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.... of Gausus, of the Lombards

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Husband of Ménia, a Lombard
Father of Audoin, king of the Lombards

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About a Lombard of the family of Gausus

NOT a known king of the Lombards
NOT a known son of Zucchilon, king of the Lombards
NOT a known BRO of Waccho, king of the Lombards
NOT born in Lombardy, Italy: the Lombards invaded Italy in 568 and founded the Lombard-Italian Empire.

PLZ source for: "general" for the Ostrogoths

NOT the 1st husband of Ménia :
His name is given as Bysinus, Bessinus or Bissinus in Frankish sources,
and as Pissa, Pisen, Fisud or Fisut in Lombard ones.[1]

Menia war die Gattin des ersten namentlich bekannten Thüringerkönigs Bisin (oder Basin).[2] Mit ihm hatte sie drei namentlich bekannte Söhne, Herminafried, Berthachar und Baderich, die nach dem Tod ihres Vaters das Reich unter sich aufteilten, sowie eine Tochter, Raicunda,[2] die um 510 den lethingischen Langobardenkönig Wacho heiratete, aber bald darauf starb und kinderlos blieb.[2] Menia ging, wohl nach dem Tod Bisins, zusammen mit ihrer Tochter in Wachos Langobardenreich an der mittleren Donau und heiratete dort etwa um 510 in zweiter Ehe einen Langobarden aus Gausus’ Geschlecht. Aus dieser Ehe ging Audoin hervor, der spätere König des pannonischen Langobardenreichs an der unteren Donau.[3] Unter Audoins Sohn Alboin fielen die Langobarden im Jahr 568 in Italien ein und begründeten das italienische Langobardenreich.


[---] . King of the Pissa.

m MENIA ---. The Historia Langobardorum names "mater…Audoin…Menia uxor fuit Pissæ regis"[149]. This wording suggests that "Pissæ regis" was not the father of Audoin, presumably Menia's second husband. It is assumed that "Pissæ" indicates that he was king of a tribe of that name.

his wife had one child: 
  • 1. AUDOIN (-in Pannonia 560). ... ... ... ....
    m firstly RODELINDA [Roddenda], daughter of ---. ... ...
    m secondly --- of the Thuringians, daughter of HERMINAFRID King of the Thuringians & his wife Amalaberga the Ostrogoth. ... ...
    King Audoin & his first wife had [two] children:

By a relationship with an unnamed man of the Gausian family—a Gausus, perhaps a Geat, according to the Historia Langobardorum—she was the mother of Audoin, king of the Lombards from 546.[1]

Menia went, probably after Bisin's death, together with her daughter to Wacho's Lombard kingdom on the central Danubeand married there around 510 in her second marriage to a Lombard from Gausus' family. From this marriage came Audoin

After the death of her husband Bizin, she went with her daughter Radegunda to the Lombard Kingdom of Waho on the middle Danube, and around 510 she married for the second time a Lombard with an unknown name of the Gaussian family (Gauss). From this marriage she has a son: Audoin († ca. 560),

Menia herself married a second time to an unknown by name member of the noble Lombard family of Gauza.


Om a Lombard of the family of Gausus (Norsk)

Kongen av Pissa.

m gift med Menia moren til Audoin --.Historia Langobardorum Codicis Gothani 5, MGH SS rer Lang I, p. 9".

"mater... Audoin... Menia uxor fuit Pissæ regis.

"Denne ordlyden antyder at "Pissæ regis" ikke var far til Audoin, antagelig Menias andre ektemann. Det antas at "Pissæ" viser at han var konge av en stamme av navnet.