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"Athanaric (d. c. 381 CE), a king of the Thervingi Goths (Visigoths) and, according to some ... the first and greatest king. He was of the noble Balts family of the Thervingi tribe and a relative of the later king of the Visigoths Alaric I (reigned 395-410 CE)."
Name: Aþanareiks (Gothic); Athanaricus (Latin);
House: Balthes (Balti Dynasty)
b. 318 or 324 Toledo (modern day Spain)
d. [25 JAN 380 Byzantium (Istanbul)]
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"He was the most powerful of the three "judges" leading the three groups of Visigoths at the end of their time in Dacia. He fiercely persecuted the Christians in Dacia (364-376). Because of that he engaged in a civil war against his rival "judge" Fritigern. Eventually he was defeated by the Huns after which he fled to the Transylvanian mountains. In 381 he was received in Constantinople by the roman emperor Theodosius I with royal honours. However, he died two weeks later. Meaning of Athanaric: "powerful ruler"."
- Antharic was only a relative of Alaric I (reigned 394-410 CE).
- "Antharic." Ancient History Encyclopedia.
- Delaforce, P. & Baldry, K., (2006, February 13). "Early Goths." The Delaforce Family History. Web.
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