Fruela Pérez Duque de Cantabria y Conde Castilla
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Vermundo I Fruelez Rey de Asturias, the Deacon of Asturias
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Ramiro I Vermúdez Rey de Asturias


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Ramiro I Vermúdez Rey de Asturias

  • Born: 790-791, Asturias, Iberia 493
  • Marriage: Paterna de Castilla
  • Died: 1 Feb 850, Liño, Iberia at age 59 493
  • Buried: Oviedo 493

bullet   Another name for Ramiro was "Hijo de Bermudo I "el Diácono" y de Numila."

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Dates & Events. 493
He was elected to succeed King Alfonso I in 842 as Ramiro I King of Asturias, although his succession was challenged by Nepociano whom he defeated. The Vikings invaded Galicia in 844 but were expelled by King Ramiro from La Coruña, from where they went south and attacked Seville.

His first wife is not know, but his second wife was Paterna. She is named wife of King Ramiro in the inscription commemorating the foundation of the church of Santa María del Narranco dated 848. Barrau-Dihigo refers to an epitaph naming "Urraca" as wife of "King Ramiro" (without specifying which King Ramiro). It appears that Salazar y Castro deduced from this information that Paterna was King Ramiro's first wife and that his second wife was Urraca, daughter of Diego Rodríguez Conde de Castilla, but this is clearly impossible chronologically given the likely birth date range of Conde Diego.

The Chronicle of Alfonso III records that, when elected as king, Ramiro was away having "travelled to the province of Vardulias to take a wife," presumably dating this marriage to 842. Pérez de Urbel states that, for the early Christian chroniclers, "Vardulias" covered what was later Castile. This must have been King Ramiro's second marriage considering the likely birth date of his eldest son.

Ramiro married Paterna de Castilla. (Paterna de Castilla was buried in Oviedo.)

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