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Silo de Asturias
Birth: c. 730
Death: 783

Asturian Royalty. He married Adosinda, the daughter of Alfonso I and his wife, Ermesinda. He succeeded his father-in-law to the throne probably because he was related by marriage to both of the previous ruling families, but there is scholarly controversy about the mode of succession, some favoring the idea of matrilineal succession or election. The King and Queen moved the capitol of the kingdom to the centrally located Pravia. The new capital had the strategic advantage in that it was located along the Roman road. Silo also extended the frontiers of the realm to Galacia. Additionally, Silo kept peace with the Moors, who were in any case busy with the Frankish invasion by Charlemagne, but Galacia, meanwhile, rebelled against his reign. The king crushed the rebellion at the Battle of Montecubeiro. In August 775, Silo granted properties in the village of Trabada in Lugo to a sect of monks, with the intention that they would found a monastery, "for the sake of the soul." The “Estoria de Espana” recorded that “Eight years into the reign of King Silo...[he] died and was interred in the church of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist, which was built in his lifetime.” (bio by: Iola) 
 
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Monastery of San Juan Bautista
Pravia
Provincia de Asturias
Asturias, Spain
 
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Originally Created by: girlofcelje
Record added: Nov 09, 2003
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Silo de Asturias
Added by: Cristian Italia
 
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Apr. 26, 2014
Rest in peace.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: Mar. 29, 2014

- genealogybuff
 Added: Feb. 25, 2009
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