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ATHALARIC (516-534)

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 825 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ATHALARIC (516-534), king: of the Ostrogoths, grandson of Theodoric, became king of the Ostrogoths in Italy on his grand-father's death (526). As he was only ten years old, the regency was assumed by his mother Amalasuntha (q.v.). The murmurs of the Gothic nobles procured for their young sovereign too early emancipation from the schoolroom. He drank heavily, and indulged in vicious excesses which ruined his constitution. He died on the and of October 534•
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