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Witteric, Visigothic King of Hispania, Septimania and Galici

Male - 610

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  • Name Witteric  
    Suffix Visigothic King of Hispania, Septimania and Galici 
    Gender Male 
    Acceded 603 
    King of Hispania, Septimania and Galicia 
    Died Apr 610 

      «b»Witteric«/b» (in «u»Spanish «/u» «i»Witerico«/i», in «u»Portuguese «/u» and «u»Galician «/u» «i»Viterico«/i») was «u»Visigothic «/u» «u»King «/u» of «u»Hispania «/u», «u»Septimania «/u» and «u»Galicia «/u» from «u»603 «/u» to «u»610 «/u».
      In the spring of 602, the «u»Goth «/u» Witteric, one of the conspirators with Sunna de Mérida to reestablish «u»Arianism «/u» in «u»589 «/u», was given command of the army with the job of repulsing the «u»Byzantines «/u». From this position of power at the head of the army, he surrounded himself with confidantes. When it came time to expel the Byzantines, Witteric instead used his troops to strike at the king (Spring 603). In invading the royal palace and deposing the young king, «u»Liuva II «/u», he counted on the support of a faction of nobles in opposition to the dynasty of «u»Leovigild «/u». A large fraction of the Visigothic population could always be relied upon to oppose dynastic rule. Witteric cut off the king's right hand and later had him condemned and executed (Summer 603).
    Person ID I61312  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2009 

     1. Ermenberga,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F551617560  Group Sheet