On This Day: June 25th

In the year 524 the Franks defeated the Burgundians in the Battle of Vezeronce. This battle was initiated by the four successors of the Frankish king Clovis I: Childebert I, Chlodomer, Chlothar I, and Theuderic I. The leader of the Burgundians was Godomar, he succeeded his brother King Sigismund who was executed by the Franks earlier in the year. Godomar lead the Burgundian army and inflicted a severe defeat on the Franks, with Chlodomer killed during the fighting. However, the defeat of the Franks was only temporary and the kingdom was lost to the Merovingians within a decade.


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