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Theodoric the Great

King of the Germanic Ostrogoths and ruler of Italy
Mausoleum of Theodoric the Great in Ravenna, Italy

Theodoric the Great (454–August 30, 526), known to the Romans as Flavius Theodoricus, was king of the Ostrogoths (488–526), ruler of Italy (493–526), and regent of the Visigoths (511–526). He united several German tribes and encouraged Arianism.

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