Grasulfo I DI FRIULI
Gisulf I DI FRIULI 1st Duke of Friuli (575-585)
Gisulfo II DI FRIULI Duke of Friuli (c.591-611)
(Abt 545-611)


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Romilde (Ramhilde) AGILOLFINGES

  • Geila DI FRIULI+
  • Tas(s)o DI FRIULI co-Duke of Friuli (611-17)
  • Kakko (Cacco, Gacco) DI FRIULI co-Duke of Friuli (611-17)
  • Radoald (Raduald) DI BENEVENTO Duke of Benevento (646-651)
  • Grimoald I DI BENEVENTO Duke of Benevento, King of the Lombards

Gisulfo II DI FRIULI Duke of Friuli (c.591-611)

  • Born: Abt 545, Friuli
  • Married: Bef 566
  • Died: 611, Friuli

   General Notes:

Gisulf and Gaidoald of Trent were at odds with King Agilulf until they made peace in 602 or 603. Gisulf also allied with the Avars to make war on Istria.

Gisulf was involved in the local church. The bishops of "the schismatics of Istria and Venetia," as Paul the Deacon calls them, fled to the protection of Gisulf. Gisulf also took part in the confirmation of the succession of Candidianus to the patriarchate of Aquileia in 606.

The most significant event of his reign however occurred probably in 611[2]. The Avars invaded Italy and Gisulf's territory was the first they passed through. Gisulf summoned a large army and went to meet them. The Avars were a larger force, however, and they sooned overwhelmed the Lombards. Gisulf died in battle and his duchy was overrun. He left four sons and four daughters by his wife Romilda (or Ramhilde). His elder two sons, Tasso and Kakko, succeeded him.

Gisulf's younger sons, Radoald and Grimoald, fled to Arechis I of Benevento, a relative of Gisulf's. They both eventually became dukes of Benevento in turn and Grimoald even became king. Gisulf left a daughter, Geila, who married Garibald II of Bavaria.

   Marriage Information:

Gisulfo married Romilde (Ramhilde) AGILOLFINGES, daughter of Garibald I AGILOLFINGES Duke of Bavaria and Waldrada (Walderade, Vuldetrade) DE LANGOBARDI, before 566. (Romilde (Ramhilde) AGILOLFINGES was born about 549 in Bayern.)

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