The Sebastiani Chronicon records that "Veremundus" was deposed and became a deacon, and that "filiis parvulis Ranimiro et Garcia" were also expelled. The Chronicle of Alfonso III records that "Ramiro son of the prince Vermudo" was elected king after the death of King Alfonso II, although his succession was challenged by Nepociano whom he defeated.
Married, before 830, Urraca, daughter of --- . This first marriage is confirmed from the likely birth date of Ramiro's son Ordoño in  and the reference in the Chronicle of Alfonso III to the king's marriage around the time of his accession (842). Married secondly, Paterna, daughter of ---. The Sebastiani Chronicon records that "Ranimirus…cum uxore sua Domna Paterna" were buried "Oveto". She is named as wife of King Ramiro in the inscription commemorating the foundation of the church of Santa María del Narranco dated 848.
He was elected to succeed King Alfonso I in 842 as RAMIRO I King of Asturias. The Sebastiani Chronicon records that "Ranimirus, filius Veremundi principis" was elected as king on the death of "Adefonsi". “Ranemirus Rex et…coniuncta Urraca Regina et filio nostro Rege Ordonio et fratre meo Rege Garsia” donated property to the church of Santiago by charter “VIII Kal Jun” dated to 844. The Vikings invaded Galicia in 844 but were expelled by King Ramiro from "Farum Brecantium" (probably La Coruña), from where they went south and attacked Seville. The Chronicon Albeldense records that “Lordomani” (=the Norsemen) first came to Asturias during Ramiro´s reign.
The Chronicle of Alfonso III states that King Ramiro died "after the seventh year of his reign…as a result of natural illness" and was buried at Oviedo. The Chronicon Albeldense records that “Ranemirus” was buried at Oviedo “Kal Feb 850” after reigning for seven years. The Chronicon Compostellani records that “Ranemirus” reigned five years and eight months. The Sebastiani Chronicon records that "Ranimirus…cum uxore sua Domna Paterna" was buried "Oveto". 1