Ostrogoth king, brother of Theodemir and Vidimir, uncle of Theoderic the Great (Theodericus ), who took part in the campaigns of Attila (Iord. Rom. 331; Iord. Get. 199), but after AD 453 escaped from Hunnish rule. After settling in Pannonia (c. 454), between 459 and 462 the brothers fought successfully against Byzantium for better treaty conditions (Leo  I). In about 468/9 V. was killed in an attack by the Sciri (Iord. Get. 270 f.; 275 f.; [1. 265]). PLRE 2, 1135 f.
1 H. Wolfram, Die Goten, 42001, 259-265.