|Conde Gutierre DE GALICIA
Conde Gutierre DE GALICIA 1
Compiler's 34/35/36/37 great-grandfather
This family was based in Galicia and northern Portugal. Hermenegildo Gutiérrez achieved a position of trust at the court of León in the late 9th and early 10th centuries and married his daughter to King Ordoño II. Gutierre Menéndez, son of Hermenegildo Gutiérrez, was granted six counties in Galicia, which continued to be governed by his sons and grandsons. One of his grandsons was San Rosendo, whose life has been the subject of detailed scholarly investigation. Gutierre´s great-grandson Gonzalo Muñoz conde de Coimbra achieved notoriety as the murderer of Sancho I King of León, was the enemy of King Ramiro III, and contributed to the rise to power of King Vermudo II during the civil war in León. Gonzalo´s son conde Fruela González was one of the "condes Gallegos" who supported al-Manzor, helped capture Santiago de Compostela in 997, and was eventually expelled from Galicia in 1017 by Alfonso V King of León. 1
Gutierre married Elvira DE PORTUGAL.
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Menendez Family.