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  St. Hermengild - Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon
Leovigild, the Arian King of the Visigoths (569-86), had two sons, Hermengild and Reccared, by his first marriage with the Catholic Princess Theodosia.
Leovigild's second wife, Goswintha, a fanatical Arian, hated her daughter-in-law and sought by ill-treatment to force her to abandon the Catholic Faith.
Hermengild sought refuge in a church at Cordova, whence he was enticed by the false promises of Leovigild, who stripped him in camp of his royal raiment and banished him to Valencia (584).
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  Leovigild - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Leovigild and his brother were declared co-kings in 568 after a short period of anarchy which followed the death of King Athanagild, whose widow, Goisvintha, he married, his first wife, Theodosia, mother of his sons, having died.
Leovigild also ousted the Germanic Suevi from their strongholds at Léon and Zamora, thus enlarging his kingdom to the north and west as well, but for another generation the Eastern Roman emperor retained a base in southeastern Spain, which retained its old Roman name of Hispania Baetica.
During Leovigild's reign, Leander, an Ibero-Roman who was Catholic bishop of Seville, together with the princess Ingunthis, convinced her husband Hermenegild, the eldest son of Leovigild, to convert to Catholic Christianity, and defended the convert in an uprising (583 - 584) that occasioned his father's reprisals.
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 Leovigild -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Leovigild and his brother were declared co-kings in (Click link for more info and facts about 568) 568 after a short period of anarchy which followed the death of King (Click link for more info and facts about Athanagild) Athanagild, whose widow, Goisvintha, he married, his first wife, Theodosia, mother of his sons, having died.
Leovigild began his sole reign of the reunited Visigoth territories by seizing the (A native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire) Byzantine-ruled city of Córdoba, where the Byzantines had recently answered Athanagild's call for help by establishing a stretch of Byzantine territory in the southeast of the Iberian peninsula.
Leovigild further reinforced possibilities of a peaceful future succession, a perennial Visigothic issue, by associating his two sons, Hermenegild and (Click link for more info and facts about Reccared) Reccared, with himself in the kingly office and placing certain regions under their regencies.
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 LEOVIGILD - LoveToKnow Article on LEOVIGILD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
At this time the Visigoths who settled in Spain early in the 5th century were menaced by two powerful enemies, the Suevi who had a small kingdom in the nort-h-west of the peninsula, and the Byzantines who had answered Athanagilds appeal for help by taking possession of a stretch of country in the south-east.
He strengthened the position of his family and provided for the security of his kingdom by associating his two sons, Recared and Hermenegild, with himself in the kingly office and placing parts of the land under their rule.
Leovigild himself was an Arian, being the last of the Visigothic kings to hold that creed; but he was not a bitter foe of the orthodox Christians, although he was obliged to punish them when they conspired against him with his external enemies.
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 Leovigild
Leovigild further reinforced possibilities of a peaceful future succession, a perennial Visigothic issue, by associating his two sons, Hermenegild and Recarred, with himself in the kingly office and placing certain regions under their regencies.
During Leovigild's reign, Leander, an Ibero-Roman who was Catholic bishop of Seville, together with the princess Ingunthis, convinced her husband Hermenegild, the eldest son of Leovigild, to convert to Catholic Christianity, and defended the convert in an uprising (583 - 584 CE) that occasioned his father's reprisals.
Perhaps Leovigild was correct in perceiving Arianism as the bastion of Visigothic kingship.
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 Leovigild. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Leovigild was constantly at war with the Byzantines in S Spain and the Suevi in the north.
At the end of Leovigild’s reign the only non-Visigothic parts of Spain were two small territories of the Byzantine Empire.
Leovigild made important additions to the Visigothic laws (see Germanic laws).
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 St. Leander of Seville - Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon
He assisted the Princess Ingunthis to convert her husband Hermenegild, the eldest son of Leovigild, and defended the convert against his father's cruel reprisals.
Exiled by Leovigild, he withdrew to Byzantium from 579 to 582.
Leovigild put to death his son Hermenegild in 585, and himself died in 589.
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 A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Leovigild embraced and pardoned him within the church, but as soon as he was drawn thence is reported to have ordered him to be despoiled of his royal dress and of his servants (Hist.
