Ramiro Of Leon II

Ramiro Of Leon II

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Castilla y León, Spain
Death unknown
León, Provincia de León, Castilla y León, Spain
Burial León, Provincia de León, Castilla y León, Spain
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(c. 900–1 January 951), son of Ordoño II, was a King of León from 931 until his death. Initially titular king only of a lesser part of Asturias, he gained the crown of León (and with it, Galicia) after his brother Alfonso IV abdicated in 931. The scant Anales castellanos primeros are a primary source for his reign.

[edit] BiographyRamiro was the creator of a Navarrese/Leonese coalition that defeated the Muslims in the Battle of Simancas (939). This victory allowed the advance of the Leonine border of the Duero to the Tormes.

In the last years of his reign, he could not avoid Castilian independence under the direction of Fernán González of Castile, but still in 950 he launched an expedition to the valley of the Edge and defeated the Muslims at Talavera.


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  • Created by: Brett Williams
  • Added: 28 Jan 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 104293717
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