Ostrogotho of the Ostrogoths (c.475 - c.520) MP

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Nicknames: "Astrogotho (Ostrogotho) Areagni /Amali/", "Ariadne"
Birthplace: Pannonia (present Hungary), Roman Empire
Death: Died
Occupation: Princess d'Ostrogothie
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Ostrogotho of the Ostrogoths

Unattributed summary (please identify who you are - it helps if there is a question later - Ben):

Theodoric was married once.

He had a concubine in Moesia, name unknown, and had two daughters:

Theodegotha (ca. 473 – ?). In 494, she was married to Alaric II as a part of her father's alliance with the Visigoths. Ostrogotha or Arevagni (ca. 475 – ?). In 494 or 496, she was married to the king Sigismund of Burgundy as a part of her father's alliance with the Burgundians. Married to Audofleda in 493 and had one daughter:

Amalasuntha, Queen of the Goths. She was married to Eutharic and had two children: Athalaric and Matasuentha (the latter being married to Witiges first, then, after Witiges' death, married to Germanus Justinus, neither had children). Any hope for a reconciliation between the Goths and the Romans in the person of a Gotho-Roman Emperor from this family lineage was shattered.

After his death in Ravenna in 526, Theodoric was succeeded by his grandson Athalaric. Athalaric was at first represented by his mother Amalasuntha, who was a regent queen from 526 until 534. The kingdom of the Ostrogoths, however, began to wane and was conquered by Justinian I starting after the rebellion of 535 and finally ending in 553 with the Battle of Mons Lactarius.

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Ben M. Angel's summary:

Argotta has apparently been identified as Ostrogotha, daughter of Theodoric the Great and an unknown woman from Moesia (present southern Romania).

From: http://www.third-millennium-library.com/readinghall/GalleryofHistory/ATTILA/45.html

"With these views Alberon married Argotta daughter of Theodemir king of the Goths, formed a strict alliance with the Goths, Vandals, Bohems, and Ostrogoths, and by their aid recovered possession of Arduenna, Lower Alsatia, Brabantia, Cameracum, and Turnacum, and obtained the title of Rex Cameracensis. His chief residence however was in the Nemus Carbonarium, a part of the forest of Ardennes, where he sacrificed to idols and fortified Mons Hannoniae (Mons in Hainault), as an asylum against the malice of Meroveus. Argotta bore him Wambert, who married a daughter of the emperor Zeno."

(No sources to back this at present, even though it's written well... would advise its use only as guidance for now in the search for sourced information.) -------------------- FMG: Illegitimate daughter of Theodoric "the Great" King of the Goths in Italy & his concubin.

Gregory of Tours refers to the first wife of Sigismond as the daughter of Theodoric King of Italy, but does not name her [Gregory of Tours III.5, p. 165.].  Iordanes names "unam…Thiudigoto et aliam Ostrogotho" as the two daughters of Theodoric born "ex concubina…in Moesia" before his marriage to Audofledis, specifying that they came to Italy and were married "unam Alarico Vesegotharum et aliam Sigismundo Burgundzonorum” [Iordanes Getarum, MGH Auct. ant. V.1, p. 131.].  Her father arranged her marriage as part of his negotiations for an alliance with the Burgundians.  According to Settipani [Settipani (1993), p. 61, footnote 97.], this marriage took place soon after Theoderic arrived in Italy.  Wolfram suggests [Wolfram (1998), p. 311.] that Theodoric's alliance with the Burgundians was settled in 496.

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Ostrogotho, daughter of Theodoric the Great's Timeline

475
475
Pannonia (present Hungary), Roman Empire
489
489
Age 14
Italy
495
495
Age 20
Vienne, (Present département de l'Isère), Viennensis (Present région Rhône-Alpes), Royaume des Burgondes (within present France)
520
520
Age 45
624
624
Age 45
France
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