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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Theodegotho (Ostogotho) (Ariadne) Of The Ostrogoths: Birth: 478 in Ravenna, Italy.

  2. Amalasuntha Queen Of Italy: Birth: Abt 500. Death: 535

  3. Amalasuintha (Regent Queen Of The Ostrogoths) : Death: 535 in Bolsena, Italy


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Thiudigotho (Theudicote) (Arevagni) (Princess Of The Ostrogoths) : Birth: 470 in Moesia.


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Amalasuntha : Death: 535


Family
Children:
  1. Ostrogotho Ariagni : Birth: in Moesia. Death: Abt 520


Notes
a. Note:   KING OF THE VISIGOTHS; KING OF ITALY 493-526 Theodoric the Great (454-526) was king of the Ostrogoths (488-526) and ruler of Italy (493-526). Theodoric (Gothic Thiudareiks, meaning "King of the People") was born in 454, a year after the Ostrogoths had thrown off nearly a century of domination by the Huns. The son of the King Thiudimir, Theodoric went to Constantinople as a young boy, as a hostage to secure the Ostrogoths' compliance with a treaty Thiudimir had concluded with the Byzantine Empire. He lived at the court of Constantinople for many years and learned a great deal about Roman government and military tactics, which served him well when he became ruler of his people. Treated with favor by the Emperors Leo I and Zeno, he became Magister militum (or Master of Soldiers) in 483 and one year later he became consul. He afterwards returned to live among the Ostrogoths when he was in his early twenties, and became their king in 488. At the time, the Ostrogoths were settled in Byzantine territory as foederati (allies) of the Romans, but were becoming restless and increasingly difficult for Zeno to manage. Not long after Theodoric became king, the two men worked out an arrangement beneficial to both sides. The Ostrogoths needed a place to live, and Zeno was having serious problems with Odoacer, the King of Italy who had overthrown the western Roman Empire in 476. Ostensibly a viceroy for Zeno, Odoacer was menacing Byzantine territory and not respecting the rights of Roman citizens in Italy. At Zeno's encouragement, Theodoric invaded Odoacer's kingdom. Theodoric came with his army to Italy in 488, where he won the battles at the Isonzo and at Milan in 489 and at the Adda in 490. In 493 he took Ravenna. Odoacer surrendered and was killed by Theodoric himself. Like Odoacer, Theodoric was technically only a viceroy for the emperor in Constantinople. In reality, he was able to avoid imperial supervision, and dealings between the emperor and Theodoric were as equals. However, unlike Odoacer, Theodoric respected the agreement he had made and allowed Roman citizens within his kingdom to be subject to Roman law and the Roman judicial system. The Goths, meanwhile, lived under their own laws and customs. Theodoric the Great was allied with the Franks by his marriage to Audofleda, sister of Clovis I, and with the Visigoths, Vandals and Burgundian kings. Clovis I's ambitions to also rule over the Goths brought on intermittent warfare between 506 and 523. For much of his reign, Theodoric was technically king of the Visigoths as well, becoming regent for an infant Visigothic king around 505. The Franks were able to wrest control of Aquitaine from the Visigoths in 507, but otherwise, Theodoric was able to defeat their incursions. Theodoric also stopped the Vandals from raiding his territories by threatening the weak Vandal king Thrasamund with invasion. Theodoric was of Arian faith. At the end of his reign quarrels arose with his Roman subjects and the Byzantine emperor Justin I over the Arianism issue. Relations between the two nations deteriorated, although Theodoric's ability dissuaded the Byzantines from waging war against him. After his death, that reluctance faded quickly. Theodoric the Great was interred in Ravenna. His tomb is one of the finest monuments in Ravenna. After his death his daughter Amalasuntha reigned as regent for Theodoric's grandson Athalaric. RESEARCH NOTES: 494-526: King of Ostrogoths [Ref: Settipani RomSen p430] 475-526: King of the Ostrogoths of Italy [Ref: Houdry CharlAnc] 489-526: King of Ostrogoths [Ref: Tapsell Dynasties p237] educated in Constantinople from age of 8 to 18 [Ref: Amory Ostrogoths p456] spent his youth and early manhood in Thrace and Moesia [Ref: Amory Ostrogoths p456] 506: expressed his own title in his letter to the senate as "Flavius Theodericus rex" [Ref: Amory Ostrogoths p455] an Arian, who tolerated and respected Catholicism, a combination unusual enough to convince a Syriac monophysite source that he converted to Catholicism on his deathbed; however the story can't be true or an Italian catholic source would mention it [Ref: Amory Ostrogoths p456] Patron of the Arian church at Ravenna, buiding and decorating churches there [Ref: Amory Ostrogoths p456]
b. Note:   BI20743
Note:   Sources for this Information: date: abt 454 [Ref: Houdry CharlAnc] abt 457 [Ref: Amory Ostrogoths p486], parents: [Ref: Amory Ostrogoths p486, Burns Ostrogoths p96, Houdry CharlAnc, Wagner PedigreeProgress #28], father: [Ref: CMH p132]
c. Note:   DI20743
Note:   Sources for this Information: date: [Ref: ES I.1 #1] 30 Aug 526 [Ref: Houdry CharlAnc] 526 [Ref: Amory Ostrogoths p486, ES I #1, Wagner PedigreeProgress #28]
d. Note:   NF14657
Note:   Sources for this Information: date: 493 or shortly thereafter [Ref: Amory Ostrogoths p449] abt 492 [Ref: Houdry CharlAnc, Settipani Capet #1] abt 495 [Ref: Burns Ostrogoths p97] second marriage of Theoderic [Ref: Amory Ostrogoths p486], names: [Ref: CMH p154, ES I.1 #1, Wagner PedigreeProgress #27], child: [Ref: Amory Ostrogoths p448, Amory Ostrogoths p486, Burns Ostrogoths p97, CMH p132, Settipani RomSen p430, Wagner PedigreeProgress #28] Sources with Inaccurate Information: child: Theudigota (#13451) wife of Alaric II King of Visigoths [Ref: Houdry CharlAnc]
e. Note:   NF2953
Note:   Sources for this Information: names: Theoderic the Great & unk first wife [Ref: Amory Ostrogoths p455, Amory Ostrogoths p486], child: [Ref: Amory Ostrogoths p455, Amory Ostrogoths p486, Burns Ostrogoths p97, CMH p132, Houdry CharlAnc, Wagner PedigreeProgress #27, Wagner PedigreeProgress #28]


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