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Family Sheet
Name: Theodoric Of The Ostragoths King Of The Ostrogoths Note Born: Abt 455 Married: <480> Died: Abt 526 Other Spouses: Theodora
Father: Theudemir Of The Ostagoths King Of The Ostagoths Mother: Erelicia
Name: Born: Died: Father: Mother:
Name: Arevagni Born: (suppressed / living) Died:
Name: Theodora Born: (suppressed / living) Died:
Name: Theodoric Ii Of The Ostragoths Born: (suppressed / living) Died:
1). heodoric, in Late Latin Theodoricus, in German Dietr i c h , o ften called Theodoric the Great circa 454 526, Os tr og othi c king 474 526 and founder of the Ostrogo thi c Kin gdo m i n Italy. Born in the Roman province of Pa nnon ia, h e was , fr om the age of 7 to 17, a hostage at t he co urt o f the B yzant ine Empire in Constantinople pre sent d ay Ist anbul . In 47 4 Theodoric was elected king a fter hi s fathe r s dea th, an d during the following 14 ye ars he a nd the B yzantin e empero r Zeno engaged in altern ate warfa re and al liance . In 488, u nder the auspices o f Zeno, The odoric inv aded It aly. He defe ated Odoacer, t he first Ger manic rule r of Ital y, in three d ecisive bat tles and bloc kaded him i n Ravenna . In 493, whe n all o f Italy had bee n subdued b y Theodoric , Odoacer surre nde red and was trea cherously sl ain by the O strogothic kin g . Theodoric the n assumed the l eadership o f Italy and m ade R avenna his c apital. Theodori cs reign o f 33 year s was devot ed primar ily to the consol idation an d develo pment of his ne w king dom, and it wa s a period of n earl y unprecedented peac e a nd prosperity i n Italy. He zeal o usly promoted agricultu r e and commerce . Although himse l f an Arian Christian, h e exh ibited an un usual toleranc e fo r all other Christia n sects . The govern ment was adm inister ed by Romans on Ro man lines separat e codes of l aw were us ed for Romans an d Goths. Amo ng th e Romans wh o held high of fice under The odoric were th e st atesmen A nicius Boethius a nd Flavius C assiodorus Boeth iu s, howe ver, incurred the su spicion o f the monarch towa r d the e nd of his reign and wa s execut ed for treason. The odo ric s last years were also m arre d by growing tension w it h t he anti Arian Byzantine emp er or Justinian I. Theodo r ic wa s succeeded by his daught e r Amalasuntha as regen t fo r her s on Athalaric. The magn ifi cent mausoleum of T heodor ic stil l stands in Ravenna . Sourc e Theodoric, Microsof t R Enca rta R 98 Encycl opedia. c 1993 199 7 Microsof t Corporation . All right s reserved.he odoric , in Late Lati n Theodoricus , in Germa n Dietrich, oft e n calledTheodori c the Great ci r ca 454 526 , Ostrogoth i c king 474 526 andfounder of th e Ostro gothic Kingdo m i n Italy. Bor n i n the Roman province of P annonia, h e was, f rom the age o f 7 to 17, a hostage a t t he cour t o fthe Byza ntine Empir e in Constantinople pre s ent da y Istanbul. I n 474Theodor ic was elected k ing af te r hi s fathers death , and durin g thefollowing 14 year s h e a nd the Byzantine em peror Z en o engaged in alternat ew arfar e and alliance. In 4 88, unde r the auspices of Zen o , Theodor icin vaded Italy. H e defea ted Odoacer, the fi r st Germanic r uler of Italy, int hree d ecisive battl e s an d blockaded hi m in Ravenna. In 49 3, wh en all ofIt aly ha d been subdued b y Theodoric, Odoac e r su rrendere d and wa streacherously slai n by the Ostrogothi c k ing. T heodori c then assumed the leade rship of Italy an d m ad e Ravenn a his capital. Theodoric s re ign of 33 year s w a s devote d primarily to the consolidationa nd developme n t o f h i s new kingdom, and it was a period o f nearlyun prec ed en ted peace and prosperity in Italy. He z e alousl y promo t e dagriculture and commerce. Although himsel f a n Arian C h r istian, heexhibited a n unusual tolerance f o r all oth e r Ch ristian sects. Thegovernment was adminis tere d by Ro ma n s o n Roman lines separate codes oflaw w ere use d fo r Ro ma ns and Goths. Among the Romans who he l d high off i ceund e r Theodoric were the statesmen Anici us Boethius a n d Flav iu sCassiodorus Boet hius, however , incurred th e susp icio n o f the monarchtoward the end o f his reign an d was exe c u te d for treason. Theodoric sl ast years wer e also marr e d by g rowing tension with th e anti Aria nByz antine emper o r Justi nian I. Theodoric w as succeeded by h is daughterAm ala sunth a as regen t fo r her son Athalaric . The magnifice nt ma usol eum ofTheodo ric still stands i n Ravenna. Source Theod ori c, Micro soft R Encarta R 98 Encyclopedia. c 1993 19 9 7 Micros oft Corporat ion . All rights reserved. !BIRTH edwardiii.ged, edwardiii.ged !DEATH edwardiii.ged, edwardiii.ged

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