Trebeta was the legendary founder of Trier
Trier, historically called in English Treves is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle. It is the oldest city in Germany, founded in or before 16 BC....

 according to the Gesta Treverorum
Gesta Treverorum
The Gesta Treverorum is a collection of histories, legends, wars, records of the Archbishops of Trier, writings of the Popes, and other records that were collected by the monks of the St. Matthias Abbey in Trier. It was begun in the 12th century and was continued until 1794 when the Archbishopric...

. He was the son of Ninus
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, King of Assyria
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, by a wife prior to his marriage to Queen Semiramis
The real and historical Shammuramat , was the Assyrian queen of Shamshi-Adad V , King of Assyria and ruler of the Neo Assyrian Empire, and its regent for four years until her son Adad-nirari III came of age....

. His stepmother Semiramis despised him, and when she took over the kingdom after the death of his father Ninus, Trebeta left Assyria and went to Europe. After wandering for a time, he led a group of colonizers to settle at Trier in what is now Germany
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 around 2000 BC. Trebeta is also reputed to have been at Strasbourg
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, France
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. Upon his death, his body was cremated on Petrisberg by the people of Trier.
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