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Family of Flavius + RICHOMERES and Ascyla +

Husband: Flavius + RICHOMERES (350-384)
Wife: Ascyla + (354-413)
Children: Theodemeres + of the FRANKS (364- )
Ildegonde + of LOMBARD (374- )

Husband: Flavius + RICHOMERES

Name: Flavius + RICHOMERES
Sex: Male
Father: Mallobaudes + (320- )
Mother: -
Birth 0350
Occupation King of the Franks
Title King of the Franks
Death 0384 (age 33-34)

Wife: Ascyla +

Name: Ascyla +
Sex: Female
Father: Ascyllius + of GAUL (334- )
Mother: -
Birth 0354 Burgundy, France
Death 0413 (age 58-59)

Child 1: Theodemeres + of the FRANKS

Name: Theodemeres + of the FRANKS
Sex: Male
Spouse: Blesinde + of FRANCE (365- )
Birth 0364

Child 2: Ildegonde + of LOMBARD

Name: Ildegonde + of LOMBARD
Sex: Female
Spouse: Marcomir + of COLOGNE (369- )
Birth 0374

Note on Husband: Flavius + RICHOMERES

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Flavius Richomeres (Richomer) was a Frank who lived in the late 4th century. He took service in the Roman army and made a career as comes, magister militum, and consul. He was married with Ascyla and they had a son Theudemeres, who became king of the Franks. He was uncle of the general Arbogastes.

 

[edit] LifeAround the years 377/378, Richomeres was Comes domesticorum of Emperor Gratian and was transferred from Gaul to Thracia, where he was involved in the Gothic wars of Emperor Valens. At Adrianopole he tried to persuade Valens to wait on Gratian for support. When the Gothic leader Fritigern demanded hostages to secure peace from the Romans he volunteered and departed the Roman camp to bring the other hostages safely to Fritigern, but before he arrived some divisions of the two armies got out of control and engaged, starting the famous Battle of Adrianople. Richomeres ended up at a battlefield in complete chaos but he saved himself by withdrawing and survived. However the Roman army of Valens was largely destroyed and many officers fell including emperor Valens.

 

Around 383 he was general in the east (magister militum per orientum) and became consul in 384.

 

In 388 Theodosius I sent him together with his nephew Arbogastes and Promotus and Timasius against Magnus Maximus, who was defeated.

 

From the year 388 he served as supreme commander in the Eastern Empire (comes et magister utriusque militiae) until his death in 393. Richomeres was interested in literature and was acquainted with rhetoricians as Libanius and Augustinus. He introduced the rhetorician Eugenius to his nephew Arbogastes. A few years later Arbogastes seized power in the West Roman Empire. After the death of Valentinian II Arbogastes promoted Eugenius to be his Emperor, while he himself remained the leader and generalissimo. In 393 Theodosius I organised a campaign against Arbogastes and Richomeres was asked to lead the cavalry against his nephew. On the way from the East to the West he died before the battle took place. Arbogastes lost the battle and committed suicide with his own sword.