Thrasimund I of Spoleto

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Thrasimund I or Transamund I was the Count of Capua and then Duke of Spoleto (663 703 AD), [1] a faithful follower of Grimoald I of Benevento.

The Duke of Spoleto was the ruler of Spoleto and most of central Italy outside the Papal States during the Early and High Middle Ages. The first dukes were appointed by the Lombard king, but they were independent in practice. The Carolingian conquerors of the Lombards continued to appoint dukes as did their successor to the Holy Roman Empire. In the 12th century, the dukes of Spoleto were far and away the most important imperial vassals in Italy.

Thrasimund assisted Grimoald in usurping the kingship of the Lombards. In return, Grimoald gave him his daughter in marriage and granted him the duchy of Spoleto after the death of Atto. Thrasimund co-ruled with his brother Wachilapus [2] and was succeeded by his son Faroald II after a reign of forty years.

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References

  1. Lars Ulwencreutz (November 2013). Ulwencreutz's The Royal Families in Europe V. Lulu.com. p. 350. ISBN   978-1-304-58135-8.
  2. northvegr.org Archived 2006-09-27 at the Wayback Machine .

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Regnal titles
Unknown Count of Capua
???-663
Unknown
Preceded by
Atto
Duke of Spoleto
663703
with Wachilapus
Succeeded by
Faroald II