Pharamond is said to have been the first king of France, ruling the country in the early fifth century. He is the son of Marcomir, and the father of Clodion.

In the Arthurian romances he is a knight of the Round Table.

The novel Pharamond, ou l'Histoire de France by Gaultier de Coste La Calprenède was first published in 1661. He is also mentioned in Gargantua and his son Pantagruel (book II, ch. 2.XXIII) by Rabelais.



  • Cooper, J.C., ed. (1997). Brewer's Book of Myth and Legend. Oxford: Helicon Publishing Ltd.