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The Lentienses (German Lentienser), has been an alamannic Tribe, located in the region between the river Danube in the north, the river Iller in the west and the Lake Constance in the south in today’s south Germany. The Lentienses were mentioned twice by the roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus (330-395) only. They have reported to be one of the most rebelling tribe in this days.
Secondly the Lentienses were mentioned in the year 378 when they have cross frozen Rhine, invading Roman Empire. Later the Lentienses are defeated by the roman emperor Gratianus in the Battle of Argentovaria (modern Colmar in Elsass) and Priarius their felt during the battle. This battle has been the last campaing of any roman emperor behind the Limes area right side of the river Rhine. This is also the last time the name Lentienses has been mentioned in historic documents.
The roman name Lentienes has been formed from the name of the celtic village Lentia and today a region north of the Lace Constance is named Linzgau .
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