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]
Date552 CE
Result Decisive Lombard victory
Lombards Gepids
Commanders and leaders
King Audoin
Prince Alboin
King Thorisind
Prince Thorismund 
Casualties and losses
Unknown Heavy[3]

The Battle of Asfeld was fought in 552 between the Lombards and the Gepids. The Lombards, led by King Audoin (with the help of his brother-in-law Amalafrid[4]), were victorious, and, Turismod, the son of King Thorisind, was slain in the battle.

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  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.
  4. ^ Wolfram, Herwig. The Roman Empire and Its Germanic Peoples. University of California Press, 1997, p. 283. ISBN 0520085116