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Alaric Visigoths (abt. 0370 - 0410)

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Alaric (Alaric I) "1st King of the Visigoths" Visigoths aka Balthas
Born about [location unknown]
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Son of [uncertain] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Calabria, Italymap
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Alaric I, first king of the Visigoths, is remembered for sacking Rome in 410.[4][5]



b. 370 (or 375) Peuce Island (Romania)[6][7]

d. 410 Bruttium (Calabria), southern Italy[8][9]


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Alaric's parents are UNKNOWN,[10] ... but he may be a, "son (or paternal grandson) of chieftain Rothestes."[11][12][13][14][1]


Spouse(s): UNKNOWN[2]


m. Theoderic, King of the Visigoths (d. 541; succeeded Walia)
  • more kids (all unknown)....[16]


394/5 - 410: King of the Visigoths[17][18]

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  • sister _____ UNKNOWN m. (410) Athaulf (d. 416 Barcelona)[19][20]

Primary Sources

  • Claudian (poet)[23]

Secondary Sources

Delaforce, P. & Baldry, K., (2006). "Early Goths." The Delaforce Family History. London & NY: Regency Press. (Web;[24][25] eBook -- see ch. 43[26])

Dillion, C.R. (2002). Royals and Nobles: A Genealogist's Tool, (pp. 223). iUniverse. eBook.[27]

Jordanes, (551). Getica.[3]

Procopius, (1914). History of the Wars. H. B. Dewing, (Trans). Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press & Wm. Internet Ancient History Sourcebook. Web.[28]

Wasson, D.L. (2014, September 4). "Alaric." Ancient Encyclopedia.[29]

Wikipedia: Alaric I; Wikipedia: Balti dynasty

Zosimus (5th century historian)[30]

MEDIEVAL LANDS: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families by Charles Cawley © Foundation for Medieval Genealogy & Charles Cawley 2000-2017.

  1. (disputed) Bros: Adulphus[1]
  2. speculation: m. ____ (Father: Antharic I)[2]
  3. Goth historian ... responsible for legend of Alaric's burial in the Buzita River).[3]

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