Conde Gutierre DE GALICIA
Gatón Ramírez DE ASTURIAS, Conde del Bierzo
(-Aft 878)
Conde Hermenegildo Gutiérrez DE GALICIA
(-Aft 912)
Ermesinda Gatónez DE ASTURIAS
Elvira Menéndez DE GALICIA
(Abt 882-921)


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Elvira Menéndez DE GALICIA

  • Born: Abt 882, Portugal
  • Married: Between 894 and 896
  • Died: Abt Oct 921

  General Notes:

Compiler's 32/33/34/35 great-grandmother

  Research Notes:

Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 21 Feb 897 which records that "Gondesindus prolis Erus et Adosinda" accepted as his wife Elvira´s sister "Enderquina conmento Pala filia dux Menemdus Gutierizi et Ermesinda iermana de domna Geluira regina que fuit mulier de Ordonius rex mater Ranemirus principe". This document, if correctly dated, also provides an indication of the approximate date of her marriage. “Hordonius Rex ac Gelvira Regina” donated property to the church of Santiago by charter “IV Kal Feb” dated to 915. Elvira´s parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 16 Aug 929 under which “Adefonsus rex” granted the government of various commisas to “tio nostro domno Gutierre”, who was her son. "Ordonius rex et Giloria regina" donated el Coto de Valdueza to the monastery of San Pedro de Montes by charter dated 24 Apr [918]. "Ordonius princeps et uxor Gelvira regina" donated property to Sahagún by charter dated 25 May 920, subscribed by their children "Sanzo, Adefonso principi, Ranemiro, Xemena". "Hordonis rex et Gilvira regina" confirmed the possessions of the monastery of Santa Eugenia de Calaberas by charter dated 20 Feb 921, subscribed by "Sanzo prolis regis, Adefonsus, Ranimirus, Scemena, Garsea". "Ordonius rex et Gelvira regina" donated property to Sahagún by charter dated 1 Mar 921, subscribed by "Sanzio prolis regis, Adefonsus, Ranimirus, Froila". The Cronica de Sampiro records the death of "reginam dominam Geluiram" after "rex…Ordonius" enjoyed a series of victories against the Muslims, capturing the castles of "Sarmalon, Eliph, Palmacio, et Castellon, et Magnanza". 1

  Marriage Information:

Elvira married Ordoño II DE LEÓN, son of Alfonso III "el Magno" DE ASTURIAS and Jimena García DE PAMPLONA, between 894 and 896. (Ordoño II DE LEÓN was born about 873 and died on 3 Jan 924.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Elvira Menéndez.

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