||Rechila , Prince of the Suevi, Suevic King of Galicia |
||Prince of the Suevi, Suevic King of Galicia |
- From Wikipedia:
The Suebi or Suevi (from Proto-Germanic *swe-baz based on the Proto-Germanic root *swe-- meaning "one's own" people, from an Indo-European root *swe-, the third person reflexive pronoun) were a group of Germanic peoples who were first mentioned by Julius Caesar in connection with Ariovistus' campaign, c. 58 BC; Ariovistus was defeated by Caesar.
Some Suebi remained a periodic threat against the Romans on the Rhine, until, toward the end of the empire, the Alamanni, including elements of Suebi, brushed aside Roman defenses and occupied Alsace, and from there Bavaria and Switzerland. Except for a pocket in Swabia, and migrants to Portugal and Spain, no more was heard of the Suebi.
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