Posted Feb 2019, by Mart's dau, Angie.
Fritigern Birthdate: estimated between 295 and 351, Death: 380
Immediate Family: Son of Hrothisteus, Chief of the Visigoths and N.N.
Brother of Rocesthes Balthes
Last Updated: December 18, 2018
War with Rome (376–382) The Goths remained in Dacia until 376, when one of their leaders, Fritigern, appealed to the Roman emperor Valens to be allowed to settle with his people on the south bank of the Danube. Here, they hoped to find refuge from the Huns. Valens permitted this, as he saw in them "a splendid recruiting ground for his army." However, a famine broke out and Rome was unwilling to supply them with either the food they were promised or the land; open revolt ensued leading to 6 years of plundering and destruction throughout the Balkans, the death of a Roman Emperor and the destruction of an entire Roman army.
The Battle of Adrianople in 378 was the decisive moment of the war. The Roman forces were slaughtered and the Emperor Valens was killed during the fighting.
- Aoric of the VISIGOTHS
Gothic rulers Main article: Chernyakhov culture
In 238, the Goths for the first time passed the Danube, and took to the Black Sea. The division of the Goths (Thervingi-Vesi and Greuthungi-Ostrogothi) is first attested in 291.
Tervingi: The Balti dynasty, Balth(e)s, Baltungs, or Balthings, existed among the Tervingi ("forest people"), called later the Visigothi. The names of the Drevlyans and the Gothic Tervingi in Ukraine have often been adduced as parallels to agac-ari (forest men in Turkic).
Nidad, reik ("ruler") (c. 218 – 249)
Ovida, son of Nidad, co-ruler (c. 249 – 273)
Cniva a.k.a. Kniwa ("knife"), brother of Ovida, co-ruler
Ilderic a.k.a. Hilderith, son of Ovida, co-ruler (c. 273 – 317)
Ariaric a.k.a. Ascaric, brother of Hilderith, co-ruler
Geberic a.k.a. Geberich, son of Hilderith, kindin ("king") (c. 317 – 350)
Athanaric a.k.a. Aþanareiks ("year-king"), pagan, Gunþi-reik ("battle prince") (365–381)
Fritigern a.k.a. Frithugairns ("desiring peace"), converted to Arianism, Gunþi-reik (369–382)
Greuthungi: The Amali dynasty, Amals, Amaler, or Amalings of the Greuthungi ("steppe dwellers" or "people of the pebbly coasts"), called later the Ostrogothi. Amal (Amala), the Fortunate, born fl. 110 or c. 123.
These kings and leaders, with the exception of Fritigern, and the possible exception of Alavivus, were pagans.
Athanaric (369–381), Rothesteus, sub-king, Winguric, sub-king, Alavivus (c. 376), rebel against Valens, Fritigern (c. 376–c. 380), rebel against Athanaric and Valens
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Alavivus (flourished in 4th century AD) was a Gothic co-king of a group of Thervingi together with Fritigern. Along with the latter he led the migration of the Thervingi from Dacia across the Danube