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|
|Burgundian Kingdom||Frankish Kingdom under Merovingians
|Commanders and leaders|
Theodoric the Great
|Casualties and losses|
The previous Burgundian king Sigismund had been executed by the Franks, and was succeeded by his brother Godomar. 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.
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.