Alaric II

Alaric II
biographical name died 507 Visigoth king; issued legal code

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  • ALARIC II° — (485–507), Visigothic king. Alaric II was a strong and prudent ruler of the Visigoths, who had established themselves in Spain and southern France on the breakdown of the western Roman Empire. The Visigoths had adopted Arian Christianity, a form… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Alaric II — roi des Wisigoths (484 507), tué par Clovis à Vouillé …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Alaric II — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Alaric. « Alaricus Rex Gothorum ». Anneau sigillaire d Alaric II. Vienne, Kunsthistorisches Museum. Alaric II est roi des Wisi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alaric II — (d. 507)    Visigothic king of Toulouse (484 507) who traditionally has been seen as a weak and unworthy successor to his great father Euric, but who more recently has been seen as an important and innovative king. Even by traditional estimates,… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • Alaric II — Reign. Alarmed by a summons from Clovis, Alaric imprisoned and repatriated Syagrius back to Clovis I, where he was decapitated.In 506, the Visigoths captured the city of Dertosa in the Ebro valley. There they captured the Roman usurper Peter and… …   Wikipedia

  • Alaric II — ▪ king of Visigoths died 507       king of the Visigoths, who succeeded his father Euric on Dec. 28, 484. He was married to Theodegotha, daughter of Theodoric, the Ostrogothic king of Italy.       His dominions comprised Aquitaine, Languedoc,… …   Universalium

  • ALARIC II. —    king of the Visigoths, whose dominions included all Gaul and most of Spain; defeated by the Franks at Poitiers, and killed by the hand of Clovis, their king, in 567 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Alaric I — ( Alareiks in the original Gothic; Alarik or Alarich in modern Germanic languages; Alaricus in Latin; and Alarico in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish), was likely born about 370 on an island named Peuce (the Fir) at the mouth of the Danube. He… …   Wikipedia

  • Alaric — is a Germanic name that, broken into its parts means Ala everyone s and ric ruler . This has various forms in the several Germanic languages, such as Alareiks in the original Gothic and Alrekr in Old Norse. Most modern Germanic languages render… …   Wikipedia

  • Alaric — [al′ə rik] 1. A.D. 370 410; king of the Visigoths (395? 410): captured Rome (410) 2. Alaric II died A.D. 507; king of the Visigoths (484? 507): issued a code of laws …   English World dictionary

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