Silvius

Roman - First king of Alba Longa. Grandson of Aeneas, some say. Son of Ascanius. Brother of Iulus. Father of Brutus. He usurped the throne of his brother, Iulus. It had been prophesied that Brutus would kill both his parents. His mother, a cousin of Silvius, died after three days in labour when the boy was born and, when he was fifteen, Brutus accidentally shot and killed Silvius when they were out hunting. Brutus was banished and sailed with a group of Trojans to Britain. In some accounts, Silvius was the son of Aeneas and Lavinia. Referred to as Silvius, Sylvius or Sylvius.

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