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Frumar (or Frumarius) (died 464) was a Suevic warlord who succeeded Maldras (who was assassinated in February 460), as leader of the Suevic group then raiding Lusitania.[1] He probably competed with Rechimund, the Suevic war leader in Gallaecia, for the throne until his death.[1]

In 460, by the action of two Roman nobles, Ospinio and Ascanius, the Visigothic army harassing Frumar's Sueves was caused to retreat.[2] Later that same year Frumar ravaged the town of Aquae Flaviae with the complicity of the Romans.[3] He captured the bishop and chronicler Hydatius, holding him prisoner for three months before releasing, against the pleas of Ospinio and Ascanius.[1][2] The Hispano-Roman nobility of western Iberia was becoming accommodated to Suevic rule.


  • Thompson, E. A. (1982). Romans and Barbarians: The Decline of the Western Empire. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 0-299-08700-X.


  1. ^ a b c Thompson, 167. Hydatius wrote: Inter Frumarium et Rechimundum oritur de regni potestate dissensio ("Between Frumar and Rechimund arose a dissension of the power of the kingdom").
  2. ^ a b Thompson, 181.
  3. ^ Thompson, 171.
Preceded by
Suevic leader
Succeeded by
as king