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Theodorid the Goth
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Visigothic King. The reign of Theodorid, illegitimate son of Alaric, saw the territory of the Visigoths expand into Spain, among other things. He became king two years after King Wallia had established his the Visigoths in the Aquitaine region of what is now southwestern France. Theodoric (no relation to the Ostrogothic king of a half-century later) eventually pushed southward into the Iberian peninsula and had gained control of approximately half of it by the time he died. Along the way, the Visigoths fought victorious wars with the Romans, the Suebi and the Vandals, the last of whom they drove out of Spain in 429, forcing the rival barbarians to flee to Africa. In 451, Attila the Hun invaded Roman Gaul and made it clear that he had no intention of stopping there unless he was made to. This was a direct threat to Theodorids' holdings, so the king had little hesitation in assisting the Roman General Aetius. Attila had withdrawn into Champagne to choose a battleground after his siege of Orleans. Theodoric and Aetius joined forces, and forced the tribes of Alans under Sangiban into fighting for them. In late summer, the two sides met near what is now Chalons. The Romans and Franks, led by Aetius, Alani under Sagiban, and Visigoths under Theodorid and his son Thorismund fought against the Huns under Attila, Gepids under Adaric, and Ostrogoths under Valamir, Theodemir and Videmir. In the early afternoon, the Huns turned their full force on the Visigoths. Theodorid was killed in battle while rallying his men to meet the threat, and it was not until afterward that the Visigoths found their fallen king. (bio by: Mongoose) 
 
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Specifically: Burial Location probably kept secret
 
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Originally Created by: Mongoose
Record added: Dec 22, 2003
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