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Aripert [II] dei Longobardi, re dei Longobardi

Also Known As: "Aripert ou Aribert ou Ansprand II de Turin - de Lombardie", "17th King of the Lombards"
Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Turin, (Present Piedmont), Lombard Kingdom (Present Italy)
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Godeperto, king of the Lombards and Ragnetrude of East Anglia
Husband of Theodorada
Father of Petrussa dei Longobardi and Gumbert, Reigning in Exile, Hereditary Prince of the Lombard's
Brother of Raginpert, king of the Lombards

Occupation: Roi, de Lombardie
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About Aripert II, King of the Lombards

Aripert II di Lombardia, King of the Lombards

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aripert_II

Aripert II (also spelled Aribert) was the king of the Lombards from 701 to 712. Duke of Turin and son of King Raginpert, and thus a scion of the Bavarian Dynasty, he was associated with the throne as early as 700. He was removed by Liutpert, who reigned from 700 to 702, with the exception of the year 701, when Raginpert seized the throne. After his father's death, he tried to take the throne, too. He defeated Liutpert and the regent Ansprand's men at Pavia and captured the king, whom he later had strangled in his bath. He seized the capital and forced Ansprand over the Alps. He was firmly in power by 703.

He thence reigned uninterrupted until his death. His reign was a troubled one. In 703, Faroald, duke of Spoleto, attacked the Exarchate of Ravenna, but Aripert refused to assist him, for he wanted good relations with papacy and empire. He tried nevertheless to assert his authority over Spoleto and Benevento in the Mezzogiorno. He nursed friendship with Pope John VI by donating vast tracts of land in the Cottian Alps to the Holy See. This friendship helped him little, for he had many rebellions to deal with and many Slovene raids into Venetia.

In 711, Ansprand, whom he had exiled, returned with a large army from the duke of Bavaria, Theudebert. Many Austrians (the men of Venetia and the east) joined the returning regent and battle was joined by Pavia. Aripert fled to his capital when the tide went against him, but he horded the treasures and tried to cross over into Gaul by night. He drowned in the River Ticino and Ansprand was acclaimed sovereign. He was the last Bavarian to wear the Iron Crown.

Alternate Story

Reginbert 1: King of the Lombards in Italy (r 700).

He was Duke of Turin before succeeding as King. On the death of his cousin, King Cunnincpert I in 700, he rose in rebellion and marched eastward with a strong army and met Ansprand, the guardian of the Boy King Luitpert on the plain of Novara. He defeated Ansprand and his allies and won the crown. However he died three months later, he had two sons- Aripert and Gumbert.

Gumbert, Prince of the Lombard's

Born ca: 665, and died in France in Exile in 700, at an unknown date. On the death of their father in 700, Gumbert's elder brother Aripert II succeeded to the throne, but he had to fight Ansprand and his allies for the throne and Aripert being Victorious, Ansprand fled, leaving his family behind. King Aripert II in revenge , mutilated Ansprand's wife and one of their daughters.

Ansprand returned with an army in 712, and was Victorious, and Aripert II was advised by his supporters to flee to France and raise an army to fight for his throne, however he was drowned crossing the river Tecino.

Gumbert made it successfully to France with his three sons, fearing that Ansparnd would take revenge on his sons, for what his brother Aripert had done to his wife and daughter.

It was his great grandson Manfred III (Matfrid I, von Eifelgau), Comte de Orleans, who in 834 returned to Italy on the request of his nephew, King Lothaire I, King of Italy (Future Emperor).

Broad View

Wikipedia is a great of finding clues and finding alternative sources but a terrible primary resource, of which I hope that the genealogical work on the Lombard's was not solely extracted... So, provided here below is a dash of conflicting data.

Food for thought...

Prologue

Garibald I: duke of Lower Bavaria (584-92). Born ca: 540, and died 592. married to the Princess Waldrade of Waccho I , king of Lombardy (ca:510-540)

She was married twice before, her first husband was King Theudebald I, of Austrasia, and King Clothair I of all Frank, who devorced her soon after their marriage, when she married Gariblad, as her third husband, by whom she had her only children.

