Alboin (d. 28 Jun 572), "killed King Cunimund, took his daughter as wife, and forced her to drink from her father's skull, then invaded and conquered much of Italy. Poisoned on order of Rosalinte (his wife)."
Alboin was the son of Audoin, KIng of the Lombards and his first wife.
The Origo Gentis Langobardorum names "Albuin" as son of "Auduin". Paulus Diaconus names "Alboin, filius Audoin" when recording his succession. 
Father: Audoin, King of the Lombards
He married firstly (about 556-560) Chlodesindis, daughter of Chrothachar I (Clotaire), King of the Franks, and his third wife INgund. Chlodesindis died before 567. 
Gregory of Tours names Clothsind as the daughter of King Clotaire & his wife Ingund, specifying that she married Alboin King of the Lombards. The Origo Gentis Langobardorum names "Flutsuinda…filia Flothario regis Francorum" as the first wife of Albuin. The Historia Langobardorum names "Ludusenda…filia Flothari regis" as the first wife of Alboin. Paulus Diaconus names "Chlotharius rex Francorum, Chlotsuindam ei suam filiam" as wife of Alboin. 
= m.1 (556/60) Chlodesindis (d. ante 567). Issue: 
He succeeded in 560 as Alboion, King of the Lombards in Pannonia. 
Paulus Diaconus reports that King Alboin defeated and killed in battle Cunimund King of the Gepids in 567, allegedly making his skull into a drinking cup. The Origo Gentis Langobardorum records that Albuin fought and killed in battle "rege Gippidorum…Cunimund", weakening the power of the Gepids. 
He married secondly in 567 Rosamundis, daughter of Cunimundus, King of the Gepids. The Origo Gentis Langobardorum records the marriage of Albuin to "Rosemunda filia Cunimundi" after killing her father in battle. Theophylactus records that "Longobardicæ gentis principem…Alboinum" married "adolescentulam Conimundi Gepidarum regis filiam". Paulus Diaconus names "filiam [Cunimundum] Rosimundam" as second wife of Alboin, also reporting that he married her after killing her father in battle. 
Narses, the Byzantine administrator in Italy, invited Alboin to Italy in revenge for his forced retirement by Empress Sophia, the invasion dated to 568. The Origo Gentis Langobardorum records that Albuin led his people to Italy after being invited by Narses. Gregory of Tours records that Alboin King of the Lombards had abandoned his own country and emigrated to Italy "with all his Lombard people". He captured Milan in 569, Tuscany in 570 and Pavia in 572. He was crowned Alboin King of the Lombards in Italy at Milan in , and made his capital at Verona. 
Alboin was murdered in Verona 28 June 572. 
The Origo Gentis Langobardorum records that Albuin ruled in Italy for three years but was killed in Verona by "Hilmichis et Rosemunda uxore sua per consilium Peritheo". The Iohannis Abbatis Biclarensis Chronica records that "Aluinus Lombardorum rex" was killed in 573 "factione coniugis suæ" by his own men at night. The Marii Episcopi Aventicensis Chronica records that "Albuenus rex Langobardorum" was killed in 572 "a suis, id est, Hilmægis" at Verona with the connivance of his wife. 
Gregory of Tours records that Alboin King of the Lombards married his second wife soon after he had killed her father, that "she loathed her husband as a result" and poisoned him "for she had become enamoured of one of his servants" with whom she fled before they were both caught and put to death. According to Paulus Diaconus, she incited the murder of her husband by his own men. The Origo Gentis Langobardorum records that Albuin was killed in Verona by "Hilmichis et Rosemunda uxore sua per consilium Peritheo", before she was poisoned herself with Hilmichis by "Longinus præfectus". 
King Alboin & his first wife had one child: 
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