Alemannian, brother of Butilinus. L. marched with him to Italy in AD 553 presumably on behalf of the king of the Franks Theodebald I. He parted from Butilinus, and after plundering expeditions in southern Italy went back north alone; after an attack by Byzantine troops he lost his booty again. L. and a large part of his army died of an epidemic in 554 near Ceneta in Venetia (Agathias 1,6; 22,1-3).
1 PLRE 3, 789f.
2 D. Geuenich, Geschichte der Alemannen, 1997, 93f..
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Lütkenhaus, Werner (Marl),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 27 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e703020>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510