We are told by 'Paulus the deacon', the historian of the Lombardians, who was born in 725, tht Waldrade was 'uni ex suis qui dicebatur Garibald', which goes to descibe Garibald I , as being the kinsmen of her two previous husbands. Also the Merovingian Kings Clothair II, and Clovis II, were being described Queen Gundeberga, Garibald's granddaughter as being their Kinswomen. They had a son, Gundwald and two daughters. Teudelinda, married King Authari of the Lombards and on his death in 591, married his successor King Agilulf (591-616), the other daughter married Euin, Duke of Trient.

Gundwald I: Duke of Lower Bavaria (592)

Shortly after succeeding as the Duke of Lower Bavaria, his cousin Tassilo I, duke of Upper Bavaria, attacked him and forced Gundwald to flee to Italy. He went to his sister Teudelinda, who was Queen of King Aripert, was elected King of Lombardy in Italy, on death of his cousin's husband.

Aripert I: King of Lombardy in Italy (r 656-61).

He was elected KING OF THE LOMBARDS,in 656, when his cousin Gundeberba's husband , King Rodoald was assassinated. King Aripert was a Christian of the Catholic faith, he built a Church dedicated to our Saviour, at Pavia. An unnamed daughter, married Grimwald, Duke of Benevento, he also had two sons. Perctarit and Godebert. The brothers ruled as joint Kings, but they soon quarrelled and Godebert called in his brother in law, Duke Grimwald to help hil, Grimwald had him killed.

Godebert I: joint King of Lombards in Italy (r 661-62). He reign jointly with his brother Perctarit., Being assassinated by his brother in law Grimwald, the Duke of Benevento, whom he called for help against his brother Perctarit from Italy, when they had quarrelled in 662 Grimwald then chased Perctarit from Italy and usurped the throne from 662 to 673, when Perctarit returned to the throne and ruled until his death in 689. Godebert had a son named Reginbert.

Reginbert 1: King of the Lombards in Italy (r 700).

He was Duke of Turin before succeeding as King. On the death of his cousin, King Cunnincpert I in 700, he rose in rebellion and marched eastward with a strong army and meet Ansprnad, the guardian of the Boy King Luitpert on the plain of Novara and defeated Ansprand and his allies and won the crown. Howver he dies three months later, he had two sons- Aripert and Gumbert.

Gumbert, Prince of the Lombards

Born ca: 665, and died in France in Exile in 700, at an unknow date. On the death of their father in 700, Gumbert's elder brother Aripert II succeeded to the throne, but he had to fight Anspand and his allies for the throne and Aripert being Victoriious, Ansprnd fled, leaving his family behind. King Aripert II in revenge , mutilated Ansprand's wife and one of their Daughters.

Ansprand returned with an army in 712, and was Victorious, and Aripert II was adviced by his supporters to flee to France and raise an army to fight for his throne, howver he was drowned crossing the river tecino.

Gumbert made it successfully to France with his three sons, he fled to France with his children as he feared that Ansparna would take revenge on his sons, in revenge for what his brother Aripert had done to his wife and daughter.

It was his great grandson Manfred III, Comte de Orleans, who in 834 returned to Italy on the request of his nephew, King Lothaire I, King of Italy (Future Emperor).

We learn from historians of the Lombards, Paulus the deacon, that one of Gumberts sons, Reginbert, became Comte de Orleansin France, the second Manfred became the ancestor of the Manfredingi, Counts of Toule, Metz, Orleans, and Verdun in France, and Manfredingi of Italy , whose descendants finally finished in Sicly and in Malta.

Manfredingi Blood Royal

MANFRED I. Who became the eponym of the MANFREDINGI.

Manfred I: Prince of the Lombards

Born in Italy about 690, and dying in Mainz, a city in West Germany, on the river Rhine in 756. He went to live in the diocese of Magonza and died there.

Married in 713 to the daughter of Pepn II de heristal, Duke of the Franks, and Mayor of the palace of Anastrasia, to the Merovingian Kings. She is given as having been a Carolingian, but that name did not come into being until PepinII, assumed the throne from the Franks, she should really be a 'Pepian'

Manfred II, Prince of Lombards.

