Lombards

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Lombard rule at its greatest extent

The Lombards or Longobards were a Germanic people who ruled most of the Italian Peninsula from 568 to 774, when the Lombard Kingdom was conquered by the Franks. Lombard nobles continued to rule southern parts of the Italian peninsula, well into the 11th century, when they were conquered by the Normans. The regional name Lombardy derives from their name.

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