Battle of Asfeld

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Battle of Asfeld
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Alboin, son of King Audoin
Alboin slew Thorismund in single combat during the battle [1]
Date 552
Location Asfeld?, Pannonia Secunda
Result Decisive Lombard victory
Belligerents
State of the Lombards Kingdom of the Gepids
Commanders and leaders
King Audoin
Prince Alboin
[2][3]
King Thorisind
Prince Thorismund 
[2][3]
Casualties and losses
Unknown Heavy[3]

The Battle of Asfeld was fought in 552 between the State of the Lombards and the Kingdom of the Gepids. The Lombards, led by King Audoin, were victorious, and, Thorismund, the son of King Thorisind, was slain in the battle.

Lombard and Gepid states around 526 AD

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Grube, August Wilhelm (1861). Charakterbilder aus der geschichte und sage. Leipzig. 
  2. ^ a b Hodgkin, Thomas (1916). Italy and her invaders, Volume 5. Oxford. 
  3. ^ a b c Klopp, Onno (1851). Geschichten, charakteristische Züge und Sagen der deutschen Volksstämme. Leipzig.