American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Alboin Died 572. King of the Lombards (565?-572) who led the Germanic invasion of present-day Italy, where he established the Lombard kingdom.
“Alboin, is disgraced by the foul marks of injustice and rapine.”
“Under the leadership of King Alboin, the Lombards stormed across the Alps in the spring of AD568 with an army of around 500,000.”
“Helmichis consented to destroy Alboin; but after the murder, finding they could not occupy the kingdom, and fearful that the Lombards would put them to death for the love they bore to Alboin, they seized the royal treasure, and fled with it to Longinus, at Ravenna, who received them favorably.”
“Having effected her design, Rosamond discovered herself to Helmichis, and gave him the choice either of killing Alboin, and taking herself and the kingdom as his reward, or of being put to death as the ravisher of the queen.”
“Alboin finding Rosamond, daughter of Cunimund, among the captives, took her to wife, and made himself sovereign of Pannonia; and, moved by his savage nature, caused the skull of Cunimund to be formed into a cup, from which, in memory of the victory, he drank.”
“Odoacer their king led them into Italy; where, having been established for some time, their dominions were held by Alboin, a man ferocious and bold, under whom they crossed the Danube, and coming to an engagement with Cunimund, king of the Zepidi, who held”
“Full of indignation, Narses persuaded Alboin, king of the”
“Alboin, and the secretary; but there was an entirely new respectfulness and even reverence in their tone towards himself.”
“‘Oh, my God!’ said Alboin, so that it seemed as much”
“When they had walked in silence for a little, Alboin, who had something elemental about him, suddenly exploded.”
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