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Recceswinth
Recesvinto
King of the Visigoths
Reign 20 January 648 - 672
Co-king with Chindasuinth until his death in 653.
Succession Son of Chindasuinth, is crowned co-king in an attempt to establish a hereditary monarchy. He is from this date until Chindasuinth death the true ruler of the Visigoths, in name of his father. [1]
Predecessor Chindasuinth
Successor Wamba
Alternative Names Reccesuinth, Recceswint, Reccaswinth or Recdeswinth
Reccesvinthus (Lat.), Recesvinto (Span. Port.)
Issue Wamba
Died 672
Died of natural causes in Gérticos (modern Wamba, near Valladolid). [2]
Religion Catholicism


Regnal Titles
Preceeded by
Chindasuinth
King of the Visigoths
648 - 672
co-king with Chindasuinth (648 - 653)
Succeeded by
Wamba

BibliographyEdit

  • Dietrich Claude, Adel, Kirche und Königtum im Westgotenreich, Sigmaringen, 1971
  • Yves Bonnaz, Chroniques asturiennes, Paris 1987

ReferencesEdit

  1. Claude 1971, p. 131-133
  2. Bonnaz 1987, p. 107