Amalaric II, King of the Visigoths
- Born: 502, Ravenna
- Married: 511
- Died: 531, Barcelona, Spain
Iordanes names "Amalricus" as the son of "Alarico Vesegotharum" & his wife. Procopius records that the mother of “Amalricus” was "filiam Theoderici". Gregory of Tours relates that Amalric, son of Alaric, escaped from the battle in which his father was killed and fled to Spain.
He succeeded his father in 507 as AMALRIC King of the Visigoths, challenged by his half-brother. After his father's defeat, only Arles and Carcassonne remained under Visigoth control in France. In Jun 508, King Amalric's maternal grandfather Theodoric King of Italy arrived in France, relieved the siege of Arles, recaptured Marseille and re-established Visigoth hegemony over Septimania. King Theodoric acted nominally as regent for King Amalric, although he proclaimed himself King of the Visigoths in 511 after defeating King Gesalic. Amalric was defeated by his brother-in-law Childebert King of the Franks at Narbonne in 531, and fled to Barcelona where he established his capital but was murdered soon after by his cousin Theudis. The Chronica Regum Visigotthorum records that “Amalricus” reigned for five years. 1
Amalaric married Chrothieldis (Clotilde) Meroving, daughter of Chlodovech (Clovis) I "The Great" Meroving, King of the Salian Franks, and St. Chrotechildis Gjúkungar of Burgundy, in 511. (Chrothieldis (Clotilde) Meroving was born about 507 in Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France, died in 531 and was buried in basilique des Saints-Apôtres, Paris, Île-de-France, France.)