Flavius Afranius Syagrius
Flavius Afranius Syagrius (floruit 345-382) was a Roman politician and administrator. He is claimed to be an ancestor of Saint Arnulf of Metz, and thus Charlemagne, being a rare case for descent from antiquity.
Afranius was a member of the Roman aristocratic family of the Syagrii, which originated in Lyon. In the same years in which Afranius lived, another Syagrius is attested (he was consul in 381), but it is not always possible to distinguish the career of the two Syagrii.
He continued his career under Emperor Gratian, possibly because of his friendship with the poet Ausonius. Afranius was magister memoriae in 379, when some Theodorus succeeded him. Between June 18, 380, and August of 382 he is attested as Praetorian prefect of Italy. In 381 he was also praefectus urbi of Rome and Consul in 382.
- Potter, David Stone, The Roman Empire at Bay: Ad 180-395, Routledge, 2004, ISBN 0-415-10057-7, pp. 545–546.
Flavius Afranius Syagrius,
and Flavius Eucherius
| Consul of the Roman Empire
with Flavius Claudius Antonius
Flavius Merobaudes II,
and Flavius Saturninus
| Praefectus urbi of Rome