The Burgundians first settled in the Rhine Valley as Roman foederati at the beginning of the 5th century and established a kingdom. Incessant struggles with the Roman Empire forced the Romans to turn to the Huns to intervene against the Burgundian Kingdom. In 437, the Huns decisively defeated the Burgundians who left the Rhine Valley and settled in today’s borderlands between Switzerland, France and Italy in 442. The Burgundian Kingdom reached its height during reign of Gundobad (480-516) but came to an end shortly after his death. The Burgundians were decisively defeated by the Franks in the Battle at Autun in 534. Burgundian territory was incorporated into the Frankish Kingdom and the Burgundian Kingdom ceased to exist as an independent kingdom.