(Lat. Theodoricus; Ger. Dietrich; ca. 454526). The Great; b. Pannonia; succeeded his father ca. 474 as king of Ostrogoths; invaded It. 488, completing conquest by 493. Called Dietrich von Bern (Theodoric of Verona) in Teutonic legends. Used as example of fable by M. Luther (e.g., LC, Longer Preface, 11).
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