These kings and leaders – with the exception of Fritigern and possibly Alavivus
– were pagans.
Alavivus (c. 376), rebel against Valens
Fritigern (c. 376–c. 380), rebel against Athanaric and Valens
These kings were Arians (followers of the theological teaching of Arius).
tended to succeed their fathers or close relatives on the throne and thus
constitute a dynasty, the Balti.
Alaric I (395–410)
Theodoric I (419–451)
Theodoric II (453–466)
Alaric II (484–507)
Theoderic the Great (511–526), regent
The Visigothic monarchy took on a completely elective character with the fall of
the Balti, but the monarchy remained
Arian until Reccared I converted in 587 (Hermenegild
had also converted earlier).
Only a few sons succeeded their fathers to the
throne in this period.
Agila I (549–554)
Liuva I (568–572), only ruled in Narbonensis from 569
Liuvigild (569–586), ruled only south of the Pyrenees until 572
Hermenegild (580–585), sub-king in Baetica
Reccared I (580–601), son, sub-king in Narbonensis until 586, first Catholic
Segga (586–587), rebel
Argimund (589–590), rebel
Liuva II (601–603), son
Reccared II (621), son
Reccimer (626–631), son and associate
Iudila (632–633), rebel
Recceswinth (649–672), son, initially co-king
Froia (653), rebel
Hilderic (672), rebel
Paul (672–673), rebel
Suniefred (693), rebel
Wittiza (694–710), son, initially co-king or sub-king in Gallaecia
Roderic (710–711), only in Lusitania and Carthaginiensis
Agila II (711–714), only in Tarraconensis and Narbonensis
Oppas (712), perhaps in opposition to Roderic and Agila II
Ardo (714–721), only in Narbonensis