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According to Procopius the Lombards were subject to the Heruli at this time and paid tribute. In 508 he fought with king Rodulf of the Heruli who was slain. It was a devastating blow to the Heruli and augmented the power of the Lombards. Paul the Deacon gives an interesting story that the war was caused by Tato's daughter Rumetrada murdering Rodulf's brother.
Tato was murdered by his nephew Wacho (in 510).
- A translation of Historia Langobardorum
- History of the Lombards." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 25 Mar. 2010
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