Theodoric I

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Theodoric I (c. undefined 390 or 393 – 20 or 24 June 451 ) was the King of the Visigoths from 418 to 451.wikipedia
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Flavius Aetius

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Theodoric used this situation and tried to capture the important road junction Arelate, but the Magister militum Aëtius, who was assisted by the Huns, was able to save the city.
At that time Arelate, an important city in Narbonensis near the mouth of the Rhone, was under siege from the Visigoths, led by their king Theodoric I.

Avitus

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The later Emperor Avitus visited Theodoric, lived at his court and taught his sons.
His relative Theodorus was hostage at the court of the King of Visigoths, Theodoric I.

Wallia

In 418 he succeeded King Wallia.
He was succeeded by Alaric's illegitimate son or son in law Theodoric.

Rechiar

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He therefore, in February 449, married one of his daughters to the new Suevic king Rechiar, who visited his father-in-law at Tolosa in July 449.
Rechiar married an Arian Visigothic princess from Toulouse, the daughter of Theodoric I.

Thorismund

With his whole army and his sons, Thorismund and Theodoric, he joined Aëtius.
undefined 420–453), became king of the Visigoths after his father Theodoric was killed in the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains (also called Battle of Châlons) in 451 CE. He was murdered in 453 and was succeeded by his brother Theodoric II.

Troyes

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Then Aëtius and Theodoric followed the Huns and fought against them at the Battle of Châlons near Troyes in about June 451.
The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains also called The Battle of Troyes was fought nearby in 451 AD, between a the Roman general Flavius Aetius and the Visigothic king Theodoric I against Attila.

Theodoric II

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With his whole army and his sons, Thorismund and Theodoric, he joined Aëtius. Other sons of Theodoric were Theodoric II, Frederic, Euric I, Retimer and Himnerith.
Theoderic II, son of Theodoric I, obtained the throne by killing his elder brother Thorismund.

Litorius

But Litorius, with the aid of the Huns, prevented the capture of the city and drove the Visigoths back to their capital Tolosa.
In 436 their king Theodoric I tried to conquer Narbo Martius to obtain access to the Mediterranean Sea and the roads to the Pyrenees.

Euric

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Other sons of Theodoric were Theodoric II, Frederic, Euric I, Retimer and Himnerith.
Euric (Gothic: *Aiwareiks, see Eric), also known as Evaric, or Eurico in Spanish and Portuguese (c. 440 – 28 December 484), son of Theodoric I, ruled as king (rex) of the Visigoths, after murdering his brother, Theodoric II, from 466 until his death in 484.

Battle of the Catalaunian Plains

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Then Aëtius and Theodoric followed the Huns and fought against them at the Battle of Châlons near Troyes in about June 451. An illegitimate son of Alaric, Theodoric is famous for his part in defeating Attila at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains in 451, where he was killed on June 20.
The Battle of the Catalaunian Plains (or Fields), also called the Battle of the Campus Mauriacus, Battle of Châlons, Battle of Troyes or the Battle of Maurica, took place on June 20, 451 AD, between a coalition led by the Roman general Flavius Aetius and the Visigothic king Theodoric I against the Huns and their vassals commanded by their king Attila.

Sebastianus (magister militum)

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In 444, an enemy of Aëtius, the former magister militum Sebastianus, came to Tolosa.
In 444, as result of some plots, he was obliged to flee the Eastern court; he reached the Visigothic court of Theodoric I and, from there, he went to Barcelona.

Attila

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An illegitimate son of Alaric, Theodoric is famous for his part in defeating Attila at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains in 451, where he was killed on June 20.
A mission by Avitus and Attila's continued westward advance convinced the Visigoth king Theodoric I (Theodorid) to ally with the Romans.

Suebi

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Theodoric was also an enemy of the Suevic king Rechila in Iberia, because Visigoth troops assisted the imperial commander Vitus in his campaign against the Suevi in 446.
Soon, he married a daughter of the Gothic king Theodoric I, and began a wave of attacks on the Tarraconense, still a Roman province.

Théoden

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For his sacrifice and subsequent victory over Attila at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, Theodoric became a revered figure in Western historiography, and served as an inspiration for J. R. R. Tolkien in his creation of king Théoden of Rohan in The Lord of the Rings.
Another apparent similarity is the death of king Theodoric I on the Catalaunian Fields and that of Théoden on the Pelennor.

Balt dynasty

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Theodoric I (419–451)

Theoderic the Great

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* Theoderic the Great (Ostrogothic king)
Theodoric I (Visigothic King)

Visigoths

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undefined 390 or 393 – 20 or 24 June 451 ) was the King of the Visigoths from 418 to 451.

Legitimacy (family law)

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An illegitimate son of Alaric, Theodoric is famous for his part in defeating Attila at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains in 451, where he was killed on June 20.

Alaric I

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An illegitimate son of Alaric, Theodoric is famous for his part in defeating Attila at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains in 451, where he was killed on June 20.

Iberian Peninsula

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The Romans had ordered King Wallia to move his people from Iberia to Gaul.

Gaul

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The Romans had ordered King Wallia to move his people from Iberia to Gaul.

Gallia Aquitania

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As king, Theodoric completed the settlements of the Visigoths in Gallia Aquitania II, Novempopulana and Gallia Narbonensis, and then used the declining power of the Roman Empire to extend his territory to the south.

Novempopulania

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As king, Theodoric completed the settlements of the Visigoths in Gallia Aquitania II, Novempopulana and Gallia Narbonensis, and then used the declining power of the Roman Empire to extend his territory to the south.

Gallia Narbonensis

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As king, Theodoric completed the settlements of the Visigoths in Gallia Aquitania II, Novempopulana and Gallia Narbonensis, and then used the declining power of the Roman Empire to extend his territory to the south.

Roman Empire

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As king, Theodoric completed the settlements of the Visigoths in Gallia Aquitania II, Novempopulana and Gallia Narbonensis, and then used the declining power of the Roman Empire to extend his territory to the south.