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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Suevi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Suebi or Suevi were a Germanic people who at one time lived near the Baltic Sea and south thereof.
There were occasional clashes with the Visigoths, who arrived in Spain in 416 and came to dominate most of the peninsula, but the Suevi maintained their independence until 584, when the Visigothic King Leuvigild invaded the Suevi kingdom and finally defeated it.
Andeca, the final king of the Suevi, held out for a year before surrendering in 585.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/su/Suevi   (320 words)

  
  Hydatius
In 428 he was made a bishop, almost certainly of Chaves (the Roman Aquae Flaviae) in the modern Portuguese district of Vila Real[?], then part of the Roman province of Gallaecia[?].
The Suevi had settled in Gallaecia in 411, and there was constant friction between them and the local Hispano-Roman provincials.
In this context, Hydatius took part in a deputation of 431 requesting assistance in dealing with the Suevi from the general Aëtius, the most important representative of the imperial government in the West.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/hy/Hydatius.html   (931 words)

  
 Leovigild - LoveToKnow 1911
At first he ruled that part of the Visigothic kingdom which lay to the south of the Pyrenees, his brother Liuva or Leova governing the small part to the north of these mountains; but in 572 Liuva died and Leovigild became sole king.
At this time the Visigoths who settled in Spain early in the 5th century were menaced by two powerful enemies, the Suevi who had a small kingdom in the north-west of the peninsula, and the Byzantines who had answered Athanagild's appeal for help by taking possession of a stretch of country in the south-east.
He turned first against the Byzantines, who were defeated several times; he took Cordova and chastised the Suevi; and then by stern measures he destroyed the power of those unruly and rebellious chieftains who had reduced former kings to the position of ciphers.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Leovigild   (473 words)

  
 SUEVI,
One group of Suevi allied themselves with the Vandals and the Alans and swept down on the Iberian Peninsula in ad 407.
They adopted Catholic Christianity and ruled until the end of the 6th century when they were finally subjugated by the Visigoths.
The Suevi who remained in Germany are the ancestors of the medieval Swabians.
www.history.com /encyclopedia.do?vendorId=FWNE.fw..su205300.a   (169 words)

  
 Commentaries on the Gallic War/Book 4 - Wikisource
The motive for crossing [that river] was, that having been for several years harassed by the Suevi, they were constantly engaged in war, and hindered from the pursuits of agriculture.
The nation of the Suevi is by far the largest and the most warlike nation of all the Germans.
Though the Suevi, after making the attempt frequently and in several wars, could not expel this nation from their territories, on account of the extent and population of their state, yet they made them tributaries, and rendered them less distinguished and powerful [than they had ever been].
en.wikisource.org /wiki/Commentaries_on_the_Gallic_War/Book_4   (3342 words)

  
 Gutenkarte » History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empir... » Dnieper
The Sclavonian language is the stem from which have issued the Russian, the Polish, the Bohemian, and the dialects of Lusatia, of some parts of the duchy of Luneburgh, of Carniola, Carinthia, and Styria, &c.; those of Croatia, Bosnia, and Bulgaria.
The Suevi, known in very early times by the Romans, for they are mentioned by L. Corn.
The name of Suevi was sometimes confined to a single tribe, as by Caesar to the Catti.
gutenkarte.org /place/731/15418   (778 words)

  
 Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the Principal ...
Miro (Mirio, Mirus), king of the Suevi in Spain, 570–583.
In 572 the second council of Braga, a kind of supplementary council to the more important gathering of 561 [MARTINUS (2)] was held, and the king is specially mentioned as contributing to its assembly.
In the same year Miro conducted an expedition against the Ruccones in Cantabria, one of the restless Basque tribes, with whom Suevi and Goths alike were perpetually at war.
www.ccel.org /ccel/wace/biodict.html?term=Miro   (444 words)

  
 boys clothing: European royalty -- German states Swabia
Swabia was named after the Suevi which was one of the names for the Alemanni, the Geraman tribes which occupied the area in the 3rd century.
Swabia was named after the Suevi which was one of the names for the Alemanni, the German tribes which occupied the area in the 3rd century.
Another Germanic tribe, the Suevi, migrated into the area and by the 5th century as the Roman Empire was disintigrating had become assimilated with the Alamanni.
histclo.com /royal/gers/royal-swab.htm   (2407 words)

  
 The Suevi
The Suevi, concentrated in the northwest of Iberia, were relatively free of any pressure to move.
It is noticeable that in their parishes the Suevi graveyards are close around the churches while in the Romanic areas they are about as far as possible from the church and settlement.
A Suevi parish can still be spotted by the look of the people - blondes and all.
www.kessler-web.co.uk /History/FeaturesEurope/SueviSettlement.htm   (265 words)

