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Encyclopedia > Early kings of the Lombards

The Migration period kings of the Lombards, some of them doubtlessly legendary, are listed in the 7th century Origo Gentis Langobardorum. The Lethings were an early dynasty of the from the time of Lethuc. The last ruling descendant of Lethuc was Tato, toppled by Wacho, whose son was in turn displaced by Audoin of the family of the Gausi. Human migration denotes any movement of groups of people from one locality to another, rather than of individual wanderers. ... The Lombards (Latin Langobardi, from which the alternative name Longobards found in older English texts), were a Germanic people originally from Scandinavia that entered the late Roman Empire. ... // Overview Events The Roman-Persian Wars end. ... The Origo Gentis Langobardorum is a short 7th century text, detailing a legend of the origin of the Lombards, and their history up to the rule of Perctarit (672–688). ... Wacho or Waccho was king of the Lombards before they entered Italy from an unknown date (perhaps circa 510) until his death in 539. ... Alduin or Audoin was king of the Lombards from 539 or 546 to 563 or 565. ...


Before Lethuc (partly legendary rulers)

  • Agelmund
  • Lamissio
  • Ybor and Agio, together with their mother Gambara, led the emigration from Scandinavia
  • Agilmund son of Agion
  • Laiamicho

Lething Kings

  • Lethuc (ca. 400) ruled for some 40 years.
  • Aldihoc (mid 5th century)
  • Godehoc (480s), led the Lombards into Austria
  • Claffo (ca. 500)
  • Tato (early 6th century) , the first ruler attested independently of Lombard tradidion
  • Wacho son of Unichus (d.539), usurped Tato, Ildichus son of Tato died in exile.
  • Waltari son of Wacho (539 - 546); Farigaidus, the last of the Lethings, lived at the time of Waltari, but didn't rule. Waltari was a child ruler, nominally ruling for seven years, but the rule was administered by Audion, who killed Waltari before he could exert the rule himself.

Gausian Kings Events First invasion of Italy by Alaric (probable date). ... Centuries: 4th century - 5th century - 6th century Decades: 430s - 440s - 450s - 460s - 470s - 480s - 490s - 500s - 510s - 520s - 530s Years: 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 Events 481 - Clovis I becomes king of the Franks upon the death of Childeric I (or 482) 481 - Baekje... Tato was the first king of the Lombards. ... Wacho or Waccho was king of the Lombards before they entered Italy from an unknown date (perhaps circa 510) until his death in 539. ... Events November 29 - Antioch struck by an earthquake. ... Waltari son of Wacho from his third wife Silinga, was a king of the Lombards from ca. ... Events November 29 - Antioch struck by an earthquake. ... Events The Ostrogoths under Totila retake Rome from the Byzantine Empire. ...

Alduin or Audoin was king of the Lombards from 539 or 546 to 563 or 565. ... Events The Ostrogoths under Totila retake Rome from the Byzantine Empire. ... Events January 22 - Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus. ... Position of the Roman province of Pannonia Pannonia is an ancient country bounded north and east by the Danube, conterminous westward with Noricum and upper Italy, and southward with Dalmatia and upper Moesia. ... Alboin (d. ... Events January 22 - Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus. ... Events Emperor Bidatsu ascends the throne of Japan. ... Cleph or Clef (in Italian, Clefi) was king of the Lombards from 572 or 573 to 574 or 575. ... Events A young monk is ordained. ... Events Emperor Justin II retires, choosing Tiberius II Constantine as his heir. ... Authari was the king of the Lombards. ...

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