Athalaric, King of the Ostrogoths

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Athalaric of the Ostrogoths

Birthplace: Italy
Death: October 02, 534 (18)
Immediate Family:

Son of Flavius Eutharicus Cilliga, Consul of Rome and Amalasuintha, Queen of Italy
Husband of Clothilde
Father of Clothilde of the Ostrogoths
Brother of Matasuentha of the Ostrogoths

Occupation: Roi des Ostrogoths, d'Italie, 526, roi des ostrogoths d'italie
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About Athalaric, King of the Ostrogoths

Athalaric (516 – 2 October 534) was the King of the Ostrogoths in Italy between 526 and 534. He was a son of Eutharic and Amalasuntha. His maternal grandfather was Theoderic the Great. He succeeded his grandfather as king in 526.[1]

As Athalaric was only ten years old, the regency was assumed by his mother, Amalasuntha. His mother attempted to provide for him an education in the Roman tradition, but the Gothic nobles pressured her to allow them to raise him as they saw fit. As a result, Athalaric drank heavily and indulged in vicious excesses, which ruined his constitution.


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