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Liuvigild (Balthes) Visigoths (abt. 0525 - 0586)

Liuvigild (Liuvigild I) "King of Hispania and Septimania, King of Galicia" Visigoths formerly Balthes
Born about in Barcelons, Visigothic Empire, Spainmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Toledo, Visigoth Empire, Spainmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Aug 2012
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Alias: Liuvigild, Leuvigild, Leovigild (Gothic: Liubagilds), or Leovigildo (Spanish and Portuguese)[1]

b. c.525[2]

d. c.586 Toledo[3]



568 - 21 Apr 586: Visigothic King of Hispania and Septimania[4]

from 585: king of Galicia[5]


m.1 (550/5) UNKNOWN. Issue: 2 sons[6][7]

  • Hermenegild (d. 13 Apr 585)[8]
  • Reccared (c. 559–601)[9]

m.2 Gosvinta "Goiswintha" (widow of Athanagild)[10]


Old Notes


Rey de los Visigodos 573, fallecido en 586 en Toledo. Casó en 1ªnp con:

TEODOSIA, hija del Duque Severiano de Cartagena. Padres de:

1.- San Hermenegildo, sigue la línea.

2.- Recaredo, Rey de los Visigodos 595, fallecido en VI-601. En 1ªnp casó con Baddo. Casó en 2ªnp en 594 con Chlodoswintha. C/s.

En 2ªnp casó con:

GOSWINDA, viuda del Rey Atanagildo 555-67.

Casa real de los godos: Reyes de los visigodos <>

Married #1 Theodosia, the mother of his sons, and #2 Goswinda, widow of Athangild.

Birth: Marne
Death: APR 586 Toledo


Also called Leodegild. Leovigild I, King of Spain was born circa 512. He was the son of N. N. the Visigoth. He married Theodosia of Cartagena, daughter of Severinus of Cartagena and Theodora, before 555; His 1st. He married Goiswinth (?) circa 567; Her 2nd (widowed). "Atanagildo rege in Spania defuncto, Leuva cum Leuvildo fratre regnum assumunt." He expelled the (Roman) imperial civil servants and attempted to unify the Spanish Peninsula, ending the Roman Empire in Spain between 568 and 586. He was took Leon and Zamora from the Suebi in the northwest in 569. King of the Visigoths in Spain, between 569 and 586. He was took Córdoba from the Byzantines in the south between 571 and 572. He was defeated the Suebi and annexed their kingdom in 581. He was wrested Seville from the Byzantines between 581 and 583. He was attacked by the relatives of Ingund, his rebellious sons Merovingian wife, for on a pretext of avenging her treatment, the Frankish kings Childebert II and Guntram attacked Septimania and sent a fleet to help the Suebi, circa June 585. He died circa April 586 in Toledo, Spain. Died the last Arian Ruler in Visigoth Spain. Children of Leovigild I, King of Spain and Theodosia of Cartagena: Hermenegild II "the Holy"+ b. c 555, d. 13 Apr 585 Reccared I, King of Spain+ b. c 559, d. Jun 601


Collins, Roger (2005). La España visigoda, 409–711. Barcelona: Crítica. ISBN 84-8432-636-5.

Thompson, E.A. (2007). Los godos en España. Alianza: Serie Humanidades. ISBN 978-84-206-6169-8.

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