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Suebic (Suevic) Kingdom

The Suebic Kingdom was established during the reign of Hermeric after the invasion in today’s Galicia and northern Portugal in 410. Hermeric abdicated in 438 in favor of his son Rechila who conquered Merida in 439 and Seville in 441. Afterwards Suebi turned northwards and captured Ebro valley and Lerida.

Location of the Suebic Kingdom

Location of the Suebic Kingdom

Suebic territorial expansion disturbed the Roman Emperor Avitus who persuaded the Visigoths to attack the Suebic Kingdom. In alliance with the Burgundians and the Franks, the Visigoths defeated the Suebi near Astroga in 456. The Suebic Kingdom was severely weakened by the defeat at Astroga but it retained itself until 585 when it was finally conquered by the Visigoths.
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