Desidario (Lombardia) di Lombardia

Desiderius (Lombardia) di Lombardia (bef. 0737 - abt. 0778)

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Desiderius (Desidario) "King of the Lombards" di Lombardia formerly Lombardia
Born before in Bresciamap
Son of [uncertain] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died about [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 20 Aug 2015
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Desiderius was not a dynastic Lombardian king.[1] He deposed Ratchis around 758A.D,[6][7] but plotted for the throne just as soon as Aisulf died.[8] He and his family were exiled, after Charlemagne invaded Lombardy.[9][10][2]

King of the Lombards
c.757/8 - Jun 774



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m. Ansa.[11] Issue:

  • (only son) Adelchi (Adalgis)[12]
  • Anselperga, Abess of San Salvatore[13]
  • Adelperga (Adelberga) m. Arechis (Arichis) II of Benevento[14]
  • Desiderata (Gerperga), repudiated wife of Charlemagne[16]


  • A founder of San Salvatore monastery[17]


Anderson, J. (1732). Royal Genealogies, or the Genealogical Tables of Emperors, Kings and Princes. London: Bettenham, Part II.Google Books.

Chronicon Imaginis Mundi

"Charlemagne". New Advent. [18]

Hodgkin, T.(1895). "Dukes of Beneventum." Italy and Her Invaders: The Lombard kingdom, 600-744, (pp.62). Clarendon Press. Google Books.

Kleinhenz, C. (2004). "Frankish kingdom." Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia, (pp.376). Routledge. Google Books.

Paul the Deacon, (2011). History of the Lombards. University of Pennsylvania Press. Google Books.

Porter, A.K. (1902). Lombard Architecture, (Vol.2, pp.213-217). Yale University Press. Google Books.

Wikipedia: Desiderius; Wikipedia: List of kings of the Lombards#Non-dynastic kings
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  1. Some family trees across the Internet call Desiderius "Didier of Nassau," but citations are unclear. Primary sources (written in Latin) regarding San Salvatore church clearly name him as Desiderius or Desiderio.[1] Also note that Desiderius is not from the House of Nassau, which dates from a later time period.[2]
  2. Hodgkin (1895), claims that Desiderius deposed Luitprand, but the chronology is wrong.[3] Paul the Deacon (2011), gets it right ... stating that it was Ratchis, who took the throne for a second time, after his brother, Aisulf died.[4][5]

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A gold tremissis of Desiderius minted at Lucca
A gold tremissis of Desiderius minted at Lucca


On 20 Mar 2014 at 18:44 GMT Bob Fields wrote:

Van Lombardije-3 and Di Lombardia-3 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents, birth, death dates, and spouses. One name is Italian, the other is German/Flemish? Thanks.

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