AGILULF (Agilulf)( The King of the Lombards in Italy)
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Biography AGILULF (Agilulf)
(N-615) - King of the Lombards in Italy. First Duke of Turin, he was the son in law of King Autari and took the throne after the death of the latter, having entered into a second marriage (November 590) to his widow Teodelindoy (Wed. also in Art. "Theoden-Lind Dynasty"). In the short time he managed to suppress separatism tribal Lombard dukes (Bergamo, Verona, etc.). Reached at A. consolidation of newly-formed Kingdom of the Lombards represents a profound threat to both the Exarch of Ravenna (Byzantine viceroy subordinates Italian regions), . and for the papacy, . which under Gregory I the Great had represented a real political force in central Italy,
. K 605 g. A. extended their domination over the vast Byzantine provinces in the middle flow. On and on a number of other territories to the south and east.
Like its predecessor, A. remained a lifelong arianinom, . but maintained friendly relations with the papacy, this is partly due to the influence of his wife Teodelindy, . part - the mutual interest of the pope and the Lombard king to address the claims of the power of Byzantium to Italy,
. Its part, . Gregory I fully realized the impossibility of the displacement of the Lombards and the restoration of the imperial control of Italy, and so he took upon itself the mission of peace and (in fact, as the ruler of Rome in Italy) has repeatedly acted as a mediator in negotiations between A,
. Constantinople and the Government. Thus, by the beginning of VII in. Italy emerged Papal-Lombard dualism while the gradual assimilation of Lombard nobility and clergy Arian religious norms of orthodox Christianity. Sam A. assisted in their possessions patronage of St.. Kolumbanu (mind. at 615), who founded a monastery at Bobbio. After the death of a. inherited the throne of his minor son under the tutelage Adelvald Teodelindy.