Audoin

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For the Frankish bishop, see Audoin (bishop).
Audoin
King of the Lombards
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Reign 546–560
Predecessor Walthari
Successor Alboin
Consort to Rodelinda
Royal house Gausi

Alduin, Auduin, or Audoin was king of the Lombards from 546 to 560. Under him the Lombards became fœderati of the Byzantines (541), signing a treaty with Justinian I which gave them power in Pannonia and the north. Beginning in 551, Audoin was obliged to send troops to serve Narses in Italy in the Gothic War against the Ostrogoths. The next year (552), he sent over 5,000 men to defeat the Goths on the slopes of Vesuvius. He died in 563 or 565 and was succeeded by his son, Alboin, who brought the Lombards into Italia.

He married Rodelinda, the daughter of Amalaberga and Hermanfrid, king of the Thuringii.[1]

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Waltari
King of the Lombards
546–560
Succeeded by
Alboin

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "German Tribes org Lombard Kings". GermanTribes.org. Archived from the original on 2010-07-18. Retrieved 2010-07-18.