Siege of Pavia (569–72)

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Siege of Ticinum
Part of the Germanic Wars
Alboin's entrance into Pavia.jpg
Modern depiction of Alboin's entry into the city
Date 569–572 CE
Location Pavia,  Italy
Result Decisive Germanic victory, Lombards establish a kingdom in Italy
Belligerents
Lombards
Bavarians
Gepids
Saxons
Byzantine Empire
Commanders and leaders
Alboin

The Siege of Pavia was a siege in 569–572 CE. The Lombards invaded Italy in 568, but Ticinum (modern Pavia) held out until 572. After its fall, the Lombards made it the capital of the Kingdom of the Lombards.

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Coordinates: 45°10′52″N 9°09′14″E / 45.18111°N 9.15389°E / 45.18111; 9.15389