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Leowigild
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Visigoth king, AD 568-86. Elevated to king of the territories in Spain in 569 after the death of Athanagild (568) by the latter's successor, his brother Liuwa. L. married Athanagild's widow Goisuntha in his second marriage. After the crisis, which had prevailed since c. 550, he united the majority of Spain under Gothic rule by 579. After Liuwa's death in 573 [3. 40], L. reigned alone and established his sons from his first marriage, Hermenegild and Reccared, as co-regents. In 579, L. married Hermenegild to Ingundis (daught…

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Lütkenhaus, Werner (Marl), “Leowigild”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e701710>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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