Giselher of Burgundy

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Giselher is a king of Burgundy in the Nibelungenlied, brother to kings Gunther and Gernot. Historically, these correspond to three sons of king Gebicca, Gundomar, Gislaharius (Giselher) and Gundaharius (Gunther), who ruled the Burgundians in the 410s. His name means "pledged warrior".

In the Nibelungenlied, he is betrothed to Dietlind, the daughter of Count Rüdiger of Bechelaren, he died sometime before 436. He was likely the second son of Gebicca, not the third as is reported in the Nibelungenlied, he was succeeded by his brother Gundaharius.

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Preceded by
Gundomar I
King of Burgundy
411 – ?
Succeeded by