Origin of Suèves
Undoubtedly pushed by other migrant people, the Suèves leave Eastern bank of the Elba at first century BC They train disparate people made up of various tribes of which those inter alia Quades, Marcomans and Semmons. Their road towards south-west brought them to the accesses of the Gaulle under their king Arioviste, from which Jules César, victorious from Arioviste, moves away them in -58. Consequently, it is on Eastern bank of the the Rhine that they are fixed, in an area which takes their name later, the Souabe.
In 406, in the first decades of the Great “cruel” invasions in the Roman Empire (Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Vandals and Alains among so much of others, pushed by the Huns), of new migratory pressures push them to pass the Rhine under their king Herméric and accompanied by the Hasdings, the Sillings, and several clans alains (night of the saint Sylvestre 406/407). After having circulated in Gaulle during two years, Suèves cross the Pyrenees 409, always accompanied by their allies, the Quades and the Marcomans and continue their search in Spain. Once sedentarized and become federate People, and after them kingdom was recognized by Rome through a Foedus, rather curiously the chronicles of the Latin annalists hardly any more speak about these people.
See also: Kingdom suève
Posterity of Suèves in Galicia
- Legend of the foundation of Mulhouse
- late Antiquity
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