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Vandalarius, Chieftan of the Ostrogoths

Male Abt 395 - 459  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Vandalarius  
    Suffix Chieftan of the Ostrogoths 
    Born Abt 395  Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 459 
    Notes 
    • “VANDALARIUS, son of VINITHARIUS . Iordanes names "Vandiliarum" as son of "Vinitharius" and father of "Thiudemer et Valamir et Vidimir". Relative of Thorismund.
      1. VALAMIR (-killed in battle [468/69]). Iordanes names "Thiudemer et Valamir et Vidimir" as the sons of Vandilarius. He and his brothers followed Attila the Hun into Gaul in 451. Valamir commanded the Ostrogoth contingent in Attila's army whhich was defeated at the battle of the Catalaunian fields. He was considered king of all Ostrogoths in Pannonia. Iordanes records that "Valamer…ex consobrino eius genitus Vandalario" succeeded as king after "Thorismundo" was killed fighting the Gepids in the second year of his reign. He shared the land with his two brothers, retaining for himself the eastern part of the territory covering lower Slavonia. In 456, he defeated an attack by the Huns, who are said to have retreated to the River Dnieper. He defeated another Hun attack on Bassianae, near Belgrade, in 467/68, but was killed in battle during a similar attack the following year.
      2. THEODEMIR [Thiudimir] (-Kyrrhos 474). Iordanes names "Thiudemer et Valamir et Vidimir" as the sons of Vandilarius. King of the Ostrogoths in Pannonia, subordinate to his brother Valamir, he ruled over the western part of their domain which covered the county of Somogy and north-eastern Croatia. He succeeded his brother in [468/49] as King of all the Pannonian Ostrogoths. Iordanes names "Theodemir" when recording that he succeeded his brother "Valamero rege Gothorum" together with "Vidimero fratre et filio Theodorico". When the Ostrogoths left Pannonia in [473], Theodemir and his contingent went towards Constantinople. They settled in Macedonia, based in the city of Kyrrhos.
      3. VIDIMIR (-473). Iordanes names "Thiudemer et Valamir et Vidimir" as the sons of Vandilarius. King of the Ostrogoths in Pannonia, subordinate to his brother Valamir, he ruled over the central part of their domain which covered upper Slavonia. Iordanes names "Theodemir" when recording that he succeeded his brother "Valamero rege Gothorum" together with "Vidimero fratre et filio Theodorico". When the Ostrogoths left Pannonia in [473], Vidimir went into Italy where he suffered several defeats.
      a) VIDIMIR. Iordanes records that "Vidimero cum Vidimero filio" were sent to "partes Hesperias" by Theodemir. After his father's death, Emperor Glycerius sent Vidimir and his contingent of Pannonian Ostrogoths to Gaul, where he settled in the Limousin.”««s87»» [1]
    Person ID I10746  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2018 

    Children 
    +1. Theodemir, Chieftan of the Ostrogoths,   b. Abt 425,   d. 471, Pannonia, Roman Empire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F3757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.