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Romuald I of Benevento

Romuald I (also spelled Romoald and in Italian Romoaldo), duke of Benevento (662–687) was the son of Grimoald, king of the Lombards. When his father usurped the throne in 662, he left Benevento under Romuald[1] and sent the deposed king Perctarit's wife, Rodelinde, and son, Cunincpert, into exile at the Romuald's court in Benevento.

Romuald betrothed his sister Gisa to horde, which had resided in the south of the peninsula since the fall of Rome. In return he gave them grazing rights in 667.

Romuald never saw the kingdom his father had won and so well defended; Perctarit returned and ceased the kingship. He was succeeded at Benevento by his son by Theodrada, daughter of Duke Lupus of Friuli, Grimoald II.


  1. ^ Chris Wickham, Early Medieval Italy: Central Power and Local Society, 400–1000 (London: Macmillan, 1981), 38.


Regnal titles
Preceded by
Grimoald I
Duke of Benevento
Succeeded by
Grimoald II
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