Conde Aznar I Galíndez DE ARAGÓN
(-Aft 838)


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Conde Aznar I Galíndez DE ARAGÓN

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  • Died: After 838

  Research Notes:

No document has been found which indicates his parentage. It is possible that he was the son of Galindo García,... on the basis of his patronymic. However, the name García is not common among the known descendants of Aznar Galíndez which suggests that his father may have been another Galindo. The name of his son “Centulio” suggests a connection with the family of the vicomtes de Béarn... [The Royal Frankish Annals record that “counts Aeblus and Asinarius had been sent to Pamplona with Basque forces” in 824 (presumably in an attempt to reassert Carolingian authority over the fledging Navarrese state... The same source continues by stating that “when they had completed their assignment and were on their march back, they were lured into an ambush by the treachery of the mountain people, surrounded and taken prisoner”, that “Aeblus was sent to Cordova, but Asinarius, being a relative of his captors, was mercifully permitted to return home”. The name “Asinarius” suggests that the Carolingian envoy may have been the same person as Aznar Galíndez, who, if this suggestion is correct, had settled at the Carolingian imperial court and could later have been installed as ruler in the county of Aragon under Carolingian Frankish sponsorship. This suggestion is consistent with Aznar Gálindez´s choosing France as his place of refuge (returning to his Carolingian sponsors) after he was expelled from Aragon by his son-in-law...

Conde [de Aragón]. The Codex de Roda records that "Asnari Galindones" was expelled from his county by his son-in-law García "el Malo" and went to France, stating that "Carli Magni" (presumably a mistake for Emperor Louis I) granted him "Cerretania et Oriello", where he was buried. His expulsion is confirmed by the charter dated 26 Aug 863, which is a judgment given by “Salomon comis in vico Alle”, and records that “Witisclus” was given “villa...Settereto” by “amita mea...Aylone” and that she inherited the property “de patre suo Asenari Galindonis comite per sua ruptura et aprisione per preceptum domni imperatoris”. However, it is unlikely that Aznar was count of Cerdanya and Urgell, which were conquered in the 830s by Seniofredo, later Marquis [of Septimania], who was the father of Guifré [I] Comte de Barcelona...

The name of Aznar Galindez's wife is not known. The early 12th century manuscript of the Codex de Roda states that "Aznarius Galindi" married “domnam Onnecam filiam Garsiez Enneconis filii Enneconis Ariste” and names their three oldest children... but the document evidently confuses this Aznar Galíndez with Conde Aznar Galíndez who died in 893... 1

  Marriage Information:

Aznar married...


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: CONDES de ARAGÓN [809]-1035.

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