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Agilulf, king of the Lombards (590–616 CE; Longobards [Lombards]), of the lineage of Anawas (Edictum Rothari, Prologum), was also called Ago (Greg. M. Ep. 4.2). The name shows similarities with the one of ducal Bavarian family Agiolfings, but a relationship seems improbable (Jarnut, 1986, 10–11). Before becoming king, Agilulf titled as duke, perhaps of the town Turin (Gasparri, 1978, 45–46). As king, he succeeded Authari and married his widow Theodelinda (Balzaretti, 1999). In the Chronicles of Fredegar, he became the son of Authari (Ch.Fr. 4.45). According to Gregory of Tours, a ce…

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Borri, Francesco, “Agilulf”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 04 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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