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The Battle of VouillÃ© was fought in the northern marches of Visigothic territory,
at VouillÃ© near Poitiers (Gaul), in the spring of 507 between the Franks commanded
by Clovis and the Visigoths commanded by Alaric II.
Clovis' army was slowed by a rain-swollen Vienne river, yet his forces were able to engage the Visigoths south of VouillÃ©.
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With his missile troops stationed at the rear of his army, Clovis sent the rest of the army forward to fight hand-to-hand with the Visigoths.
During the melÃ©e Clovis allegedly killed the Visigothic king Alaric, whereupon the Visigothic army broke and fled
After Clovis' success in this battle, the Byzantine emperor Anastasius made him an honorary consul and patrician
The battle forced the Visigoths to retreat to Septimania, which they continued to hold, while the success at VouillÃ©
allowed the Franks to control the southwestern part of France and capture Toulouse. Alaric's illegitimate son Gesalec
tried to organize a counterstrike at Narbonne, but he was deposed and ultimately killed when Narbonne
was taken by Burgundian allies of the Franks.