Battle of Vézeronce

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 supervise l'execution de Sigismond.jpg
Clodomir supervises the execution of Sigismond, king of Burgundy
DateJune 25, 524 CE
Result Burgundian victory, Merovingian advance averted
Burgundian Kingdom Frankish Kingdom under Merovingians
Commanders and leaders
Godomar Chlodomer
Childebert I
Chlothar I
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

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.[1] 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.

External linksEdit


  1. ^ 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)

Coordinates: 45°20′N 05°30′E / 45.333°N 5.500°E / 45.333; 5.500