According to others, he was poisoned by his physicians at the instigation of his son.
In 778 three high-reeves were slain at the instigation of the king.
The young people, at the countess' instigation, gathered round the clavichord and harp.
There the nineteen bishops and twenty-four presbyters, from all parts of Spain, but chiefly from the south, assembled, probably at the instigation of Hosius of Cordova, but under the presidency of Felix of Accis, with a view to restoring order and discipline in the church.
Four years later he was murdered at Vienne in Gaul, probably at the instigation of his Frankish general Arbogast, with whom he had quarrelled.