The Lethings were the kings of the Lombards from the time of their origins to the death of king Alboin who lead them over the Alps into Italy. 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. ... Alboin (d. ... The West face of the Petit Dru above the Chamonix valley near the Mer de Glace. ...
Category: European history stubs Tato was the first king of the Lombards. ... Events November 29 - Antioch struck by an earthquake. ... 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. ... Alboin (d. ... Events January 22 - Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus. ... Events Emperor Bidatsu ascends the throne of Japan. ...
During the migrational period, the Lombards had already begun to change their tribal organisation to one led by groups of dukes and counts who commanded bands of warriors bound by kinship, and who in turn were loosely controlled by an acclaimed king.
The previous dynasty had died off, and so the highest ranked Duke of the North became King of the Lombards, in this case it was Ratchis.
The new pope, Adrian I, however, implored the aid of Charlemagne against him, and the marriage of dynasties was dissolved by Charlemagne's repudiation of Gerperga in 771.
Much of European political history was dominated, successively and together, by dynasties such as the Carolingians, the Capetians, the Bourbons, the Habsburgs, the Stuarts, the Hohenzollerns and the Romanovs.
Until the nineteenth century, it was taken for granted that a legitimate function of a monarch was to aggrandize his dynasty, that is, to increase the territory, wealth and power of family members.
A ruler in a dynasty is sometimes referred to as a dynast, but this term is also used to describe any member of a reigning family who retains succession rights to a throne.
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