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Amalasuintha (495 – 30 April 535) was a ruler of the Ostrogothic Kingdom from 526 to 535. Initially serving as regent for her son Athalaric, she became queen after his premature death. Highly educated, Amalasuintha was praised by both Cassiodorus and Procopius for her wisdom and her ability to speak three languages (Greek, Gothic, and Latin). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amalasuntha has received more than 161,436 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Amalasuntha is the 154th most popular companion (down from 148th in 2019), the 775th most popular biography from Italy (down from 765th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Italian Companion.

Amalasuntha was most famous for being the mother of Theodoric the Great, who was king of the Ostrogoths. She was also the regent of the Ostrogoths during her son's minority.

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Among companions, Amalasuntha ranks 154 out of 784Before her are Charlotte of Savoy, Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria, Claude of France, Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland, and Olga Constantinovna of Russia. After her are Arsinoe II, Marie Henriette of Austria, Clementia of Hungary, Margaret of Provence, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, and Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland.

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Among people born in 495, Amalasuntha ranks 2Before her is Chlodomer. After her are Olympiodorus the Younger, and Antonina. Among people deceased in 535, Amalasuntha ranks 2Before her is Pope John II. After her is Narasimhagupta.

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Among people born in Italy, Amalasuntha ranks 775 out of 5,161Before her are Ferruccio Busoni (1866), Charles Martel of Anjou (1271), Lucius Cornelius Cinna (-135), Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397), Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778), and Giovanni Paisiello (1740). After her are Italo Balbo (1896), Agostino Carracci (1557), Vannozza dei Cattanei (1442), Mina (1940), Maria Luisa of Spain (1745), and Lorenzo Lotto (1480).


Among companions born in Italy, Amalasuntha ranks 16Before her are Maria Luisa of Parma (1751), Bianca Maria Sforza (1472), Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (1685), Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772), Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688), and Margherita of Savoy (1851). After her are Clementia of Hungary (1293), Julia (-76), Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies (1806), Faustina the Elder (105), Vibia Sabina (86), and Rachele Mussolini (1890).