Auduin (Alduin, Audoin) DE LANGOBARDI King of the Lombards (539/46-563/5)
Rolande (Rodelindis) VON THÜRINGEN Princess of the Thuringii
Grasulfo I DI FRIULI
Gisulf I DI FRIULI 1st Duke of Friuli (575-585)


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Gisulf I DI FRIULI 1st Duke of Friuli (575-585)

   General Notes:

the first duke of Friuli (then Forum Julii), a nephew of Alboin, first king of the Lombards in Italy, as a son of his brother Grasulf. Alboin appointed him duke around 569 after the Lombard conquest of the region.

Before this, Gisulf had been his uncle's marpahis or "master of the horse," sometimes considered a shield-bearer. He was, according to Paul the Deacon, "a man suitable in every way."[1] He asked Alboin for permission to chose which faras or clans he would lead rule over in Friuli and this request was granted. He thus chose which families would settle permanently in Friuli and he "acquired the honour of a leader (ducior)."[2] As well, Alboin granted him a great herd of mares, perhaps in recognition of his former service.

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