Theuderic (Thierry) I DE SEPTIMANIE Exilarch of Narbonne in Septimania 2550
- Born: Abt 720, Babylon
- Died: Before 804, <Narbonne, Aude, France>
Another name for Theuderic was Natronai al-Makir Judiarch of Narbonne, Makhir of the Caliph 771-793.
Duke of Toulouse
Theodoric I of Septimania was received by Charlemagne and was given the title "King of the Jews". His ancestry is possibly one of the greatest lineages of antiquity. Theodoric, claimed (or others do for him) descent not only from the Merovingian Kings, but lineal descent from King David himself. Both the king and the Pope acknowledged this pedigree. Also called Makhir Natronai ben Habibi the Resh Galuta. Also called Rabbi Makir ha-David. Also called Dietrich.
"The evidence is sketchy and muddled at this distance, but a persistant account of Theodoric I has it that he was the Jewish Exilarch in Narbonne, and that he succeeded in establishing a regionally autonomous Jewish-led state around Narbonne. Makhir has been identified as being Makhir Natronai, Resh Galuta in Baghdad, ousted from that position by a cousin in 771. If true, it would be a matter of considerable interest; the Baghdad Exilarchs were reputed to be lineal descendents of the ancient Hebrew King David.What is fairly clear is that Septimania achieved an independent position in this era by some means or other, with the status of a Duchy or even possibly a Kingdom."
He was sent by Haroun Al-Rashid, Calif of Baghdad to Charlemagne, King of the West at his request, who wanted to establish in Europe a middle class based on a Jewish nucleus between 786 and 793. 2550
Theuderic married Auda (Aude, Alda, Aldane) CAROLING, daughter of Karl (Carolus) "Martel" NIBELUNG and Chrothais (concubine). (Auda (Aude, Alda, Aldane) CAROLING was born about 726 in <Bayern, Schwaben>.)