Born in Germant about 715, we also are ignorant of what title he held, except that he was a prince of Blood royal. He is given by the Chroniclers of that time as having been of Blood Royal, this blood royal , referred to his descent of the Lombards.

Guagenfred I, Comte de Verdun.

Born in Germany/France about 740, still living about 795. It is not know weather he was created Count of Verdun, or whether he had succeeded to Verdun on the death of his father. As we do know if his father had been Count of Verdun himself, married in 765, Princess Theudelinda, a daughter of Ethelbert II, King of Kent, In 795. he made two donations to the abbey of Gorze.

Manfred III, Comte de Orleans (c 800-34)

Born in Verdun, France ca:770, dying in Italy in 836, succeeded to Orleans on the extinction of the line of Reginbert, the elder brother of Manfred I.

Married about 815 to Princess Theodrada or Hiltrude, one of the young daughters of the Emperor Charlemagne, by his third wife Fastrada, an East Frank. Thus husband and wife were both the great grand childreb of Duke Pepin II.

When the sons of the Emperor Louis I, fought their father, Manfred was a partisian of Louis I, fought their father, Louis was also the King of Italy and took Manfred III with him to Italy, where he was granted large territories in 834. Their sons Alberico, Ethelbert,

When in 834, Manfred III, went to Italy, with his nephew King, and gave up Orleans, and king Louis I, made him Duke of Neustria d'Italia, Duke of Tusia, and Marquis di Valtellina, and Count di Lucca.

Alberic I , Conte di Milan and Seprio (c 845-80)

Born in Orleans and was created Count of Milian and Seprio

Manfredo IV, Conte di Lodi (c 879-96)

Count of the Sacred Palace of Italy (888-96), Marquis of Lombardy and of Biella and Novarese in 878.

Born in Piedmont, Italy and was beheaded for rebellion in 896 by the orders of Emperor Lambert I.

Manfred V, Conte di Lodi

Born in Italy, dying in Piedmont about 975

At the time his father was being beheaded for rebellion, Manfred was blinded, on the orders of the same Emperor Lambert.

Aimone I, Conte di Vercelli (c 950)

He had also received from the Emperor Otto II in 976, Montiglio, Moncucco, Vestigne, Verrua, and part of Moncestrino.

Married and had at least two sons, Uberto and Ariberto. This Ariberto the ancestor of the family Guasco, the Radicata, and others.

Aimone, born in 905, dying after 976.

Uberto I, Conte di Vercelli, Vestigne….

Very little is know about Uberto, apart from his succession.

Obizzo I,. Conte di Vercelli.

Born about 955. As the other territories are not mentioned as forming part of his territories, Obizzo I, must have had other brothers, who received the territories of Vestigne, Verrua, and Moncestino.

Guala I,Conte di Vercelli (c 1055-60)

Born about 990, and died 1060.

His elder brother Uberto II, succeeded their father , as Count of Vercelli and on his death he was succeeded by his son Uberto III, who died without issue. When he was succeeded by his younger Brother Adalberto I, who too died without issue about 1055.

On the death of Adalberto I, his uncle Guala, then succeeded to Vercelli.

Bongiovanni I, Conte di Vercelli (c 1060-95).

Born in Vercelli, Italy about 1025, he succeeded to Vercelli on the death of his father Guala I.

By his unnamed wife, he had a son Guala, who died before him, leaving a two small sons.

On the death of his son , Bongiovanni, dismembered the lands of Lavino, Riseria, and Cassina della Valo from his demesne, to create a separate Lordship for his younger grandson, which were to be inherited on his death. These lands were adjoining of Vercelli, where the River Vassalla, crosses.

Auberto I, 1st Signor di Lavino, Riseria and Cassina della Valo, on the outshirts of Vercelli itself.. He succeeded to the lordship , on the death of his grandfather, Count Bongiovanni I about 1090. His elder brother succeeded to the Countship of Vercelli, and its lands. In 1127, Bongivanni II, exchanged the rule of count for the Adovacy of the Church of Vercelli, by agreement he had made with the Bishop Ardizzone of Vercelli, and adopted the family name of Avogadro.

