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WACCHON, King of the Lombards
WACCHON, King of the Lombards. (Waccho-S1)(Wacho-S1,S3)(Waldchis-S3).
Possibly the son of ZUCHILON, Prince of Lombardia.
He was the son of Unichis. (S3).
He was king of the Lombards from about 510 to 540. (S1). He was king of the Lombards before they entered Italy from an unknown date (perhaps circa 510) until his death in 539. (S3).
Wacho usurped the throne by assassinating (or having assassinated) his uncle, King Tato (again, probably around 510). Tato's son Ildchis fought with him and fled to the Gepids where he died. (S3).
He married (1) Radegund, daughter of Bisinus, King of the Thuringi. (S3).
He married (2) (Ostrogotha-S1)(Austricuse-S1)(Austrigusa-S1,S2,S3), Princess of the Gepids, in 512. (S2).
He married (3) Silinga, a Heruli, mother of Waltari. (S3).
Wacho had good relations with the Franks. (S3).
Wacho died in 539. According to some historians (Josef Poulík), he was buried on Žurán hill, but this is not certain. (S3).
OSTROGOTHA, princess of the Gepids. (Austricuse)(Austrigusa-S2).
Daughter of ELEMUND, King of the Gepids.
Austrigusa, a Gepid possibly named after her maternal descent from Ostrogothic rulers. Austrigusa was the mother of two daughters: Wisigarda and Waldrada. (S3).
CHILDREN of WACCHON, King of the Lombards, and Aistrogisa:
- WALDRADA of Lombardia. [Walderada]. Born in 530 or 535. She married (1) GARIBALD I, Duke of Bavaria about 555-590, (born circa 525, died circa 590), and became Queen of Austrasia about 550-555. She married (2) THEODEBALD, King of Austrasia [Theobaud, Theobald], in 547 (born circa 534, died 555). [S3 says she who married (1) Theudebald of Austrasia, (2) Chlothar I, King of the Franks, and (3) Garibald I of Bavaria.
- Wisigarda. Wisigarda married (1) Theudebert I of Austrasia.
- [S1]. http://www.mythopedia.info/ancestry-charlemagne.htm
- [S2]. Elemund. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elemund. Accessed 20150910.
- [S3]. Wacho. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wacho. Accessed 20150920. QUOTES as source: Origo Gentis Langobardorum, a short 7th-century, Latin account of the founding of the Lombard people.