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ATHANAGILD (d. $47)

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 825 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ATHANAGILD (d. $47) became king of the Visigoths (in Spain) in 534, having invoked the aid of the emperor Justinian for his revolt against his predecessor Agila. Athanagild, when him-self king, vainly tried to oust his late allies from the footing which ;825 they had gained in Spain, nor were the Greeks finally expelled from Spain till seventy years later. Athanagild himself is chiefly remembered for the tragic fortunes of his daughters Brunechildis and Gavleswintha, who married two Frankish brother kings, Sigebert and Chilperic. Athanagild died (" peacefully," as the annalist remarks) in 547.
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