KubratKubrat (also Kurt, Kovrat, Kobrat, Kuvrat, Kubert, Korbat, Khudbard, Kuvarog, Krovat Kurbat and even Bashtu) of the house of Dulo, Dub or Duba and son of Balt-Avar Alburi. Of Avar Paternal line and Bulgar Maternal line he was endorsed by Khan Sibir as the first king of Onogur, the 2nd Avar dynasty. Under his & his son's (Bayan 3) rule the realm of Avaria grew to stretch from the Danube to the Volga.
In 619CE he arrived as a hostage in Constantinople and was soon baptized. His maternal Uncle Organa (Organ/Ornag) acted as regent over his tribe the Unogundur until he came of age. During his reign peace was established with Byzanteum as a result of his respect for Byzanteen culture. He was Buried near Poltava (from Balt-Avar meaning Chief of Avars) and his Kurgan was excavated in 1912.
After his death Bezmer (also called Bezmes Bayan and Batbayan) inherited his rule, but soon other "sons" led different factions of his once great empire in secession. First one known only as Kotrag after the tribes he led moved up the Volga to found the state of Great Bolgary. Then Ultzindur or Balkor led a rebel Kuber tribe into pannonia only to break away and move south. Atilkese, moved southwest from the Ukraine with his horde to join these Bulgars south of the Danube and eventually founded the state of Bulgaria there. Emnetzur, who was based in Pannonia sought refuge from the ensuing chaos for his Altsikurs in the west with the Lombards.
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