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Saint Hermenegild or Ermengild (died 13 April 585; Spanish: San Hermenegildo; Latin: Hermenegildus, from Gothic *Airmana-gild, "immense tribute"), was the son of king Liuvigild of the Visigothic Kingdom in the Iberian Peninsula and southern France. He fell out with his father in 579, then revolted the following year. During his rebellion, he converted from Arianism to Chalcedonian Christianity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermenegild has received more than 75,404 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Hermenegild is the 832nd most popular religious figure (down from 774th in 2019), the 346th most popular biography from Spain (down from 310th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Spanish Religious Figure.

Hermanegild was the son of King Leovigild and the brother of King Recared. He was the first Visigoth king to convert to Catholicism.

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Among religious figures, Hermenegild ranks 832 out of 2,272Before him are Angela of Foligno, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo, Paul of Samosata, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, and Giuseppe Moscati. After him are Stanislaus Kostka, Leonardo Boff, Heinrich Bullinger, Odile of Alsace, Benedict of Aniane, and Fatimah bint Musa.

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Among people born in 564, Hermenegild ranks 1 Among people deceased in 585, Hermenegild ranks 2Before him is Tristan. After him is Emperor Bidatsu.

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Among people born in Spain, Hermenegild ranks 346 out of 2,595Before him are Priscillian (340), Carmen Maura (1945), Rosalía de Castro (1837), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado (1643), and Fernando Alonso (1981). After him are Joan of Navarre, Queen of England (1368), Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (1832), Fernando Arrabal (1932), Ernesto Valverde (1964), Bernardino de Sahagún (1499), and Peter I of Aragon and Pamplona (1068).


Among religious figures born in Spain, Hermenegild ranks 25Before him are Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros (1436), Raymond of Penyafort (1175), Isidore the Laborer (1080), Antipope Clement VIII (1370), Priscillian (340), and Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado (1643). After him are Diego de Landa (1524), John of Ávila (1500), Peter of Alcantara (1499), Junípero Serra (1713), Peter of Saint Joseph de Betancur (1626), and Eulalia of Barcelona (290).