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Information about reign: King Witteric

CountryVisigothic Kingdom
FromDecember 603
ToApril 610
Personal InformationKing Witteric of the Visigoths (565 - 610)
Description

Witteric (in Spanish Witerico, in Portuguese and Galician Viterico) was Visigothic King of Hispania, Septimania and Galicia from 603 to 610.

In April 610, a faction of Catholic nobles assassinated him during a banquet, and had his body dragged ignominiously through the streets (Witteric was buried without honor). The nobles then proclaimed Gundemar, duke of Narbonne, king.