Ansprand
Get Ansprand essential facts below. View Videos or join the Ansprand discussion. Add Ansprand to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Ansprand

Ansprand (c. 657 - 712) was king of the Lombards briefly in 712. Before that he was the duke of Asti and regent during the minority of Liutpert (700-701). He was defeated at Novara by Raginpert and exiled during the subsequent war over the succession, fleeing to the court of Theudebert, duke of Bavaria, in 702.

In 711, he returned with a large army from the duke. Many Austrians (the men of Venetia and the east) joined the returning regent and battle ensued near Pavia, between his forces and those of King Aripert II, who had usurped the throne. Aripert fled to his capital when the tide went against him, but he hoarded the treasures and tried to cross over into Gaul by night. He drowned in the Ticino River and Ansprand was acclaimed sovereign.

He ascended the throne in March and died in June, leaving his only surviving son, Liutprand, the kingdom.[1] He was married to Teudelinda (8th-century), and was the father of Imberg.

Notes

  1. ^ "German Tribes org Lombard Kings". GermanTribes.org. Archived from the original on 2010-07-18. Retrieved .
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Aripert II
King of the Lombards
712
Succeeded by
Liutprand



  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Ansprand
 



 



 
Music Scenes