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Authari

Authari (ôˈthârī), d. 590, Lombard king (584–90). Elected by the Lombard dukes to end the anarchy that prevailed in Italy after the murder (572?) of Alboin (see Lombards), Authari consolidated Lombard power in N Italy and repelled several Frankish invasions instigated by the popes.
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King Authari died, and was succeeded by Agilulf, Duke of the Lombard
would not pursue the same goal--the conquest of Rome--as had Authari.
After the marriage of Catholic Princess Theodolinda with Longobard king Authari first, and king Agiluf second, Catholic churches were built in Longobard castles.