Gundioch ( Gundeveh ; Lat. Gundiohus ; died in 473 ) - king of the Burgundians , ruled in 436 - 473 years . He founded the Kingdom of Burgundy in Sabaudia ( Savoy ) with the capital in Geneva . Under Gundioch, royal power was strengthened in close alliance with the Gallo-Roman aristocracy, whose representatives in the Burgundian kingdom held high government posts.
|Children||sons: Gundobad , Godomar I , Chilperic II , Godegizel|
After the death of Emperor Avita in 456, the Burgundians, taking advantage of the instability of the existing relations, began to gradually expand their territory to the south, down the Rhone .
By agreement with the Gallo-Roman senatorial aristocracy of this region, they occupied part of the provinces of Lugdunenzis and Maxim Sekvanorum, in 457 they captured Lyon . Friendly relations were associated with the Visigoths during this period. In 456–457, Burgundy auxiliary units under the command of the kings Gundioch and Hilperic I fought on the side of the Visigoth King Theodorich II with the Suevs in Spain. In 458, Lyon was again taken by the West Roman forces under the command of the emperor Mayorian and the city had to pay a large tribute. However, since 461, Lyon finally moved to the Burgundians and became the new capital of the kingdom.
Pope Gilarius called King Gundiochus, despite the fact that he was an Arian , " our son. "
After the assassination of Majorian (461), the Burgundians again exploited the political weakness of Rome and managed to spread longer to the south. In 463, they were already in Dee , in 466 in Auten , and between 470 and 474 they settled in Vienne and Weson. During this period, relations between the Visigoths and the Burgundians deteriorated as a result of the struggle for Provence and the Visigoths retained dominance over Provence. In 472–474, the Burgundian detachments, together with the Gallo-Roman aristocracy, protected Auvergne from the Visigoths attack. From about 474, the Burgundians gradually advanced north of Lake Geneva , in 479 they took Dijon , then Besancon , and in 485 Langre .
After the death of Gundioch, the Kingdom of Burgundy was divided between his brother and his four sons - Gundobad , Godomar I , Chilperic II and Godegisel  .
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