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Alemanni

(ălĭmăn`ī), Germanic tribe, a splinter group of the Suebi (see GermansGermans,
great ethnic complex of ancient Europe, a basic stock in the composition of the modern peoples of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, N Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, N and central France, Lowland Scotland, and England.
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). The Alemanni may have been a confederation of smaller tribes. First mentioned (A.D. 213) as unsuccessfully assaulting the Romans between the Elbe and the Danube, they later settled (3d cent.) in upper Italy. By the 5th cent. they occupied territories on both sides of the Rhine south of its junction with the Main (present Alsace, Baden, and NE Switzerland). Their westward expansion brought them into conflict with the Franks, whose king Clovis IClovis I
, c.466–511, Frankish king (481–511), son of Childeric I and founder of the Merovingian monarchy. Originally little more than a tribal chieftain, he became sole leader of the Salian Franks by force of perseverance and by murdering a number of relatives.
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 defeated them in 496. In 505 he forced them to retire into Rhaetia, and in 536 they passed under Frankish rule. By the 7th cent. they had accepted Christianity. SwabiaSwabia
, Ger. Schwaben, historic region, mainly in S Baden-Württemberg and SW Bavaria, SW Germany. It is bounded in the east by Upper Bavaria, in the west by France, and in the south by Switzerland and Austria. It includes the former Prussian province of Hohenzollern.
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 is also known as Alamannia, and the High German dialects of SW Germany and Switzerland are called Alemannic. In French speech the name Allemands came to signify all Germans.
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He called it Argenteratum and put up fortifications along the Rhine to protect it against the confederacy of German tribes, known as Alemanni, located on the opposite side of the river.
Dictionaries translate "Germane" with "Teuton", though actually the Teutons were just one Germanic tribe among others, such as the Suevians, Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Vandals and Alemanni (the ancestors of today's German Swiss).
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When the Roman Empire fell, Bavaria was divided into three sections: the north occupied by the Franks, the west by the Alemanni, and the south and east by the Baiuvarii, the tribe that eventually gave the territory its name.
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Residence by the lakeside at Vidy was continuous -- as proved by coin deposits of the emperor Honorius (395-423) -- until in the face of repeated attacks by the Alemanni from the north, the inhabitants moved in the fifth century to the higher ground which today constitutes the cite or centre of modern-day Lausanne.
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Gibbon names the Franks, the Alemanni, the Goths, and the Persians as the enemies of the Romans during the reigns of Valerian and Gallienus, when a weakened Empire was vulnerable to attack both from within and without.
Alemanni was particularly impressed with the way Ocalans "deal with water," specifically their awareness of the need to manage and conserve it.
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