/rod"euh rik, rod"rik/, n.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning "glory" and "ruler."

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▪ king of Visigoths
also spelled  Roderic , Spanish  Rodrigo  
died 711

      the last Visigothic king of Spain, who died in the Muslim invasion.

      Roderick's predecessor, King Witiza, died in 710, leaving two young sons, for whom Witiza's widow and family tried to secure the succession. But a faction of the Visigothic nobles elected Roderick and drove the Witizans from Toledo. Roderick seems to have been dux (duke) or military commander of one of the provinces, perhaps Baetica. He faced a revolt of the Basques and was never recognized in every region of Spain. Meanwhile, Witiza's family had made contact with the Muslims. From North Africa the Muslims sent over a raiding party, which caused Roderick to march to the south. The Muslim governor of Tangier, Ṭāriq (Ṭāriq ibn Ziyād) (or Tarik) ibn Ziyād, crossed with his main force and defeated Roderick on the Guadalete River, probably near Arcos de la Frontera (near Jerez), on July 23, 711, and Roderick apparently perished in the field. Ṭāriq marched straight on to Toledo, and most of Spain capitulated. The episode is encrusted with legends; versions of Roderick's survival are apocryphal. Roderick's widow, Egilo, married the son of the Arab commander Mūsā ibn Nuṣair.

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