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Isidore of Seville
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Born at Cartagena, Spain, about 570 CE; died in Seville on Apr 4, 636 CE.

When Isidore was born, Spain was under Visigothic rule for over a century. The Roman province of Hispania had been invaded by Alans, Sueves, and Vandals in 409 CE; the Romans continued to control the northeastern province of Tarraconensis; the rest was under the influence of the Suevi, Alans, and Vandals. In 456 CE, under Theodoric II (453–466 CE), the Visigoths invaded Spain. Theodoric’s forces did not con…

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Boddens Hosang, F.J. Elizabeth, “Isidore of Seville”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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