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Euric I, King of Toulouse

Male Abt 420 - 484  (~ 64 years)

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  • Name Euric I  
    Suffix King of Toulouse 
    Born Abt 420 
    Gender Male 
    Died Jul 484 

      King of a great Visigothic realm (usually called the kingdom of Toulouse) in the western part of the Roman Empire that included what is now southwestern France (south of the Loire and west of the Rhône) and most of Spain. He is best known for the code of law that bears his name, the Code of Euric.

      Euric ascended the throne after assassinating his brother, King Theodoric II, at the Visigothic capital of Toulouse. He ruled as a federate of the Roman Empire until 475, when he withdrew and became an independent king. He continued to defy Roman authority by extending his boundaries in Gaul and on the Iberian Peninsula for the remainder of his reign. His forces built fortifications at several key locations throughout the empire. Those at the ancient city of Carcassonne in southwestern France are among the finest remains of medieval ramparts in Europe.

      The code of law that Euric had Roman jurists compile for his use was memorable in that it acknowledged the rights of his Roman as well as his Gothic subjects. The palimpsest manuscript of the code is preserved in Paris.
    Person ID I60459  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Father Theoderid I,   b. Abt 390,   d. 24 Jun 451  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Mother Amalaberga,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F551617547  Group Sheet

    Family Ragnachilde,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Alaric (Alarich) II, King of the Visigoths,   b. Abt 458,   d. 507, Vouillé Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F551616925  Group Sheet