Battle of Vézeronce
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The Battle of Vézeronce took place on June 25, 524 near Vézeronce-Curtin (then Veseruntia) in Isère, France. This battle was part of an invasion of Burgundy initiated by the four successors of the Frankish king Clovis I: Childebert I, Chlodomer, Chlothar I, and Theuderic I.
|Battle of Vézeronce|
|Part of invasion of Burgundy|
Clodomir supervises the execution of Sigismond, king of Burgundy
|Burgundian Kingdom||Frankish Kingdom under Merovingians|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
The previous Burgundian king Sigismund had been executed by the Franks, and was succeeded by his brother Godomar. Godomar led 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.
A helmet was found in the peat marsh of Saint-Didier, to the north of the battle site in 1871 and is conserved in the Musée dauphinois, Grenoble. The helmet is of Byzantine craftsmanship and was probably that of a Frankish chieftain.
- Kortum 2010, p. 127.
- Kortum, Han-Henning (2010). "Merovingian Franks". In Rogers, Clifford J. (ed.). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology. Vol. 1. Oxford University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)