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Visigothic Kingdom
Regnum Visigothorum
[1] / Gutþiuda Þiudinassus [2]

418 - 721
Capital Tolosa (Toulouse): 418 - 507
Vicus Julii (Aire-sur-l'Adour): 466 - 507 (alternately with Tolosa)
Barcino (Barcelona): 508 - 526
Narbo (Narbonne): 526 - 531
Barcino (Barcelona): 531 - 549
Tletum (Toledo): 549 - 721
Language(s) Latin [3], Gothic [4]
Religion Arianism, Roman Catholic (conversion in 587)
Government
- First King
- Last King
Monarchy
Wallia (415 - 419)
Ardo (714 - 721)
Currency Solidus = 3 Tremissis
Preceded by Western Roman Empire flag - Thumb Western Roman Empire (settlement in 418, last territories conquested in 472)
Suebic flag Suebic Kingdom (conquested from 456 to 585)
Succeeded by Flag of Asturias Kingdom of Asturias (founded by Visigothic nobles in 718)
Umayyad Caliphate Umayyad Caliphate (conquered from 711 to 721)
Frankish Empire Frankish Empire (territories conquered in 507)
  1. Latin
  2. Gothic
  3. The Visigothic quickly adopted the Latin as the official language.
  4. Spoken among elite until 589.
No Map Small Iberia 560 Small Iberia 586 Small Iberia 700

RulersEdit


TimelinesEdit

6th CenturyEdit

Iberia Rulers 500s

7th CenturyEdit

Iberia Rulers 600s

KingsEdit

Balti dynastyEdit

Alaric, a Balth, led his people to the sacking of Rome in 410 and founded a dynasty that would come to rule much of Roman Gaul for a century and all of Roman Hispania for longer, establishing a kingdom in the latter that would last until early in the eighth century.

Name Reigned Comments
Alaric I 395 - 410 Proclaimed king after the division of the Roman Empire issue.
Athaulf 410 - 415 Brother-in-law of Alaric.
Sigeric 415 Not a member of the Balti dynasty. Only reigned for 7 days.
Wallia 415 - 418 Founded the Visigothic Kingdom.
Theodoric I 418 - 451 Illegitimate son of Alaric or his son-in-law.
Thorismund 451 - 453 Son of Theodoric I. Murdered by his brother Theodoric II.
Theodoric II 453 - 466 Son of Theodoric I. Murdered by his brother Euric.
Euric 466 - 484 Son of Theodoric I.
Alaric II 484 - 507 Son of Euric. Last king of the Visigothic Kingdom of Toulouse.
Gesalec 507 - 511 Illegitimate son of Alaric II. Deposed by Theodoric the Great.
Theodoric the Great 511 - 526 King of the Ostrogoths, he was regent of his grandson Amalaric.
Amalaric 526 - 531 Son of Alaric II and half-brother of Gesalec.

Non-Balti kingsEdit

The Visigothic monarchy took on a completely elective character with the fall of the Balti, but the monarchy remained Arian until Reccared converted in 587. Only a few sons succeeded their fathers to the throne in this period.

Name Reigned Comments
Theudis 531 – 548 Former commander of Theodoric the Great.
Theudigisel 548 – 549 Leading general of Theudis.
Agila I 549 – 554
Athanagild 554 – 567 Rebel in 551, sole king after 554.
Liuva I 568 – 572 Co-king with Liuvigild after 569
Liuvigild 569 – 586 Brother of Liuva I, co-king until 572
* Hermenegild 580 – 585 Usurper. Reigned in Baetica.
Reccared I 586 – 601 Son of Liuvigild. First Catholic king.
Liuva II 601 – 603 Son of Reccared I.
Witteric 603 – 610 Arian king, deposed Liuva II.
Gundemar 610 – 612 Acclaimed king by the Catholic nobles.
Sisebut 612 – 621
Reccared II 621 Son of Sisebut
Suintila 621 – 631 Son of Reccared I.
Sisenand 631 – 636 Overthrew Suintila.
Chintila 636 – 640
Tulga 640 – 642 Son of Chintila.
Chindasuinth 642 – 653 Deposed Chintila.
Recceswinth 649 – 672 Son of Chindasuinth. Initially co-king.
Wamba 672 – 680 Son of Recceswinth.
Erwig 680 – 687 Appointed king by Wamba.
Egica 687 – 702 Brother-in-law of Erwig.
Wittiza 700 – 710 Son of Egica. Initially co-king or sub-king in Gallaecia.
Roderic 710 – 711 Only in Lusitania and Carthaginiensis.
Agila II 710 – 714 Only in Tarraconensis and Narbonensis. Sole ruler after 711.
Ardo 714 – 721 Only in Narbonensis.