Person:Theudelinde of Reims (1)

Princess Theudelinde of Reims,
  1. Princess Theudelinde of Reims,525 - 625
  2. Gundoald _____, Duke of AstiAbt 565 - 616
  1. Prince Chrodald of Bavaria586 - 624
  1. Gundeberga _____591 -
  2. Adaloald _____602 - 626
Facts and Events
Name Princess Theudelinde of Reims,
Alt Name[1] Theuelinde _____
Alt Name Theudelinde Bavaria
Alt Name Theodelinda _____
Gender Female
Birth? 525 Asti,Piedmont,,Italy
Alt Birth[2] Abt 570
Death[1] 625 ,Schwaben,Bayern,Germany
Alt Death[2] 628
Reference Number? Q232525?

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Theodelinda, queen of the Lombards, ( 570-628 AD) was the daughter of duke Garibald I of Bavaria.

She was married first in 588 to Authari, king of the Lombards, son of king Cleph. Authari died in 590. Theodelinda was allowed to pick Agilulf as her next husband and Authari's successor in 591. She thereafter exerted much influence in restoring Nicene Christianity to a position of primacy in Italy against its rival, Arian Christianity.

After the conversion of Agilulf to the Catholic faith, she started building churches in Lombardy and Tuscany, among them the cathedral of Monza and the first Baptistery of Florence. They were all dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.

The famous treasure of Monza contains the Iron Crown of Lombardy and the theca persica, enclosing a text from the Gospel of John, sent by Pope Gregory I (590-604) to her for her son Adaloald. Another of the gifts of this pope to the Lombard queen was a cruciform encolpion (reliquary) containing a portion of the True Cross. The history of the queen and her connection with the famous Iron Crown of Lombardy are narrated in the frescoes painted in the Theodelinda Chapel in the Monza Cathedral, work by Ambrogio and Gregorio Zavattari (1444).

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Theodelinda, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.