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Almaric of Spain, King of Visigoths

Almaric of Spain, King of Visigoths

Male Abt 505 - 531  (~ 26 years)

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  • Name Almaric of Spain  
    Suffix King of Visigoths 
    Born Abt 505  Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Amalaric 
    Died 531 

      «b»Amalaric«/b», or in «u»Spanish «/u» and «u»Portuguese «/u», «i»Amalarico«/i», (502«u»[1]«/u» \endash 531) was a son of king «u»Alaric II «/u» and of Theodegotho, daughter of «u»Theodoric the Great «/u» and his first wife. Amalaric was himself king of the «u»Visigoths «/u» from 526 till he was assassinated in 531.
      He was a child when his father fell in battle against «u»Clovis I «/u», king of the «u»Franks «/u», in 507. «u»Gesalec «/u» was chosen king and the child Amalaric was carried for safety into «u»Hispania «/u». After Gesalec was killed in 511, the country and «u»Provence «/u» was thenceforth ruled by Amalaric's maternal grandfather, «u»Theodoric «/u» the Ostrogoth, acting through his vice regent, «u»Theudis «/u», an Ostrogothic nobleman. In 522 the young Amalaric was proclaimed king, and four years later, on Theodoric's death, he assumed full royal power in Hispania and that part of «u»Languedoc «/u» called «u»Septimania «/u», relinquishing «u»Provence «/u» to his cousin «u»Athalaric «/u». He married «u»Chrotilda «/u», daughter of «u»Clovis I «/u»; but his disputes with her, he being an «u»Arian «/u» and she a «u»Catholic «/u», brought on him the penalty of a Frankish invasion by «u»Childebert I «/u», king of «u»Paris «/u». Amalaric was defeated at «u»Narbonne «/u» in 531 and retreated behind the walls of «u»Barcelona «/u», where he was assassinated by his own troops.
    Person ID I61288  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2009 

    Father Alaric (Alarich) II, King of the Visigoths,   b. Abt 458,   d. 507, Vouillé Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Theodegotho,   b. Abt 473,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F551617546  Group Sheet

    Family Chrotilda, Princess of Franks,   b. Abt 507, Rheims, Marne, Loire-Atlantique, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 531  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F551617542  Group Sheet

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