Burgundians, Or Bnrgnndii, the name of a primitive German race, a branch of the Goths, whose original territory lay between the Oder and the Vistula, from which they were driven out by the Gepidse. They settled between the Main and Neckar, and in A. D. 407, joining the Suevi, Alani, and Vandals, crossed the Rhine under the command of Gunclicar, penetrated into Gaul, settling between the Alps, the Saone, and the Rhone, and established the Burgundian realm, of which Geneva, and subsequently Lyons, was the capital. This lasted till 534, when King Gundemar fell in battle against the Franks, who took possession of Burgundy. Gundicar fell in 436, fighting against the Huns, and was succeeded by his son Gunderic, who was the ally of the Romans in their struggle with Attila. One of his successors, Gundebald, was the author of the Lex Gundebalda. Soon after their arrival in Gaul the Burgundians became Arian Christians, but Sigismund, the son and successor of Gundebald, embraced Catholicism.