Visigothic Kingdom

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Kingdom of the Visigoths
Regnum Gothorum
418–c. 721
Tremissis depicting Liuvigild (568–586) of Visigothic Kingdom
Tremissis depicting Liuvigild (568–586)
Greatest extent of the Visigothic Kingdom, c. 500 (Total extension shown in orange. Territory lost after Battle of Vouillé shown in light orange).
Greatest extent of the Visigothic Kingdom, c. 500 (Total extension shown in orange. Territory lost after Battle of Vouillé shown in light orange).
Capital
Common languages
Religion
GovernmentMonarchy
King 
• 415–418
Wallia
• 418–451
Theodoric I
• 466–484
Euric
• 484–507
Alaric II
• 511–526
Theodoric the Great
• 568–586
Liuvigild
• 586–601
Reccared
• 612–621
Sisebut
• 621–631
Swintila
• 649–672
Recceswinth
• 694–710
Wittiza
• 710–711
Roderic
• 714 – c. 721
Ardo
History 
410
• Established
418
451
507
• Annexation of the Suebic Kingdom
585
• Conquest of Byzantine Spania
624
• Battle of Guadalete and Umayyad conquest of Toledo
711
• Umayyad occupation of
Septimania
c. 721
Area
484[3]500,000 km2 (190,000 sq mi)
580[3]600,000 km2 (230,000 sq mi)
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Labarum.svg Western Roman Empire
Kingdom of the Suebi
Umayyad Caliphate
Kingdom of Asturias

The Visigothic Kingdom was a kingdom in what is now the southwest of France and the Iberian Peninsula from the 5th to the 8th centuries.

It was created when Visigoths under King Wallia entered the province of Gallia Aquitania. The Kingdom extended when they conquered Hispania.

References[change | change source]

  1. Following the death of Amalaric (531). See: S. J. B. Barnish, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Social Stress, The Ostrogoths from the migration period to the sixth century: an ethnographic perspective (Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2007), p. 369.
  2. Capital of the Visigothic kingdom by the end of the reign of Athanagild (died 567). See: Collins, Roger. Visigothic Spain, 409–711 (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004), p. 44.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Taagepera, Rein (1979). "Size and Duration of Empires: Growth-Decline Curves, 600 B.C. to 600 A.D.". Social Science History. 3 (3/4): 126. doi:10.2307/1170959. JSTOR 1170959.