Grimoald I (c. 610 - 671) was duke of Benevento (651-662) and king of the Lombards (662-672). Events By Place Europe Perctarit returns from exile to become king of the Lombards. Benevento is a town and Comune of Campania, Italy, capital of the Province of Benevento, 50 km northeast of Naples. Events Europe Clovis II, king of Neustria and Burgundy, marries the future Saint Bathilde. Events The regent Grimuald usurps the kingship of the Lombards, driving Perctarit into exile and killing Godepert. The Lombards ( Latin Langobardi, whence the alternative names Langobards and Longobards) were a Germanic people originally from Events By Place Europe Wamba succeeds Reccaswinth as king of the Visigoths.
Born probably before 610 to Duke Gisulf II of Friuli and the Bavarian princess Ramhilde, daughter of Duke Garibald I of Bavaria, he succeeded his brother Radoald (646-651) as duke of Benevento. Gisulf II was the Duke of Friuli from around 591 to his death Bavaria ( German:, with an area of 70553 Km² (27241 square miles and almost 12 Garibald I (also Garivald) (born 540 was Duke (or King of Bavaria from 555 until 591 Radoald (also Raduald) (died 651 was the Duke of Benevento (the southernmost Lombard duchy in medieval Italy) from 646 to his death in 651 Events An edict of the Taika Reforms is promulgated in Japan Alexandria is recaptured by the Arabs after a Byzantine Before that, he was, along with Radoald, a regent for their mentally incapable adoptive brother Aiulf I from 642 to Radoald's succession. A regent, from the Latin regens "who reigns" is a person selected to act as Head of state (ruling or not because the ruler is a minor Aiulf I (also Aione) was the Duke of Benevento from 641 to his death in 646 as the son and successor of Arechis I. Events By Place Europe August 5 — In the Battle of Maserfield, Penda, king of Mercia defeats and He married the princess Theodota, daughter of King Aripert I. Aripert I (also spelled Aribert) was king of the Lombards (653-661 in Italy. Their son was Garibald. Garibald was the young son of Grimoald I of Benevento, king of the Lombards, and Theodota daughter of Aripert I.
In 662, after being called to assist King Godepert in a war with his brother King Perctarit, Grimoald gave Benevento to his eldest son Romuald (662-677) and, removing the fraternal impediments to his kingship with the aid of Duke Garibald of Turin, assassinated Godepert and forced Perctarit to flee. Godepert (also Gundipert, Godebert, Godipert, Godpert, Gotebert, Gotbert, Gotpert, Gosbert, Perctarit (also Berthari; died 688 was king of the Lombards from 661 to 662 the first time and later from 671 to 688 Romuald I (also spelled Romoald and in Italian Romoaldo) Duke of Benevento (662-677 was the son of Grimoald, king of the Lombards Events By Place Byzantine Empire Battle of Syllaeum: An Arab fleet is destroyed by the Byzantines. He sent Perctarit's wife and son to Benevento and took over the kingship of the Lombards. Cunipert (also Cunibert or Cunincpert) was king of the Lombards from 688 to 700 It was then that he promptly married Godepert's sister in order to relate himself to the Bavarian Dynasty of Theodelinda. The Bavarian dynasty was those Kings of the Lombards who were descended from Garibald I, the Agilolfing Duke of Bavaria. Theodelinda, queen of the Lombards, (c 570 - 628 was the daughter of duke Garibald I of Bavaria.
