King of the Visigoths
Reign 21 September 672 - 14 October 680
Succession Son of Recceswinth, he was forced by the nobility to accept the throne right after the death of his father due to his age. [1]
Abdication While on the verge of death, Wamba was forced to retire from the kingship, even though he recovered, and enter a monastery. [2]
Predecessor Recceswinth
Successor Erwig
Alternative Names Vamba (Port.)
Father Recceswinth
Died 688
Died of natural causes in the monastery of San Vicente, in Pampliega. [3]
Religion Catholicism

Regnal Titles
Preceeded by
King of the Visigoths
672 - 680
Succeeded by


  • Dietrich Claude, Adel, Kirche und Königtum im Westgotenreich, Sigmaringen, 1971
  • Ricardo Martínez Ortega, Acerca de un comentario sobre el rey Wamba (672−680) y la Chronica Naierensis (s. XII), in Fortunatae, 1997


  1. Claude 1971, p. 157
  2. Claude 1971, p. 166
  3. Ortega 1997, p. 215-221