Aeneas King of Latium 
- Born: 1245 B.C.
- Marriage: Creusa 
- Died: 1175 B.C. at age 70
In the Aeneid of VERGIL, Aeneas was the Trojan hero whose descendants founded Rome. When th e Greeks destroyed Troy, many survivors fled the burning city. Among the refugees were Aeneas, his wife and small son, and his aged father, ANCHISES. His wi fe was lost in the confusion, but Aeneas, leading his son and carrying his aged father on his back, made his way to safety. With a band of fugitives Aeneas set sail to find a new beginning but was shipwrecked at Carthage, where he stayed with Queen DIDO. The Aeneid describes the wanderings of the Trojans who after many adventures finally reached the shores of Italy According to legend, Rome was founded by descendants of AENEAS, a Trojan who fled to Italy after the fall of Troy. Two of those descendants were ROMULUS AND REMUS, twin brothers who were abandoned at birth and suckled by a bitch wolf. The brothe rs founded a town on the Palatine, one of the seven hills of Rome, and ruled it jointly for a while. They eventually quarreled, and Romulus killed his brother, becoming the sole ruler. According to tradition, Rome was founded on Apr. 21, 753 BC; the ancient Romans celebrated the anniversary of that day, and it is still a national holiday in Italy
Title: The Historium Britonum Publication: c. 835 A.D.
The circumstances of Aeneas' death are uncertain. Some affirm that Aeneas disappeared during a battle against the army of Mezentius (an ally of his enemy Turnus), but others say that he died in Thrace without ever reaching Italy, or that he, after having settled his people in Italy, returned home and became king of Troy , leaving the kingdom, after his death, to his son Ascanius 2.
It is also told that Aphrodite asked Zeus to make Aeneas immortal, and as Zeus granted her request, the river god Numicius washed away all of Aeneas' mortal part, and Aphrodite anointed him with Nectar and Ambrosia, making him a god, whom the people later worshipped under the name of Indiges.
Aeneas married Creusa  [MRIN: 551616589], daughter of Priam of Troy High King of Troy  and Hecuba Phrygia . (Creusa  was born in 1260 B.C..)