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King of the Burgundiones from AD 516-523. Son of Gundobad, his successor in 516. His turning towards the Eastern Roman Empire bore him the title patrikios (Avitus Epist. 9). There was a crisis in his reign, after he had his son Sigerich executed (Greg. Tur. Franc. 3,5). In 523 his kingdom was raided by the Frank Chlodomer, he himself was imprisoned and killed (Chron. min. 2,235; Greg. Tur. Franc. 3,6).


1 PLRE 2, 1009 f.

2 H. Wolfram, Das Reich und die Barbaren, 21994, 360 f.

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Lütkenhaus, Werner (Marl), “Sigismundus”, in: 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 26 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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