Auberto I'detto Vassallo' he had been given the nickname of Vassallo, and Vassallo came into being as the family name of the Lords of Lavino, Riseria and Cassino della Valo.

Vassallo de Vassallo, 2nd Signor…..

Succeeded as Signor on the death of his father, not much else is know

Auberto II de Vassallo, 3rd Signor

Born in Vercelli, about 1145, and married and had issue, Rejnerius, Filippo , Antonio, and Vassallo.

The eldest son was Vassallo.

Vassallo de Vassallo, 4th signor

Born in Vercelli about 1175, and succeeded to the lorship on the death of his father , had several sons, Antonio, Giacomo and Vassallo.

Giacomo de Vassallo,

Born about 1210 in Vercelli, his elder brother succeeded as the 5th Signor , his great great great great Grandson, Lord Girolamo Vassallo, sold most of the Lordship to purchase the lordship of Favris and its castle in the early part of 1577, and in the month of December 1577, the Emperor created HIM Count of Favria. However , on the death of his grandson COUNT Carlo Girolamo, the Countship of Favria passed to his daughter Francesc Faustina, who married Francesco Birago, Marchese di Roccaglione, on 12 June 1666, and the Countship passed out of the Vassallo family

Giacomo had two sons, Roberto and Giacomo, who were born in Sicily, Giacomo settled in the island of Sicily about 1235.

History of the Langobards- by Paul, the Deacon, ca. 720-799?; Foulke, William Dudley, 1848-1935

PAULUS DIACONUS (c. 720 - 800 A.D.)- HISTORIA LANGOBARDORUM- HISTORIA ROMANA

PAULUS DIACONUS (c. 720 - 800 A.D.)- HISTORIA LANGOBARDORUM- HISTORIA ROMANA- PDF Download

From the Genealogical tables kindly provided by the Director of the 'Archivio di Stao di Vercelli', from the Microfilm of the work of T.Arborio Mella, "Genealogie di Antiche Famiglie Vercellesi, Biellesi e di Piemontesi", Proof of Nobility of Fra. Carlo Guiseppe Bernezzo-Vassallo, A.O.M.4030, (1708); and the work of Professor Ferdinand Gabotto., Vittorio Spreti, G.Crollolanza, Muscia, and other Italian works on the pedigree of the Family name Vassallo, ca 1127-1130, at Vercelli, to Sicily and Malta.

Alternate Genealogy

1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.3. Godebert, Joint 10th King of Lombardy, (r. 661-62), Assassinated by his brother in-Law., married HH, Princess Ragnatrade of East Anglia, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.3.1. Reginbert I, Duca di Turin, 16th King of the Lombards, (r. 700), married with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.3.1.1. Aripert II, 17th King of Lombardy. (r.700-712)., with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.3.1.1.1. HH, Prince Gumbert of Lombardy, Hereditary Prince of Lombardy, (665-700 in France)., married with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.1. HH, Prince Reginbert of Lombardy, Cr: Comte de Orleans., his line become extinct c. 800.

1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.2. HH, Prince Manfred I of Lombardy, (690-756) Cr: Conte de Toul., married 713 to the daughter of Pepin II, Duke of the Franks, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.2.1. HH, Prince Manfred II of Lombardy, (715-), Comte de Verdum, with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.2.1.1. HH, Prince Guagenfred I of Lombardy, (740-95), Comte de Verdum, married 765 to HH, Princess Theudelinda of Kent, daughter of King Ethelbert II., with issue.

1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.3.1.1.1.2.1.1.1. HH, Prince Manfred III of Lombardy, Comte de Orleans, Resigned Orleans and Become Duca di Neustria d’Italia, Duca di Tuscia, etc. (770-836), married 815 to HIH, Princess Theodrada of the Franks, daughter of Emperor Charlemagne., with issue.

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Aripert II, King of the Lombards's Timeline

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Turin, (Present Piedmont), Lombard Kingdom (Present Italy)
660
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Age 20
Lombardy, Italy
665
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Age 25
712
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Age 72
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