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Early & Fictional Frisian Genealogy

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  • Thiadsvind (c.675 - d.)
    1. RATBOD (-719[110]). Duke of Frisia. The Continuator of Fredegar records that he was defeated by Pepin "le Gros", maior domus of Austrasia, at Duurstede in [692/97][111]. Bede records that "Pippinum ...
  • Nordalah, Ruler in Middle Friesland (c.765 - 810)
    Nordalah was a Frisian count who lived around 800. He reigned over an area between the Vlie and the Medemelacha, a stream that was formerly in Medemblik in the Zuiderzee area. Probably this was the Wie...
  • Alfbard / Abba of Middle Friesland, Ruler in Middle Friesland (c.735 - c.786)
    Alfbad or Abba was a Frisian count who ruled in the 8th century. In the name of the Frankish king Pepin the short he governed the territory of Oostergo in the present day province of Friesland, Netherl...
  • Poppo, Ruler of Friesland (c.700 - c.734)
    Poppo (674–734), also known as Bubo or Bobba , was a king (or duke) of Frisia from the 8th century. After Aldgisl and Radboud he is the third Frisian ruler mentioned in the literature. He is possibly t...
  • Meili van Friesland (c.735 - d.)
    An old legend says she was a daughter of King Radbod but there is no known contemporary evidence.

Dirk I is the earliest certain ancestor of the medieval counts of Holland. Medieval genealogists created a fictitious ancestry for him by inserting generations to link known historical figures.

Dirk was linked to Aldgisl, the earliest attested ruler in Frisia, and ultimately to Odin. This line made him a descendant of a brother of Hengist and Horsa, who led the Anglo-Saxon invasion of England.

Some experts believe Dirk I was plausibly the son of Gerulf II and probably somehow a member of the family of Nordalah comes et advocatus Fresonum who died 810.

Legendary Rulers of Frisia

  1. Friso (313-245 BCE) fictitious, supposed son of Dhana Nanda (Agrammes I).
  2. Adel (245-151 BCE) fictitious, supposed son of Friso, succeeded his father.
  3. Ubbo (151-71 BCE) fictitious, supposed son of Adel, succeeded his father.
  4. Asinga Ascon (71 BCE-11 CE) fictitious, supposed son of Ubbo, succeeded his father.
  5. Diocarus Segon (11-46) fictitious, supposed son of Asinga Ascon, succeeded his father.
  6. Dibbald Segon (46-85) fictitious, supposed son of Diocarus Segon, succeeded his father.
  7. Tabbo (85-130) fictitious, supposed son of Dibbald Segon, succeeded his father.
  8. Asconius (130-173) fictitious, supposed son of Tabbo, succeeded his father.
  9. Adelboldus (173-187) fictitious, supposed son of Asconius, succeeded his father.
  10. Titus Boiocalus (187-240) fictitious, supposed son of Asconius, succeeded his brother Adelboldus.
  11. Ubbo (240-299) fictitious, supposed son of Titus Boiocalus, succeeded his father.
  12. Haron Ubbo (299-335) fictitious, supposed son of Ubbo, succeeded his father.
  13. Odilbald (335-360) fictitious, supposed son of Haron Ubbo, succeeded his father.
  14. Udolph Haron (360-392) fictitious, supposed son of Odilbald, succeeded his father.
  15. Richold I (392-435) fictitious, succeeded his wife's brother Udolph Haron. Richoldus was supposed son of Godwulf, who was also supposed father of Hengest and Horsa. Godwulf was supposed son of Geat, a descendant of Odin
  16. Oldibald (435-470) fictitious, supposed son of Richold I, succeeded his father.
  17. Richold II (470-533) fictitious, supposed son of Odibald, succeeded his father.
  18. Beroald (533-590) fictitious, supposed son of Richold II, succeeded his father.
  19. Aldgisl I (590-672), earliest historically attested ruler of Frisia, supposed son of Beroald, succeeded his father.
  20. Radbod (672-723), historically attested, supposed son of Aldgisl, succeeded his father. His successor is unknown but later sources say he was succeeded by Poppo.
    1. Thiadsvind, Radbod's only documented daughter married 714 Grimoald the Younger, son of Pepin II. No known descendants.
    2. unknown child of Radbod was ancestor of a bishop of Utrecht, also named Ratbod, who died in 917.
    3. Poppo see below.
    4. St. Fris, possibly fictitious, supposed son of Radbod.
    5. Heila, supposed daughter of Radbod, married Ethelhard, King of the Saxons.
    6. Meili, supposed daughter of Radbod, married Aethelbert II Billung, Graf in Sachsen.
    7. Sindacilla / Odrade, supposed daughter of Radbod, married Wichbert, duke of Saxony.
  21. Poppo (719-734) historically attested, supposed son of King Radbod, succeeded his father.
  22. Aldgisl II (723-737), supposed son of Radbod, succeeded his father.
  23. Gondobald (737-749), supposed son of Aldgisl II, succeeded his father.
  24. Radbod II (749-775), supposed son of Aldgisl II, succeeded his brother.
  25. Charlemagne (775-814), conquered Frisia.

Line to the Counts of Holland

  1. Alfbad, historically attested, son of Poppo (above)
  2. Nordalah, historically attested, supposed son of Alfbad
  3. Gerulf I, historically attested, supposed son of Nordolah
  4. Gerulf II, historically attested, supposed son of Gerulf I
  5. Dirk I count in Holland, historically attested, supposed son of Gerulf II

Potestaats of Friesland

From Wikipedia: Potestaat

  1. Magnus Forteman (809) fictitious
  2. Focko or Taco Ludigman (819) fictitious
  3. Adelbrik Adélen (830) fictitious
  4. Hessel Hermana (869) fictitious
  5. Igo Galema (before 886) fictitious
  6. Gosse Ludigman (989) fictitious
  7. Saco Reinalda (before 1167) fictitious
  8. Sicko Sjaerdema (1237) fictitious
  9. Reinder Cammingha (before 1306) fictitious
  10. Hessel Martena (before 1313) fictitious
  11. Juw Juwinga (1396) fictitious
  12. Sicke Dekama , Gale Hania and Odo Botnia (1399)
  13. Sjoerd Wiarda and Haring Harinxma (1404)
  14. Juw Dekama (1494)

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