Historical Figures

Galswinthe(540 - 568)

Last updated:2022-07-25

Daughter of the king of the Visigoths and elder sister of Brunehaut, she married Chilpéric I who was jealous of her brother's marriage Sigebert with Brunehaut. But the idyll is short-lived, his mistress Frédégonde convinces Chilpéric to kill Galswinthe in order to be able to get married. Thus, Galswinthe is murdered while she sleeps. Her sister Brunehaut will seek revenge by opposing Chilpéric and Frédégonde.