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His daughter Amalasvintha succeeded him in 526, first as regent for her son Athalaric, and after the latter's death, in 534, as queen.
She was assassinated by her cousin Theodahad, the rightful heir to the throne.
In place of the incompetent Theodahad the Goths chose Witiches as king, but he also proved to be an incapable general.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11347d.htm   (731 words)

 Roman Emperors - DIR Justinian
Theodahad attempted negotiation: he sent pope Agapetus I to Constantinople, where he masterminded the deposition of the patriarch Anthimus, who was too friendly to Monophysitism, and consecrated a new patriarch, but he achieved nothing for the Goths.
Theodahad's failure to relieve Naples was the last straw as far as the Gothic rank and file were concerned and they chose a new king, Witigis, not of the Amal royal house, raising him on a shield according to German custom.
Theodahad fled for Ravenna, but he was overtaken and killed.
www.roman-emperors.org /justinia.htm   (9963 words)

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