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Ostrogothic Kingdom: Germanic Conquest

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Published on Jul 12, 2009

The Ostrogothic Kingdom established by the Ostrogoths in Italy and neighbouring areas lasted from 493 to 553. In Italy the Ostrogoths replaced Odoacer, the de facto ruler of Italy who had deposed the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire in 476. The Gothic kingdom reached its zenith under the rule of its first king, Theodoric the Great. Most of the social institutions in the late Western Roman Empire were preserved during his rule.

OSTROGOTHIC KINGDOM
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Theodoric the Great (454 - August 30, 526) was king of the Ostrogoths (471 - 526), ruler of Italy (493 - 526), and regent of the Visigoths (511526). He became a hero of Germanic legend as Þeodric in English legends, Dietrich von Bern in German legends, and as Þjóðrekr and Þiðrekr in Norse mythology.

THEODORIC THE GREAT
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The Ostrogoths were a branch of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe that played a major role in the political events of the late Roman Empire. The other branch was the Visigoths.

The Ostrogoths established a relatively short-lived successor state of Rome in Italy and the Balkans, even briefly incorporating most of Hispania and southern Gaul. They reached their zenith under their Romanised king Theodoric the Great, who patronised such late Roman figures as Boethius and Cassiodorus, in the first quarter of the sixth century. By mid-century, however, they had been conquered by Rome in the Gothic War (535 - 554), a war with devastating consequences for Italy.

OSTROGOTHS
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'HISTORY OF THE LOMBARDS'; INTRODUCTION; PAGE IX; BY EDWARD PETERS:
"The Lombard invasion of Italy in 568 followed hard upon the Ostrogothic occupation after 491, the devastating and implacable war waged by imperial armies to destroy the Ostrogothic Kingdom, and a heavy-handed and rapacious imperial peace. Burdensome exactions were collected by a series of imperial governors far enough removed from the imperial court at Constantinople to wield great power, yet sufficiently identified with imperial policy to generate bitter resentment against both the Empire and themselves on the part of the population of Italy."


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