Arechis II died #onthisday 26th August 787 A.D.. He was a Duke of Benevento which was situated in Southern Italy. Arechis was thought to have expanded Beneventos into the influence of Italy which was still under the position of Byzantine Control, but he also had to defend against Charlemagne who had conquered Northern Italy.
Arechis was the Duke of Southern Italy, when Charlemagne conquered the Northern Italian Lombard Kingdom 774 A.D.
He refused to submit to the wiles of Charlemagne who made himself King of the Lombards.
By the eighth century standards, Adelperga and Arechis were notable patrons of culture and art..