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Ratchis

Italian noble
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Date of birth Cividale del Friuli, Province of Udine, Friuli–Venezia Giulia, Italy
Date of death 800 Abbey of Monte Cassino, Cassino, Province of Frosinone, Lazio
Family
Father: Pemmo of Friuli
Brother(s): Aistulf
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Biography

Ratchis (Rachis - Raditschs - Radics - Radiks, there are various spellings) was the Duke of Friuli (739-744) and King of the Lombards (744-749). His father was Duke Pemmo. His Roman wife was Tassia. He ruled in peace until he besieged, for reasons unknown, Perugia. Pope Zachary convinced him to lift the siege and he abdicated and entered, with his family, the abbey of Montecassino. After the death of Aistulf in 756, he tried once again to reign over the Lombards, but he was defeated by Desiderius and retired to a cloister.

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