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  Witiges - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He succeeded to the throne of Italy in the midst of the Gothic War, as Belisarius had quickly captured Sicily the previous year and was currently in southern Italy at the head of the forces of Justinian I, the Eastern Emperor.
Witiges was the husband of Amalasuntha's only surviving child, Mathesuentha, a marriage designed to bolster his claim to kingship.
The panegyric upon the wedding (in 536) was delivered by Cassiodorus, the praetorian prefect, and survives, a traditionally Roman form of rhetoric that set the Gothic dynasty in a flatteringly Roman light.
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He was the husband of Amalasuntha's only surviving child, Mathesuntha.
Witiges had Theodahad murdered after the imprisonment and death of his Mother-in-Law, Amalasuntha.
General Belisarius took both Witiges and Mathesuntha to Constantinople, and Witiges died there, without any children.
www.starrepublic.org /encyclopedia/wikipedia/w/wi/witiges.html   (77 words)

 Pope Silverius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Theodahad's successor, Witiges, gathered together an army and besieged Rome for several months, subjecting the city to privation and starvation.
It was alleged that Pope Silverius wrote to Witiges offering to betray the city.
He was deposed accordingly by Belisarius in March 537 on a charge (not improbably well founded) of treasonable correspondence with the Goths, and degraded to the rank of a simple monk.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Pope_Silverius   (384 words)

 Witiges -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Witiges had (Click link for more info and facts about Theodahad) Theodahad murdered after the imprisonment and death of his mother-in-law.
General (Byzantine general under Justinian I; he recovered former Roman territories in northern Africa and fought against the Persians) Belisarius took both Witiges and Mathesuntha to Constantinople, and Witiges died there, without any children.
After his death Mathesuntha married Germanus the patrician, a cousin of the Emperor (Byzantine emperor who held the eastern frontier of his empire against the Persians; codified Roman Law in 529; his general Belisarius regained North Africa and Spain (483-565)) Justinian.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/W/Wi/Witiges.htm   (115 words)

Athalaric, the son of Amalaswintha, died in 534; Theodahadus, who had been made king by Amalaswintha, had the latter slain and in 536 himself fell a victim to Witiges, who, in turn, was taken prisoner in 540 by Belisarius, the Byzantine general.
Several years previously Benedict of Nursia had founded among the ruins of a temple of Apollo at Monte Cassino, a monastery which was to serve as a model for all the West, and it was undoubtedly in imitation of Benedict's institution that Cassiodorus erected the monastery of Vivarium on his own estate.
One was addressed to Eutharic, Theodoric's son-in-law (518 or 519); the other was delivered at Ravenna on the occasion of the marriage of Witiges and Matheswintha (536).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03405c.htm   (1656 words)

 Merovingian Dynasty
He took part in the various expeditions against the kingdom of Burgundy, and in 534 received as his share of the spoils of that kingdom the towns of M√Ęcon, Geneva and Lyon.
When Witiges, the king of the Ostrogoths, ceded Provence to the Franks in 535, the possession of Arles and Marseilles was guaranteed to Childebert by his brothers.
Childebert also made a series of expeditions against the Visigoths of Spain; in 542 he took possession of Pampeluna with the help of his brother Clotaire I, and besieged Zaragoza, but was forced to retreat.
www.paris-walking-tours.com /merovingiandynasty.html   (3648 words)

 ST. SILVERIUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Silverius, seeing that resistance was useless, advised surrender and on December 9, 536, the East Roman army filed through the Porta Asinaria to enter Rome in triumph.
They deposed the useless Theodahad and made Witiges their new king.
He came storming down to Rome with a large army and besieged the city.
www.cfpeople.org /Books/Pope/POPEp58.htm   (484 words)

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