Teutomer, a Frankish general

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Also Known As: "Theodimir", "Teutomer Richomeres"
Birthplace: France
Death: Died in France
Immediate Family:

Father of Flavius Richomeres, Consul of Rome 384

Occupation: général franc (Frankish General) to Roman Emperor Julian, Frankish General
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About Teutomer, a Frankish general


Richomer (General franc) Help page on the disambiguationFor other uses, see Richomer . Richomer title Chief Salian francs Successor Théodomir Biography Father Teutomer children Théodomir edit See the documentation of the model Richomer ( Flavius Richomeres for the Romans), born in 335, is an officer franc to the service of the Roman Empire . He was comes domesticorum (household of Count) 1 , magister militum (master of the militia) and consul of Rome in 384 . He died in 393.

Summary [ Hide ] 1 Biography 2 Posterity 3 References 4 Annexes 4.1 Related articles 4.2 Primary Sources 4.3 Secondary sources


According to Eugen Ewig (of the German Historical Institute and the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres ), it could be the son of Teutomer , which was a great officer in the service of Emperor Julien 2 . Karl Ferdinand Werner follows this reviews 3 , but Christian Settipani is more reserved, arguing that it is difficult to conclude as the original people of Teutomer remain unknown 4 .

In 378, Emperor Gratian sent in the East at the head of troops to help the co-emperor Valens to fight the Goths, but the Romans were defeated at the Battle of Adrianople theAugust 9 3785 . While Valens was killed during the battle, Richomer survived the rout and remains in the East where second Theodosius I st , the new Caesar named the East. Again francs and Roman troops commanded by Bauto and nephew Arbogast , join him and allow him to rectify the situation. Theodosius appointed him master of the militia for the East in 383 and consul of Rome in 384 6 , 7 .

It is not devoted only to his military career, but is interested in arts and letters and corresponds with the rhetorician Libanius 8 , Symmachus 9 and theologian Saint Augustine 10 , 11 .

In 388, Theodosius sent to the West to fight the usurper Magnus Maximus who fought in the Sava went to Aquileia and was executed. After the assassination of Valentinian II (May 15 392), One of coempereurs, Arbogast Place Eugène on the throne and Theodosius load Richomer to fight, but he died soon after, leaving Stilicon , General vandal, care to undo Eugene and Arbogast at the Battle of Cold River , theSeptember 6th 39412 , 4 .

Posterity [ edit | edit the code ] He had married a Ascylla, who had given birth to Théodomir , future king of the Franks 13 , 14 , 15 and possibly ancestor of the Merovingian as the late evidence (to 660 is two and a half centuries after) the Chronicle of Fredegaire . The existence of Ricimer (or Richomer), patrician Roman of 457-472 led Helmut Castritius (de) to the hypothesis of a girl Richomer, married to Wallia King Wisigoh and grandmother of the patrician Ricimer 16 , 17 .

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Germania Inferior, Galliae, Roman Empire [North Brabant, eastern Antwerp Province, and Limburg, Belgium]