Witiza Flávio, duque de Cantabria

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Witiza Flávio, duque de Cantabria

Spanish: Witiza Flávio, Rey de los visigodos, duque de Cantabria
Also Known As: "Wittica (ou Vitiza/Witiza)"
Death: 711 (40-42)
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Son of Egica I, rey de los visigodos and Cixilo
Husband of Eloalli Bitular Pires de Galiza (Elo Pires)
Father of Flavio Sisebuto, conde de Coimbra; Paio das Asturias; Teresa hija de Fávila; Artobás; Ebba and 3 others
Brother of Witiza I, rey de los visigodos; Oppas, Arzobispo de Toledo; Julián Oppa, Conde; Nn Av Visigoterna and Sisbert of Coimbra

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About Witiza Flávio, duque de Cantabria


Origins [ edit ] The origin godo his son Pelayo mentions the Arab chronicler Ibn Khaldun quoting Ibn Hayyan . 1 By the century viii fusion between hispanorromanos and Visigoths was a reality and "the race had ceased to be a relevant fact" therefore , presumably that "most likely through his veins [those of Pelayo] run blood of both peoples." 1 This possibility is reinforced by the origins of the names being Favila or Fáfila of Germanic origin while Pelayo was a name of "old Roman roots" one and so is mentioned by the Arab author of Aljab machmu'a who describes it as "Roman". 2

Christian Settipani guess - based on onomastics, in the chronology, biographical elements and the testimony of the chronicles, that Favila down (by barony) of Leovigildo and Recaredo I ( ex semine Leuvigildi et Reccaredi Progenitus ) and was the son of Count visigodo Agila and his wife Divigra and therefore, paternal and maternal uncle uncle cousin Pedro de Cantabria . 3

Favila historiography [ edit ] Ancient historiography attributed to Favila the duchy of Cantabria based solely on Castilian chronicles, more than half after that time and contradictory in many respects with the Asturian chronicles IX century millennium. This lack of methodological justification is highlighted by Barrau-Dihigo: 6

He belonged [Pelayo], if not a royal family, at least to a noble family and, according to the most reliable version, he had a father the Duke Favila, whom historians have consecrated without reason , as Duke of Cantabria . Claudio Sanchez-Albornoz admits that Pelayo was the son of a duke, but notes the absence of information Albeldense Chronicle : "ignore where was Duke Favila." 7 Gonzalo Martinez Diez agrees with the opinion of Sanchez-Albornoz since in no source who ruled the duchy and, in fact, no evidence that came to be in front of a duchy mentioned. He believes that "it is most likely that it was one of several integrated into the Dukes royal Curia or Palatium , accompanying and advising the Visigoth king." 1

Historical sources [ edit ] According to the copy of the Albeldense Chronicle (883) made ​​in the century ninth in the monastery of San Millan that keeps the Real Academia de la Historia ( Codex emilianense # 39 ), Favila was a dux Visigoth and father Don Pelayo : 4

Vitiza reigned ten years. In his father 's life he lived in the city of Tuy, Galicia. There also was the Duke Favila, father of Pelayo, sent by King Egica. For a reason caused by his wife ( or other women ), he hit his head on a stick ( Vitiza to Favila ), what came after death. And when Vitiza occupied the kingdom of his father, then Pelayo, son of Favila, who later would rise with the Asturians against the Saracens, was banished from the royal city ( Toledo ) 5 That Favila was Duke and father of Pelayo is a fact that also includes another of the chronicles of the kingdom of Asturias , the Sebastianense Chronicle :

Pelagium filium Faffilani ducis quondam former royal semine This fact is also coincident with that offered by an anonymous Muslim source of century IX, Fath al-Andalus :

In the days of this' Andasa revolted in their land of Gallaecia a barbarian perfidious, called Belay son of Favila, against the owners of the confines of their country Arabs.