Leovigild died in Apr. or May, 586, at Toledo, according to some reports constant to the beliefs in which he had lived, according to others—less trustworthy—a repentant convert to Catholicism, mourning over the unrighteous death of his first-born son.
"Leovigild's reign," says Dahn, "represents the last attempt to maintain the Gothic state in its traditional aspects and character by the strenuous use of all possible weapons against its traditional dangers—war with Catholicism, chastisement of the nobility, reinvigoration of the monarchy, and defence of it against its hostile neighbours" (v.
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 Leovigild - InformationBlast
Leovigild (reigned 569/572 - April 586 CE) was one of the more effective Visigothic kings of Spain, ruling from his capital at Toledo, where he settled towards the end of his reign.
During Leovigild's reign, Leander, an Ibero-Roman who was Catholic archbishop of Seville, converted to Catholicism the princess Ingunthis, who convinced her husband Hermenegild, the eldest son of Leovigild, to convert and defended the convert in an uprising (583 - 584 CE) that occasioned his father's reprisals.
Leovigild had exiled the troublesome archbishop, too, who spent the years before Hermengild's rebellion, 579 to 582, at the court of Byzantium.
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 Leander of Seville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the north, Leovigild struggled to maintain his possessions on the far side of the Pyrenees, where his Merovingian cousins and in-laws cast envious eyes on them and had demonstrated that they would stop at nothing with the murder of Leovigild's sister.
As Bishop he naturally had access to the Catholic Merovingian princess Ingunthis, who had come as a bride for the kingdom's heir, and he worked tirelessly with her to convert her husband Hermenegild, the eldest son of Leovigild, an act of court intrigue that cannot honestly be divorced from a political context.
In 585 Leovigild put to death his intransigent son Hermenegild, who is a martyr and saint of the Roman Catholic Church, and himself died in 589.
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 Leovigild - AOL Research & Learn
He reorganized the administration and assumed a royal pomp that imitated that of the Byzantine court.
Leovigild was constantly at war with the Byzantines in S Spain and the Suevi in the north.
At the end of Leovigild's reign the only non-Visigothic parts of Spain were two small territories of the Byzantine Empire.
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 The History of Seville, Andalusia, Spain
It is speculated that during this period, Seville was witness to the murder of two kings, Teudis and Teudiselus, but the event which shook the Visigoth world to its foundations was a civil war between two religious factions.
Indeed a marble plaque on the tower still reminds the passer-by of the myth, the inscription of which in English would be thus: "Venerate all ye who pass this place for it was considerated by the blood of Hermenegild, King".
With the death of Leovigild, his other son Recared, converted to Catholicism in 589, brought religious and political unity to the Visigoths.
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 Encyclopedia: Leovigild
He was one of the more effective Visigothic kings of Spain, the restorer of Visigothic unity, ruling from his capital newly established at Toledo, where he settled towards the end of his reign.
Liuva I or Leova, jointly with his brother Leovigild, succeeded Athanagild in 568 CE on the throne of the Visigoths.
With loyalties transferred to the local bishop, as both inspiration and the fount of patronage, wider-scale resistance couldn't be coordinated when the Moors threatened in the eighth century, and the bishoprics collapsed one after another.
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 58th Generation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
King Leovigild of the Visigoths "Leodigild" was born 519.
One of Leovigild's sons, Hermenegild, married Ingund, daughter of Brunhild and of the Frankish king Sigebert, and was converted by her to Catholicism.
Leovigild defeated the Suebi, ultimately annexing their kingdom, and after a two-year siege he wrested Sevilla (Seville) from the Byzantines (581to 583).
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 Leovigild - Wikipedia
Leovigild und sein Bruder Liuva waren 568 als Doppelkönige ausgerufen worden.
Leovigild stärkte ferner die Chancen einer friedlichen Erbfolge, einem ewigen westgotischen Problem, indem er seine beiden Söhne Hermenegild und Rekkared I. in seine Regentschaft einband und verschiedene Regionen unter ihre Herrschaft stellte.
Während Leovigilds Regentschaft überzeugte Leander, der ibero-römische katholische Bischof von Sevilla zusammen mit Prinzessin Ingund deren Ehemann Hermenegild, den ältesten Sohn Leovigilds, zum katholischen Christentum zu konvertieren und verteidigte die Konvertierung mit einem Aufstand (583-584), der durch Repressalien Leovigilds ausgelöst wurde.
