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Tato (died 510) was an early 6th century king of the Lombards. He was the son of Claffo and a king of the Lething Dynasty. According to Procopius, the Lombards were subject and paid tribute to the Heruli during his reign. In 508, he fought with King Rodulf of the Heruli, who was slain. This was a devastating blow to the Heruli and augmented the power of the Lombards. According to Paul the Deacon, the war started because Tato's daughter Rumetrada murdered Rodulf's brother.

Tato was murdered by his nephew Wacho in 510.

Tato (name)

Tato is a given name and surname used independently in Romance languages and Georgian. A list of notable persons with the name:

Tato (disambiguation)

Tato was a 6th-century king of the Lombards.

Tato may also refer to:

Usage examples of "tato".

In fact, Il Duca and Tato are drawn from life, although they did not have their mountain lair so near to Taormina as I have ventured to locate it.

As yet no sign of human life had he observed since Tato had disappeared, although a few cows were standing in a green meadow and some goats scrambled among the loose rocks at the further end of the enclosure.

It was the first time he had seen Tato since the child had lured him through the tunnel.

But there is no means of escape from this place except by the passage through the rocks, which passage only three people know the secret of opening--Il Duca himself, the child Tato, and the old Duchessa.

I captured him they would accuse me of his death, and even Tato might be made to suffer.

Of my own free will and accord I will make a present to Tato of fifty thousand dollars, and she shall have it for her dowry when she marries.

With the words she lifted Tato high above her head and turned toward the pit--that terrible cleft in the rocks which was believed to have no bottom.

But either the brigand wavered between his loyalty to the Duke or the Duchessa, or he feared to injure Tato, for he hesitated to obey and the moments were precious.

The woman collapsed and fell, dropping Tato at her feet, where they both tottered at the edge of the pit.

Return with it to Taormina and give it secretly to the boy Tato, who will bring it to me.

Kenneth was not an expert detective, but he had managed to keep Tato in sight without being suspected by her.

Then he took courage to look again, and observed the house, on the porch of which stood Tato engaged in earnest conversation with a tall, dark Sicilian.

Patsy accompanied their cousin and the lawyer to the sitting-room, where presently Tato came to them.

Kneeling down, the youth grasped Tato by both wrists and lowered her body over the edge of the rock so that her feet just touched a little ledge beneath.

They lost no time in getting the brigands between themselves and the mouth of the tunnel, and then Kenneth gently drew Tato to a place beside him and assisted her to clamber down the path.