no image

Richomeres (Franks) Franken (bef. 0377 - aft. 0392)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Flavius Richomeres (Richimir II) "Consul of Rome" Franken formerly Franks
Born before [location unknown]
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] (to about ) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after [location unknown]
Franks-577 created 1 Aug 2011 | Last modified
This page has been accessed 4,079 times.

Categories: 4th Century | Battle of Adrianople | Battle of the Save.

Flavius Richomeres "Richomer" (living ante 377 - after 15 May 392),[1][2] was a Frankish officer of Rome. He was head of the Domestici [Imperial Bodyguard], Magister Militum (Master of the Militia) and Consul of Rome in 384. According to Wikipedia, he died around 393 AD.[3][4]

The date and location of Richomere's birth is unknown.[5]



According to Eugen Ewig (German historic Institute and Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres), he could be the son of Teutomer, a Frankish officer of Emperor Julian the Apostate. Karl Ferdinand Werner agrees, but Christian Settipani is reserved, deducing that it is difficult to conclude as long as the tribal origin of Teutomer remains unknown.

The parents listed for this individual are speculative and may not be based on sound genealogical research. Sources to prove or disprove this ancestry are needed. Please contact the Profile Manager or leave information on the bulletin board.


He married Ascylla, mother of his son Théodomir, king of the Franks (Gregory of Tours).[6]

Fredegar, tries to make him a possible ancestor of the Merovingian dynasty, (Chonicle of Fredegaire, 660 AD).


A Frank in the 4th century who became a Supreme Commander in the Eastern Empire. Fought against the Romans and the Goths. Founded Brandenburg.

In 378, Emperor Gratian sends him East at the head of an army to help Co-empereur Valens fight the Goths, but the Romans are defeated at the Battle of Andrinople on 9 August 378.[7][8] While Valens is killed in the battle, Richomer survived and remained in the East,[9] where he was second to Theodosius I, the new Caesar of the East. Again at the head of a Frankish and Roman army, he is ordered to march against his nephew Arbogast (possibly son of Bauto) to quell his rebellion. Theodosius names him Master of the Militia for the East in 383, and then Consul of Rome in 384.[10]

In 388, Theodosius sent him to the West to fight the usurper Magnus Maximus, and he defeats him at the Battle of the Save (River), and forces his surrender at Aquilea, after which he executes him. After the assassination of one of the co-Emperors Valentinien II (15 May 392),[11] Arbogast places Eugenius on the throne and Theodosius sends Richomer to fight them, but he dies shortly after his departure, leaving it to Stilicho, the Vandal general, to defeat Eugenius and Arbogast at the Battle of Frigidus (present Slovenia) on 6 September 394.

Humanities and Religion

He not only pursued a military career, but was very interested in the arts and letters, and corresponded with the rhetorician Libanios,[12] and the theologian St. Augustine.


The existence of a Ricimer (or Richomer), a Roman patrician in 457-472, led Helmut Castritius (Germany) to propose that a daughter of Richomer had married Wallia, King of the Visigoths and grandmother of the Patrician Ricimer.

Based on data gleened from Wikipedia,[13] and Cawley (2006), the germanic "Flavius Ricimer" (405 – 18 Aug 472), was the son of Rechila, King of Galicia and a daughter of Wallia of the Visigoths. He married the unknown daughter of Eurico I, King of the Visigoths and Ragnahilde.[14]


Wikipedia: Richomeres -- "Flavius Richomeres was a Frank who ... married Ascyla ... had son Theodemer, king of the Franks. He was uncle of the general Arbogastes."[15]

1.↑ Eugen Ewig, Spätantikes und fränkishes Gallien, 1976-1979 (Werner 1984, p. 297).

2.↑ Werner 1984, p. 296-297.

3.↑ Settipani 1996, p. 28

4.↑ Werner 1984, p. 297-298.

5.↑ Rouche 1996, p. 73.

6.↑ Riché et Périn 1996, p. 288, notice « Richomer ».

7.↑ Werner 1984, p. 298-299.

8.↑ Werner 1984, p. 299-300.

9.↑ Grégoire de Tours, Histoire des Francs, Livre 2, chapitre 9.

10.↑ Kurth 1896, p. 152.

11.↑ Rouche 1996, p. 83.

12.↑ Helmut Castritius, « Zur Sozialgeschichte der Heermeister des Westreichs nach der Mitte des 5. Jh.: Flavius Valila qui et Theodovius », dans Ancient Society, vol. 3, 1972, p. 233–243.

13.↑ Settipani 1996, p. 32

Sources primaires

Ammien Marcellin, Histoire de Rome, livre XXXI.

Grégoire de Tours, Histoires, livre II.

Sources secondaires

Godefroid Kurth, Clovis, le fondateur, Éditions Tallandier, 1896 (réimpr. 2000) (ISBN 2-235-02266-9).

Karl Ferdinand Werner, Les Origines, avant l'an mil, Livre de Poche, coll. « *Histoire de France (sous la direction de Jean Favier) », 1984 (réimpr. 1992) (ISBN 2-253-06203-0) [détail des éditions].

Pierre Riché et Patrick Périn, Dictionnaire des Francs - Les temps Mérovingiens, Bartillat, 1996, 370 p. (ISBN 2-84-100008-7).

Christian Settipani, « Clovis, un roi sans ancêtre ? », dans Gé-Magazine, no 153, octobre 1996 .

Michel Rouche, Clovis, Éditions Fayard, 1996 (ISBN 2-213-59632-8).[1]

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored by MyHeritage

Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

Sponsored by MyHeritage

No known carriers of Richimir II's Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA have taken yDNA or mtDNA tests.

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Family Tree DNA.


On 30 Mar 2015 at 04:35 GMT Betty (Lockwood) Warner wrote:

des Francs-47 and des Franks-48 (father and son) can not be born in the same year

On 3 Dec 2010 at 16:10 GMT Krissi (Hubbard) Love wrote:

King of the Franks.

Richimir II is 49 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 52 degrees from Robynne Lozier, 42 degrees from Pocahontas Rolfe and 46 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

F  >  Franks  |  F  >  Franken  >  Richomeres (Franks) Franken