  
 Chapter 1: A History of Spain and Portugal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The political center of the monarchy was not moved to the peninsula, however, until the reign of Athanagild (551-567), when a new capital was established at the town of Toledo in the central plateau, moving the axis of Hispanic life from the coastal regions for the first time.
Visigothic authority was slowly expanded throughout the entire peninsula with the conquest of the Suevi during the reign of Leovigild (568-586) and the expulsion of Byzantine forces from their last remaining toehold in the southeast by Swinthila (621-631).
The Germanic kingdom of the Suevi in the northwest corner of the peninsula is treated in Wilhelm Reinhard, Historia general del reino hispánico de los suevos (Madrid, 1952).
libro.uca.edu /payne1/payne1.htm   (6063 words)

  
 Timeline of Portuguese history (Germanic Kingdoms) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Suevi king Requiario is executed and some candidates for the throne appear, grouped in two factions, those who follow Frantán and those who follow Aguiulfo (dependent of theVisigoths).
King Euric of the Visigoths conquers southern Gallaecia and Lusitania to the Suevi.
The solemn conversion of the Suevi is proclaimed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Timeline_of_Portuguese_history_(Germanic_Kingdoms)   (1206 words)

  
 Northvegr - History of the Franks
Inasmuch as Clothar and Sigibert had settled the Suevi and other tribes on their land when Albin had gone to Italy, they who returned in the time of Sigibert, namely the men who had been with Albin, rose against them, wishing to thrust them out from that country and destroy them.
And before the battle, thinking that they had the Suevi already as good as slain, they discussed among themselves how they should divide their wives and what each should receive after their defeat.
For when they fought there were 26,ooo Saxons of whom 20,000 fell and of the Suevi 6000 of whom 480 only were laid low; and the remainder won the victory.
www.northvegr.org /lore/frank/039.php   (1679 words)

  
 Gutenkarte » History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empir... » Pomerania
The same ignorance, which renders barbarians incapable of conceiving or embracing the useful restraints of laws, exposes them naked and unarmed to the blind terrors of superstition.
This great nation was anciently of the Suevian race; it occupied, in the time of Tacitus, and long before, Mecklenburgh, Pomerania Southern Prussia and the north-west of Poland.
The power of the Goths at that time must have been great: it was probably from them that the Sinus Codanus (the Baltic) took this name, as it was afterwards called Mare Suevicum, and Mare Venedicum, during the superiority of the proper Suevi and the Venedi.
gutenkarte.org /place/731/15411   (679 words)

  
 WHKMLA : History of Spain : the Suevi
The Kingdom of the Suevi in Galicia, 409-580
The Suevi dominated Spain until they were defeated by the VISIGOTHS in 480 and reduced to GALICIA, where they held on to their independence for another 100 years.
In the 550es, the hitherto Arian Suevi were concerted to Catholicism by MARTIN DE BRAGA.
www.zum.de /whkmla/region/spain/suevi.html   (164 words)

  
 Crossing the Rhine
Since the winter of 56/55 BC, the Germanics had displaced the Menapii tribe of Gauls, and Caesar was concerned that the incursions would lead to renewal of war in the region.
Caesar refused their request to stay in Gaul but said he could arrange for settlement in the lands of the Ubii, who would be grateful for assistance against their mutual enemies, the Suevi.
The invaders asked for 3 days to deliberate with their tribesmen, but Caesar refused, believing that they were only delaying long enough for their own cavalry to return from raids against the Ambivariti tribe.
www.unrv.com /fall-republic/crossing-the-rhine.php   (847 words)

  
 Kingdoms of the Barbarians - The Suevi
These were a group of Germanic people which included the tribes of the Marcomanni and Quadi, the Hermunduri, Semnones, the Langobardes (Lombards), and the Alemanni.
After leaving their German homelands (apparently without the Lombards), the Suevi founded a barbarian kingdom in the hostile mountains of Galicia, situated in the extreme northwestern corner of Iberia.
The Suevi cross the Rhine at Mainz in 407 in association with the Vandals and Alans.
www.kessler-web.co.uk /History/KingListsEurope/BarbarianSuevi.htm   (172 words)

  
 Swabian History compiled by Harald Pleiner
These Suevi are probably actually best thought of as a collective group of a number of German tribes (including the Marcomanni and Lombards), which are mentioned in the 1st century BC by Gaius Julius Caesar as dwelling east of the Rhine River.
One group of Suevi, allied with the Vandals and the Alans, swept down on the Iberian Peninsula in AD 407, conquered it from the Hispano-Romans living there, and apportioned out the territory.
The Suevi, and Alemanni, who remained in Germany are the ancestors of the medieval Swabians.
www.mpip-mainz.mpg.de /~pleiner/schwabhist.html   (1891 words)

