Godomar II

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Godomar II (or Gundomar), son of king Gundobad, was king of Burgundy. He ruled Burgundy after his elder brother's death in 524 until 534.

Both he and his brother Sigismund of Burgundy were defeated in battle by Clovis' sons. Godomar fled and Sigismund was taken prisoner by Chlodomer, King of Orléans. Godomar then rallied the Burgundian army. With this army, he regained his territory. Meanwhile, Chlodomer ordered the death of Sigismund and marched with his brother Theuderic I, King of Metz, on Burgundy in 524. Godomar and his army fled, but Godomar was pursued. In 534, the Franks killed Godomar and took over the country of Burgundy.

References[edit]

  • Reinhold Kaiser: The Burgundians. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2004, ISBN 3-17-016205-5
Preceded by
Sigismund
King of Burgundy
524–534
Succeeded by
Childebert I, Clotaire I and Theodebert I