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Basina (Thüringen) Franken (abt. 0438 - abt. 0470)

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Basina Basina "Menia" Franken formerly Thüringen aka von Thüringen, Van Den Yssel
Born about in Thüringen, Germanymap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] (to before ) [location unknown]
Wife of — married in Meissen,Dresden,,Germanymap
Died about in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germanymap
Thüringen-7 created 25 Feb 2012 | Last modified
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This is the main profile for "Basina of Thuringia." Merge duplicates here. ... Note that Basina does *NOT* have known parents; her real name is *unknown*; and she only has 4 children.[1]


Alias: Basina (Lady) of Thuringian; "Menia"[2][1]

b. c. 438[3]

d. abt. 477[4]



  • Note: She's *NOT* the daughter of the fictional Wedelphus.


m.1 Pisen (Bisinus), King of the Thuringi.[6][7].

m.2 (abt 464) Childeric I, King of the Franks.[8] Issue: 4[9][10]

  • Chlodovech (Clovis I), King of the Franks (464/67 -27 Nov 511 Paris; bur. Basilique des Saints-Apôtres ... later église de Sainte-Geneviève, Paris).[11][3]
m. Theodoric, King of the Ostrogoths (454 - 30 Aug 526)
(p. Theodemir and concubine Ereleuva)[4]
  • (dau.) Albofledis (d. after 496)[14][3]


Cawley, C. (2006). "Early dukes of Thuringia."Medieval Lands v.3. [15]
Gregory of Tours
Wikipedia: Basina of Thuringia

  1. see also: Royal Line, The. Albert F Schmuhl. Mar 1929 NYC, NY - Mar 1980; Wikipedia: Thuringia#History
  2. Notice of resolution of ambiguous parentage:
    • Wikipedia -- "Basina was a daughter of a Thuringian king Basin and a Saxon princess," respectively titled, basin (lord) and basina (lady).
    • Basin and Basina, mean "Lord" and "Lady."
    Parents edited in accordance with European Aristocrats project. Medieval genealogy is not exact science, and collaboration calls for occasional choices where print-scholarship did not have to. The parents (or lack of parents) of the person described in this profile were decided upon in consultation with primary sources especially as collected in the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy’s Medieval Lands project.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Gregory of Tours
  4. Jordanes

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Memories: 1

On 29 Jun 2011 Ted Williams wrote:

Basina was a daughter of the Thuringian king Basin and Basina, a Saxon princess.

She left her husband, king Bisinus and went to Roman Gaul. She herself took the initiative to ask for the hand of Childeric I, king of the Franks, and married him. For as she herself said, "I want to have the most powerful man in the world, even if I have to cross the ocean for him". This remark of hers may have been related to Childeric's successful invasion of the Roman Empire and his attempt to settle a Frankish kingdom on Roman soil.

Basina's name is probably Low Franconian for 'female boss'. She is the mother of the man who is remembered as the founder of the Frankish realm and modern France. She (not her husband Childeric) named her son Chlodovech, but he is better remembered under his Latinized name Clovis I. The simple fact that Chlodovech's name comes from Basina is remarkable since it was a common practice for the Franks to name a son after a member of the family of the male-line of ancestors.

Through the ages historians have been intrigued by the story of Basina since she obviously acted as a player and not as bystander — which is not uncommon for the women of the Franks, but highly uncommon for the Italians.

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On 30 Nov 2015 at 03:40 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

De Saxe-7 and Thüringen-7 are not ready to be merged because: There needs to be more work to decide the most appropriate LNAB to be used for this profile.

On 30 Nov 2015 at 03:38 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Von Saxony-25 and Thüringen-7 are not ready to be merged because: There have been some assumptions made about Thuringen-7 that may be incorrect. More work needs to be done before deciding on the LNAB to use for this profile.

On 30 Nov 2015 at 03:35 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Wikipedia is misquoting Gregory of Tours on this point and to equate Basina with Menia is also troublesome. I think there needs to be much more investigation before any final decisions are made about this profile and the names used.

On 30 Nov 2015 at 03:32 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

NN Lombard-1 and Thüringen-7 are not ready to be merged because: I think at this stage to equate Menia and Basina is possibly incorrect

On 3 Oct 2015 at 11:41 GMT Ted Williams wrote:

Thuringia-45 and Thüringen-7 do not represent the same person because: different sexes, needs some research

On 25 May 2015 at 12:20 GMT Marty (Lenover) Acks wrote:

Van Thuringen-2 and Thüringen-7 appear to represent the same person because: Same notable person

On 20 Nov 2011 at 00:37 GMT Aran Stubbs wrote:

This should merge with De Saxe-1.

On 19 Nov 2011 at 20:07 GMT Aran Stubbs wrote:

This should merge into De Saxe-1.

On 19 Nov 2011 at 20:02 GMT Aran Stubbs wrote:

See also: De Saxe-14 with which this should merge.

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