  
 Gaius Julius Caesar: Commentaries on the Gallic War, Book 4
Book IV The Usipetes and Tenchtheri, oppressed by the Suevi, migrate from Germany into Gaul; the national character of the Suevi.—IV.
Caesar leads his army into Germany; punishes the Sigambri; frees the Ubii from the tyranny of the Suevi, and returns into Gaul.—XX.
Pompey and M. Crassus were consuls [55 B.C.]), those Germans [called] the Usipetes, and likewise the Tenchtheri, with a great number of men, crossed the Rhine, not far from the place at which that river discharges itself into the sea.
www.forumromanum.org /literature/caesar/gallic_e4.html   (3515 words)

  
 Portugal > History and Events > Date Table > Germanic Kingdoms
Suevi King Requila dies and leaves his kingdom to his son Requiario (448-456)- he marries the daughter of King Theodric I of the Visigoths
Suevi capital of Braga is sacked by the Visigoths led by Theodoric II Suevi King Requiario is executed
At the Ecumenical Council of Braga proclaimed the conversion of Suevi to Catholics
www.portugal-info.net /history/germanic-kingdoms.htm   (707 words)

  
 Teutons, Caesar crosses the Rhine
Since the winter of 56/55 B.C.E., the Teutons had displaced the Menapii tribe of Gauls, and Caesar was concerned that the incursions would lead to renewal of war in the region.
Caesar refused their request to stay in Gaul but said he could arrange for settlement in the lands of the Ubii, who would be grateful for assistance against their mutual enemies, the Suevi.
The invaders asked for 3 days to deliberate with their tribesmen, but Caesar refused, believing that they were only delaying long enough for their own cavalry to return from raids against the Ambivariti tribe.
www.home.zonnet.nl /postbus/teutons.html   (767 words)

  
 Hydatius: Chronicon
Alani qui Wandalis et Suevis potentabantur, adeo caesi sunt a Gothis, ut exstincto Atace [Addace] rege ipsorum, pauci qui superfuerant, abolito regni nomine, Gunderici, regis Wandalorum, qui in Gallaecia resederat, se patrocinio subjugarent.
Jubente Maldra Suevi in solitam perfidiam versi, regionem Gallaeciae adhaerentem flumini Durio depraedantur.
Suevi Conimbricam dolose ingressi, familiam nobilem Cantabri spoliant, et captivam abducunt matrem cum filiis.
www.thelatinlibrary.com /hydatiuschronicon.html   (4672 words)

  
 Visigothic Kingdom.
Around the middle of this century, the threefold prossures of the Suevi, from the west (Galicia), the Cantabrian-Pyrenaic herdsmen from the north and the Byzantines from the south, the Betica, forced them to establish their capital in Toledo, in the centre of the Peninsula.
This decision had implications of great significance; in the first place, because, instead of an east-west delineation of the Peninsula, pivoting between Lisbon and Cartagena, a north-south delineation from Cantabria to the Strait of Gibraltar was created.
The Visigoths defended themselves well against the Suevi in Galicia and subdued them in the 6th century A.D.; however, in the north, the Basques, Cantabrians and Asturians were more successful in resisting the Visigoth onslaught than they had been in resisting the Romans, and were almost as adept as they would be against the Moors.
www.sispain.org /english/history/visigoth.html   (274 words)

  
 Rome - Vol I, Chapter X, Part 3
The distant province was astonished with the fury of these barbarians, who seemed to fall from a new world, as their name, manners, and complexion, were equally unknown on the coast of Africa.
They were distinguished from the other Germans by their peculiar mode of dressing their long hair, which they gathered into a rude knot on the crown of the head; and they delighted in an ornament that showed their ranks more lofty and terrible in the eyes of the enemy.
   In the reign of the emperor Caracalla, an innumerable swarm of Suevi appeared on the banks of the Mein, and in the neighborhood of the Roman provinces, in quest either of food, of plunder, or of glory.
www.cca.org /cm/rome/vol1/ch1003.html   (3496 words)

  
 Leovigild. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He reorganized the administration and assumed a royal pomp that imitated that of the Byzantine court.
Leovigild was constantly at war with the Byzantines in S Spain and the Suevi in the north.
When these enemies supported the revolt of his son Hermenegild, who had converted from Arianism to Catholicism, he finally annexed (584–85) the kingdom of the Suevi.
www.bartleby.com /65/le/Leovigil.html   (165 words)

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