Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online

Get access

Isidore of Seville
(4,341 words)

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…

Cite this page
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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00001716>
First published online: 2018



▲   Back to top   ▲