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Hermenegild (d. 585 CE) was a Visigothic prince born sometime during the mid-6th century CE. He was the son of King Leovigild (r. 568–586 CE) of the Visigoths (Goths) and his unnamed first wife, and the elder brother of King Reccared I (r. 586–601 CE). Nothing is known of Hermenegild’s childhood or education. The first datable event of his life occurred in 573 CE, …

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Mawdsley, Harry, “Hermenegild”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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