Austrigusa of the Gepids

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Also Known As: "Austigusa", "Austrecuse", "Austreusa", "Austricuse", "Austrigosa", "Austrigusa", "Austrisa", "Ostrogotha", "Austrigusa of the Gepidae", "Gepidae Ostrogoths"
Immediate Family:

Wife of Waccho, king of the Lombards
Mother of Wisigarda of the Lombards and Waldrada of the Lombards

Occupation: Queen of the Lombards, Prinses van Gepidea
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About Austrigusa of the Gepids

Austrigusa was a Gepid princess, but her father is unknown. The power struggles among the leading Gepid families make it difficult to speculate about her father. She might have been a daughter of Elemund, who ruled the Gepids 535-548. Alternatively, she might have been a sister (or perhaps daughter) of Thurisind, who overthrew Elemund's son and ruled 548-circa 560.

Waccho probably married her for political advantage. If so, the date of their marriage (512) might indicate she was the daughter of an earlier ruler. She could have been a granddaughter of Ardaric (died circa 460) or a daughter of Trasericus (fl. 505) or of Mundonus.

Her name, Austrigusa, suggests she might have had a maternal connection to the Ostrogoths.

Om Austrigusa of the Gepids (Norsk)

Austrigusa, Gepid prinsesse

Austrigusa var en Gepid prinsesse. Maktkamper blant de ledende Gepid familiene gjør det vanskelig å spekulere om hvem som var hennes far. Hun kan ha vært en datter av Elemund, som styrte gepiderne 535-548.

Waccho giftet seg trolig henne for å få en politiske fordel. Hvis ja, kan datoen for ekteskapet (512) tyde hun var datter av en tidligere hersker.

Hennes navn, Austrigusa, antyder hun kan ha hatt en morsrolle blant østgoterne.