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Rodoald (or Rodwald) was a Lombard king of Italy, who succeeded his father Rothari on the throne in 652. He was said to be lecherous and he was assassinated after a reign of just six months in 653 by the husband of one of his lovers. Paul the Deacon writes that Rodoald "had reigned five years and seven days," although historians note that this length of reign is suspect. Aripert, a rival claimant was elected with the support of the Catholic Church, which opposed the Arian monarchy.[1]


  1. ^ "German Tribes org Lombard Kings". Archived from the original on 2010-07-18. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 

External links

  • Paul the Deacon, , Book 4History of the Lombards, translated by William Dudley Foulke, 1907. See chapter XLVIII for Rodoald’s reign.
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Preceded by
King of the Lombards
Succeeded by
Aripert I
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