His martial prowess and skill in the field of battle secured his victory in many border wars. He led his armies to victory personally against the Byzantines under Emperor Constans II at the siege of Benevento, where they had been besieging the young Romuald, who betrothed his sister Gisa to Constans. Constans II ( Greek: Κώνστας Β' Kōnstas II) also called "Constantine the Bearded" ( Kōnstantinos Pogonatos) ( November 7 Romuald then took Taranto and Brindisi, much limiting the Byzantine influence in the region during the rebellion of Mezecius in Sicily, which had distracted the Byzantines after Constans death. Not to be confused with Toronto. Taranto ( Ancient Greek: Tarās; Modern Greek: Tarantas) is a coastal city in Brindisi can also refer to a song in which a company is exhorted to drink such as the "Tea-Cup Brindisi" in Gilbert and Sullivan 's " The Mezezius (also known as Mecetius) was a Byzantine usurper in Sicily from 668 to 669 Sicily ( Italian and Sicilian: Sicilia) is an autonomous region of Italy. Grimoald himself took Forlì, in the north, from the Greeks and razed Oderzo (but did not take it), where his brothers had been murdered years before. Forlì ( Latin: Forum Livii) is a Comune and city in Emilia-Romagna, Italy famed as the birthplace of the great painter Melozzo da Forlì Oderzo (Opitergium is a town in the Province of Treviso, Veneto, Italy. Tasso or Taso (d617 was the joint Duke of Friuli with his younger brother Kakko from their father's death (611 to their own His capture of Forlì was shameful, however, for he took it on Easter Day, slaughtering worshippers during the festivities. Easter ( Greek: Πάσχα Pascha or Pasxa) is the most important religious feast in the Christian Liturgical year.
While he was combatting the Byzantines in the Mezzogiorno, he left Duke Lupus of Friuli as regent in the north. Geography Southern Italy forms the lower "boot" of the Italian peninsula containing the ankle (Abruzzo and Molise and southern Lazio the toe (Calabria and the heel Lupus was the Duke of Friuli from between 660 and 663 to his death around 666 Lupus usurped all authority and rebelled, though he was crushed and with the help of the Avars his duchy despoiled and devastated. The Caucasian Avars are a modern people of Caucasus, mainly of Dagestan. Grimoald tracked down Lupus' aspiring son Arnefrit, and his Slav allies, and defeated him at Nimis. Arnefrit, Arnefrid, Amefrit, or Amefrith was the son of Lupus of Friuli who claimed the Duchy of Friuli after his father's death in Nimis (Neme is a town of 2817 located in the Italian Province of Udine, close to the border with Slovenia. Arnefrit died in battle. Grimoald placed Wechthari, a stalwart enemy of the Slavs, in Friuli. Wechtar or Wechthari, a Lombard from Vicenza, was the Duke of Friuli from 666 to 678 Friuli ( Friulian:
Grimoald defeated the Franks who invaded during the infancy of Chlothar III. Chlothar III (or Chlotar, Clothar, Clotaire, Chlotochar, or Hlothar, giving rise to Lothair; 652 &ndash 673 was the eldest Grimoald had allied with Perctarit, at Asti and the Avars, of whom he had been a hostage in his youth. Asti is a city and Comune in the Piemonte or Piedmont region, in north-western Italy, about 55 kilometres east of Turin in the plain of the Tanaro The Caucasian Avars are a modern people of Caucasus, mainly of Dagestan. He saved the northeast of Italy by defeating the Slav tribes and maintained internal order by suppressing the baronial revolts and autonomy of the duchies of Friuli and of Spoleto, where he installed Thrasimund. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Friuli ( Friulian: The independent Duchy of Spoleto was a Lombard territory founded about 570 in Central Italy by the Lombard Dux Faroald. Thrasimund I or Transamund I was the Count of Capua and then Duke of Spoleto (663 &ndash 703 a faithful follower of Grimoald I of Benevento
In his religion he remained Arian despite his marriage to a Catholic and he was aloof of the Papacy. Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". History See also History of the Papacy Catholics recognize the Pope as a successor to Saint Peter, who Jesus named as the "shepherd" and However, he perceived Saint Michael — whose cult was spreading strongly from Monte Gargano— as the warrior-protector of the Lombard nation. Michael (מִיכָאֵל Micha'el or Mîkhā'ēl; Μιχαήλ Mikhaíl; Michael or Míchaël; ميخائيل Mikhā'īl) is an The Sanctuary of Monte Sant'Angelo sul Gargano, sometimes called simply Monte Gargano, is the oldest shrine in Western Europe dedicated to the archangel Michael
He died in 671 after concluding a treaty with the Franks and was succeeded by Perctarit, whom he had exiled. He was a popular ruler, known as much for the kingly virtues of generosity and mercy as for his ferocity and ruthlessness in war. His son Romuald was left in Benevento, which once again drifted away from central authority, and his son Garibald was not elected to succeed him on account of his youth and was deposed by the adherents of Perctarit's cause in three months time.
|Duke of Benevento|
651 – 662
|King of the Lombards|
662 – 671