Small Iberia 560 Small Iberia 586 Active Iberia 700
Iberia 700
Visigothic Kingdom
Regnum Visigothorum
[1] / Gutþiuda Þiudinassus [2]
Capital Tletum (Toledo)
Language(s) Latin
Religion Roman Catholic
Government Monarchy
Currency Solidus = 3 Tremissis
Territories taken from

Gr byz04 Byzantine Empire

  1. Latin
  2. Gothic
Name Reigned Comments
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.


  • Witteric, commander of a Visigothic army against the Byzantines, uses his troops to strike at the king Liuva II, deposing him and have him condemned and executed.


  • A faction of Catholic nobles assassinate Witteric and proclaim Gundemar king of the Visigoths.


  • After a massive expedition against the Byzantines, Sisebut conquers Málaga.


  • After the death of Sisebut, his young son Recared succeed him, but his premature death allows his maternal half-uncle the strongman and general Suintila to accede to the throne.


  • Carthago Spartaria is conquered and destroyed by Suintila. It will be reconstructed 50 years later.


  • The entire province of Spania is in Visigothic hands save the Balearic Islands.



  • Chindasuinth, commander of the frontier with the Basques, commence a rebellion, being proclaimed king by a convention of nobles and the people at Pampalica (probably modern Pampliega) without the support of the church.


  • January 20: Recceswinth, son of Chindasuinth, is crowned co-king in an attempd to establish a hereditary monarchy. The associate-son is from this date until Chindasuinth death the true ruler of the Visigoths, in name of his father.


  • Some weeks after ascending the throne, Wamba have to face a revolt from Hilderic, governor of Nîmes, who had himself aspired to the kingship. Wamba send Flavius Paulus, an Hispano-Roman duke, to put down the hostilities, but upon his arrival at Narbonne, Flavius Paulus become a rebel himself, being elected king by his army and joined by Hilderic and his followers.
  • Flavius Paulus send emissaries to the Basques, inciting them to rebellion, which forces Wamba to personally lead an army into the western Pyrenees and reduce the Basques to submission.
  • Flavius Paulus is crowned by his supporters. The Visigothic cities in Gaul and a large part of northeastern Hispania come over to Paulus' side. Nobles opposed to Wamba organize large units to fight the royal armies in the field.
  • Wamba marches into the Narbonensis and Tarraconensis regions, the center of the revolt, and in a few days turns most of the cities back to his side.


  • Paulus surrender in Narbonne, ending the rebellion.


  • While on the verge of death, Wamba is forced to retire from the kingship, even though he recovers, and enter a monastery. Erwig is appointed as his successor.


  • November 14: After falling seriously ill, Erwig proclaims his son-in-law Ergica as his heir and retires to a monastery as a penitent.


  • Ergica associate his son Wittiza to the throne, even though he is a minor.


  • November, 15 or 24 - Wittiza is annointed king, co-ruling with his father Ergica.

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