German - Daughter of Thurisind. Wife of Alboin. War between the Lombards under Alboin and the Gepidae ended with the defeat of the Gepidae and the death of Rosamund's father and brother. She was forced into marriage with the victor but, when he tried to make her drink from the skull of her dead father, she refused and persuaded the giant, Perideus, to kill her husband. After his death, she ruled in her own name and proposed to marry Helmigis, the dead king's shieldbearer, but they fled together when her subjects objected to the match and were given shelter by Longinus. She later gave Helmigis a poisoned drink so that she might marry Longinus but he forced her to drink half of it and they died together. Occasionally called Rosamund.

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