Battle of Vézeronce
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|Battle of Vézeronce|
|Burgundian Kingdom||Frankish Kingdom under Merovingians
|Commanders and leaders|
Theodoric the Great
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Vézeronce took place on June 25, 524 near Vézeronce-Curtin (then Veseruntia) in Isère, France. This battle was part of an invasion of Burgundy initiated by the four successors of the Frankish king Clovis I: Childebert I, Chlodomer, Chlothar I, and Theuderic I.
The previous Burgundian king Sigismund had been executed by the Franks, and was succeeded by his brother Godomar. Godomar lead the Burgundian army and inflicted a severe defeat on the Franks, with Chlodomer killed during the fighting. However, the defeat of the Franks was only temporary and the kingdom was lost to the Merovingians within a decade.
A helmet was found in the peat marsh of Saint-Didier, to the north of the battle site in 1871 and is conserved in the Musée dauphinois, Grenoble. The helmet is of Byzantine craftsmanship and was probably that of a Frankish chieftain.
- Collections Archéologie at the Musée dauphinois website.
- The Conversion of Clovis at the Encyclopædia Britannica website.
- Kortum 2010, p. 127.
- Kortum, Han-Henning (2010). "Merovingian Franks". In Rogers, Clifford J. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology. Vol. 1. Oxford University Press.