Breoghan, King of Galicia

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Breoghan, King of Galicia

Also Known As: "Brigus"
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Birthplace: Galicia,Iberia
Death: Died in Galicia, Spain
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Son of Brath, King of Gothia and NN . NN
Husband of NN . daughter of Breoghan, of Galicia
Father of Bilé mac Breoghain, King of Galicia and Ithe

Occupation: Prince, King of Galacia, Andalusia, Murcia, Castile and Portugal
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Breoghan, King of Galicia

Breoghan (or Brigus) was king of Galicia, Andalusia, Murcia, Castile, and Portugal—all of which he conquered. He built Breoghan's Tower or Brigantia in Galicia, and the city of Brigantia or Braganza in Portugal—called after him; and the kingdom of Castile was then also called after him Brigia. It is considered that "Castile" itself was so called from the figure of a castle which Brigus bore for his Arms on his banner. Brigus sent a colony into Britain, who settled in that territory now known as teh counties of York, Lancaster, Durham, Westmoreland, and Cumberland, and, after him were called Brigantes; whose posterity gave formidable opposition to the Romans, at the time of the Roman invasion of Britain.

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He is listed as an Ancient Irish King by a merged profile, but he is not in the list of High Kings of Ireland, because more accurately he was a Celt originating in the Iberian Peninsula of Spain. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_High_Kings_of_Ireland). Listed as a King of Galicia by Ricardo Alejandro Seminario Leòn. -SPF

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Breoghan (Brigus) King of Galicia

Father: Brath King of Galicia

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Breoghan (or Brigus) was king of Galicia, Andalusia, Murcia, Castile, and Portugal—all of which he conquered. He built Breoghan's Tower or Brigantia in Galicia, and the city of Brigantia or Braganza in Portugal—called after him; and the kingdom of Castile was then also called after him Brigia. It is considered that "Castile" itself was so called from the figure of a castle which Brigus bore for his Arms on his banner. Brigus sent a colony into Britain, who settled in that territory now known as teh counties of York, Lancaster, Durham, Westmoreland, and Cumberland, and, after him were called Brigantes; whose posterity gave formidable opposition to the Romans, at the time of the Roman invasion of Britain.

Part II of Irish Pedigrees, or The origin and stem of the Irish nation, by John O'Hart, published 1892, pages 44-55

Children

Bilé

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Known for his 'great bravery'.

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Breoghan, King of Galicia's Timeline

-1800
-1800
Spain
-1799
-1799
Galicia,Iberia
-1680
-1680
Age 118
Galicia, Spain
-1094
-1094
Age 119
Iberia
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Europe