(Carthago Spartaria, próxima a la actual Cartagena, España, 535 - Sevilla, España, 600)
"Leandro de Sevilla (Cartagena, c. 534 - Sevilla, 13 de marzo de 596.). Obispo católico y Santo nacido de una notable familia hispanorromana. Su padre era hispanorromano, y su madre era, alegadamente, visigoda, o mismo hija de Teodorico, rey de los Ostrogodos, pero eso es falso, puesto que los matrimonios mixtos eran prohibidos.[cita requerida] Fue hermano de San Isidoro. Su padre se llamaba Severiano o Severino y se le adjudica el título de dux (si bien su hermano Isidoro menciona que era simplemente un ciudadano), y su madre era Teodora o Túrtura. San Leandro es reconocido, porque fue el que consiguió que se convirtieran al catolicismo las tribus visigodas que invadieron España y que su rey Recaredo I se transformara en fervoroso creyente."
"Saint Leander of Seville (Spanish: San Leandro de Sevilla) (Cartagena, c. 534-Seville, 13 March 600 or 601), brother of the encyclopedist St. Isidore of Seville, was the Catholic Bishop of Seville who was instrumental in effecting the conversion to Catholicism of the Visigothic kings Hermengild and Reccared of Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula, comprising both modern Spain and Portugal). Leander and Isidore and their siblings (all sainted) belonged to an elite family of Hispano-Roman stock of Carthago Nova. Their father Severianus is claimed to be according to their hagiographers a dux or governor of Cartagena, though this seems more of a fanciful interpretation since Isidore simply states that he was a citizen. The family moved to Seville around 554. The children's subsequent public careers reflect their distinguished origin: Leander and Isidore both became bishops of Seville, and their sister Saint Florentina was an abbess who directed forty convents and one thousand nuns. Even the third brother, Fulgentius, appointed Bishop of Écija at the first triumph of Catholicism over Arianism, but of whom little is known, has been canonised as a saint. The family as a matter of course were staunch Catholics, as were the great majority of the Romanized population, from top to bottom; only the Visigothic nobles and the kings were Arians. It should be stated that there was less Visigothic persecution of Catholics than legend and hagiography have painted. From a modern standpoint, the dangers of Catholic Christianity were more political. The Catholic hierarchy were in collusion with the representatives of the Byzantine emperor, who had maintained a considerable territory in the far south of Hispania ever since his predecessor had been invited to the peninsula by the former Visigothic king several decades before. In the north, Liuvigild struggled to maintain his possessions on the far side of the Pyrenees, where his Merovingian cousins and in-laws cast envious eyes on them and had demonstrated that they would stop at nothing with the murder of Liuvigild's sister."