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Author(s): Mawdsley, Harry
Hermenegild (d. 585 CE) was a Visigothic prince born sometime during the mid-6th century CE. He was the son of King Leovigild (r. 568–586 CE) of the Visigoths (Goths) and his unnamed first wife, and the elder brother of King Reccared I (r. 586–601 CE). Nothing is known of Hermenegild’s childhood or education. The first datable event of his life occurred in 573 CE, when he and his brother were made co-regents with their father (Joh. Bicl. Chron. a.573.5). Neither Hermenegild nor Reccared was given any territorial responsibilities at this stage, but they may have participa…
Date: 2020-04-14