Banin of Thuringia
Basina of Saxony
Basina Andovera of Thuringia
(Abt 0438-Abt 0480)


Family Links

1. Childeric I King of the Salian Franks

2. Bisinus King of the Thuringii

Basina Andovera of Thuringia 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 438, Thuringia, (Germany)
  • Marriage (1): Childeric I King of the Salian Franks
  • Marriage (2): Bisinus King of the Thuringii
  • Died: Abt 480 about age 42

   Other names for Basina were Basina of Thuringia and Besina of Thuringia.

  Research Notes:

First husband was Bisinus, the King of Thuringia.

From Wikipedia - Basina, Queen of Thuringia :

Basina was queen of Thuringia in the middle of the fifth century. She left her husband king Bisinus and went to Roman Gaul . She herself took the initiative to ask for the hand of Childeric I , king of the Franks , and married him. For as she herself said, "I want to have the most powerful man in the world, even if I have to cross the ocean for him". This remark of her may have been related to Childeric's successful invasion of the Roman Empire and his attempt to settle a Frankish kingdom on Roman soil.

Basina's name is probably Low Franconian for 'female boss'. She is the mother of the man who is remembered as the founder of the Frankish realm and modern France. She (not her husband Childeric) named her son Chlodovech, but he is better remembered under his Latinized name Clovis I . The simple fact that Chlodovech's name comes from Basina is remarkable since it was a common practice for the Franks to name a son after a member of the family of the male-line of ancestors.

Through the ages historians have been intrigued by the story of Basina since she obviously acted as a player and not as bystander - which is not uncommon for the women of the Franks, but highly uncommon for the Italians.

Basina married Childeric I King of the Salian Franks, son of Merovech King of the Salic Franks [Legendary] and Verica. (Childeric I King of the Salian Franks was born between 436 and 437 in Westphalia, Alemannia (Germany), died on 26 Nov 482 in Tournai, (Hainaut), Frankish Kingdom (Belgium) and was buried in Tournai, (Hainaut), Frankish Kingdom (Belgium).)

Basina next married Bisinus King of the Thuringii. (Bisinus King of the Thuringii was born about 440 in <Thuringia (Germany)> and died in <Thuringia (Germany)>.)


1, Compact Disc #94 Pin #105692 (submitted by Samuel Taylor "Sam" Geer).


3, Basina, Queen of Thuringia.

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