Athalaric was born in 516 A.D. and died #onthisday in histoy 2nd October 534 A.D. he was the King of the Ostrogoths in Italy between 526-534 A.D. He was the son of the Eutharic and Amalasunatha. His parternal grandfather was Theoderic the great, he was on the throne when he died.

Athatalaric was young at the age of ten when he ascended the throne, his mother was the regency Amalasunatha. His mother educated him in the Roman traditions, but the Gothic pressured her to raise him in their own ways. Due to this Athalaric drank in heavy quantities and partook in vicious excesses of the activities.