Person:Athalaric (1)

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Athalaric _____
b.516
d.2 Oct 534
  1. Athalaric _____516 - 534
  2. Matasuntha _____
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Name Athalaric _____
Gender Male
Birth[1] 516
Death[1] 2 Oct 534
Reference Number? Q110895?


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Athalaric (5162 October 534) was the King of the Ostrogoths in Italy between 526 and 534. He was a son of Eutharic and Amalasuntha, the youngest daughter of Theoderic the Great, whom Athalaric succeeded as king in 526.

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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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Athalaric, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.