merwig Ii" van Thüringen

  • MyHeritage Family Trees
  • Stamboom van Tweel 1 maart 4103 in van Tweel Web Site, managed by J.J. van Tweel
  • Birth: 395
  • Death: 451 - Chalons sur Marne (Fr)
  • Father: Wedelphus Van Thüringen
  • Son: Basin Van Thüringen

Merwig Ii. van Thüringen

  • MyHeritage Family Trees
  • Frans Jozef Theodoor Dautzenberg Web Site, managed by Frans Jozef Theodoor Dautzenberg
  • Parents: Chlodwig I. Banin Von Thüringen, Uxor Chlodowig I. Von Thüringen (geboren Ignotum Der Ostragoten)
  • Siblings: Menia Van Thüringen, <Private> Van Thüringen, <Private> Van Thüringen, <Private> Van Thüringen, <Private> Van Thüringen
  • Wife: Basina I. Der Franken Van Westfalen (geboren Van Thüringen)
  • Son: Basin Ii. Van Thüringen

Om Merwig II, King of the Thüringians (Norsk)

Merwig II, konge i Thüringen til fra ca 408 til 451

Kong Merwig II. ble drept I Chalons i 451

Slaget ved Châlons eller slaget på De katalauniske marker fant sted i 451 mellom de allierte styrkene og foederati ledet av den romerske generalen Flavius Aëtius og vestgoternes kong Teoderik på den ene siden og hunnerne ledet av deres kong Attila og deres allierte. Dette slaget var den siste betydelige militæroperasjonen til Vestromerriket.

Resten av Thüringer hæren bosatte seg mellom Meuse og Schelde i dagens Belgia, noe som førte til en betydelig nedgang i befolkningen i Thüringen, Hvorfor de gjorde dette er uklart i dag.

view all

Merwig II, King of the Thüringians's Timeline

Thuringia, Germany
Age 25
Cologne, Frankish Territory [Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany]
Age 25
Age 56
Chalon, Isere, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France