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 Silo de Asturias

Silo de Asturias

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Death 783 (aged 52–53)
Burial Pravia, Provincia de Asturias, Asturias, Spain
Memorial ID 8072172 · View Source
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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.”

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8072172
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Silo de Asturias (c.730–783), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8072172, citing Monastery of San Juan Bautista, Pravia, Provincia de Asturias, Asturias, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .