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King Ramiro II of León and Wives (Adosinda and Urraca)

Ramiro II (c. 900 – 1 January 951), son of Ordoño II and Elvira Menendez, was a King of León from 931 until his death. Initially titular king only of a lesser part of the kingdom, he gained the crown of León (and with it, Galicia) after supplanting his brother Alfonso IV and cousin Alfonso Fróilaz in 931. The scant Anales castellanos primeros are a primary source for his reign.

He actively campaigned against the Moors, who referred to him as the Devil due to his ferocity and fervor in battle. He defeated the hosts of the Umayyad caliph, Abderramán III, at the Battle of Simancas (939).

King of León:
Reign: 931–951
Predecessor: Alfonso IV
Successor: Ordoño III
Born: c. 900
Died: 1 January 951 (aged 50–51), León
Burial: Basilica of San Isidoro
Consort: Adosinda Gutiérrez
Urraca of Pamplona
Issue: Bermudo
Theresa, Queen of Pamplona
Ordoño III
Sancho I
Dynasty: Astur-Leonese dynasty
Father: Ordoño II of León
Mother: Elvira Menéndez
Religion: Roman Catholicism


Adosinda Gutiérrez:

Urraca Sánchez:
Urraca was a daughter of Sancho I, King of Pamplona and his wife Toda of Navarre, and sister of García Sánchez I of Pamplona. She was the second wife of king Ramiro II of León, by him having two known children, later king Sancho I of León and regent Elvira Ramírez.
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