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Information about reign: King Tulga

CountryVisigothic Kingdom
From640
To642
Personal InformationKing Tulga of the Visigoths (unknown - )
Description

Tulga or Tulca (Gothic: Tulga; living 642) was Visigothic King of Hispania, Septimania and Galicia from 640 to 642, if his father died in December 640, as some sources state (although some sources have his rule beginning as early as 639 or ending as early as 641). He came after his father Chintila in another vain attempt to establish dynastic kingship.

In 642, Chindasuinth, a Gothic warlord, who may have been as old as 79, commenced a rebellion. He had command of the frontier with the Basques. He saw the crown's weakness and a convention of nobles (landholding Goths) and the people (other Gothic inhabitants) at Pampalica (probably modern Pampliega) proclaimed him king without the support of the church.