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Aripert I (also spelled Aribert) was king of the Lombards (653-661) in Italymarker. He was the son of Gundoald, duke of Astimarker, who had crossed the Alps from Bavariamarker with his sister Theodelinda. As a relative of the Bavarian ducal house, his was called the Bavarian Dynasty.

He was the first Roman Catholic king of the Lombards, elected after the assassination of the Arian Rodoald. Not a warrior, he is mostly renowned for his church foundings. He spread Catholicism over the whole Lombard realm and built the Church of the Saviour in Paviamarker, the capital. He left the kingdom in a state of peace, asking the nobles to elect jointly his two sons, Berthari and Godepert, which they did.




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