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 Ingund - Wikipedia
Ingund war seit 579 verheiratet mit Hermenegild, dem Sohn des Königs Leovigild, mit dem sie drei Söhne hatte.
Leovigild hing dem Arianismus an, die Mehrheit seiner Untertanen aber war - wie Ingund auch - katholischen Glaubens.
Leovigild entmachtete seinen Sohn und ließ ihn einkerkern.
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 New Catholic Dictionary: Saint Hermengild   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Son of Leovigild the Visigoth king, a follower of the Arian heresy, he married the Catholic princess of the Franks, and was converted to the faith by Saint Leander, Bishop of Seville.
He took arms against his father in defense of the Catholics; betrayed by the Byzantines, he was captured in 583 by Leovigild who brought him in chains to Toledo, stripped him of his royal garments, and banished him to Valencia.
What his fate was after that is not certain; however, Gregory the Great relates that Leovigild sent an Arian bishop to him on Easter Eve, 585; upon refusing to receive communion from the heretic bishop, Hermengild was beheaded.
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 Leovigild   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Leovigild y su hermano eran co-reyes declarados en 568 después de que un período corto de anarchy que siguió la muerte de rey Athanagild, que viuda, Goisvintha, él casaron, su primera esposa, Theodosia, madre de sus hijos, muriendo.
Leovigild también expulsó el Suevi germánico de sus plazas fuertes en Léon y Zamora, así agrandando su reino el norte y oeste también, pero a para otra generación el emperador romano del este conservó una base en España del sudeste, que conservó su viejo nombre romano de Hispania Baetica.
Leovigild exiled a obispo molesto, también, que pasó los años antes de la rebelión de Hermenegild, 579 a 582, en la corte de Byzantium; la iglesia católica canonized lo como Santo Leander de Sevilla.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Leander of Seville
He assisted the Princess Ingunthis to convert her husband Hermenegild, the eldest son of Leovigild, and defended the convert against his father's cruel reprisals.
Exiled by Leovigild, he withdrew to Byzantium from 579 to 582.
Leovigild put to death his son Hermenegild in 585, and himself died in 589.
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 EARLY GERMANIC LAWS - LoveToKnow Article on EARLY GERMANIC LAWS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Eurics code remained in force among the Visigoths of Spain until the reign of Leovigild (568586), who made a new one, improving upon that of his predecessor.
After the reign of Leovigild the legislation of the Visigoths underwent a transformation.
It comprises 324 constitutions taken from Leovigilds collection, a few of the laws of Reccared and Sisebut, 99 laws of Chindaswinth (642653), and 87 of Recceswinth.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Hermengild
Leovigild, the Arian King of the Visigoths (569-86), had two sons, Hermengild and Reccared, by his first marriage with the Catholic Princess Theodosia.
Leovigild's second wife, Goswintha, a fanatical Arian, hated her daughter-in-law and sought by ill-treatment to force her to abandon the Catholic Faith.
Hermengild sought refuge in a church at Cordova, whence he was enticed by the false promises of Leovigild, who stripped him in camp of his royal raiment and banished him to Valencia (584).
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 Chapter Conversion Of The Barbarians To Christianity. of History of The Decline And Fall of The Roman Empire by Gibbon
Leovigild, the Gothic monarch of Spain, deserved the respect of his enemies, and the love of his subjects; the Catholics enjoyed a free toleration, and his Arian synods attempted, without much success, to reconcile their scruples by abolishing the unpopular rite of a second baptism.
But the hopes of the Catholics were crushed by the active diligence of the monarch who commanded the troops and treasures of Spain; and the guilty Hermenegild, after his vain attempts to resist or to escape, was compelled to surrender himself into the hands of an incensed father.
Leovigild was still mindful of that sacred character; and the rebel, despoiled of the regal ornaments, was still permitted, in a decent exile, to profess the Catholic religion.
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 LEOVIGILD - Online Information article about LEOVIGILD
external dangers alike, however, failed to daunt Leovigild, who may fairly be called the restorer of the Visigothic kingdom.
Leovigild him-self was an Arian, being the last of the Visigothic kings to hold that creed; but he was not a See also:
Sixtus V. About this time Leovigild put an end to the kingdom of the Suevi.
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