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Jimeno Garcés King of Pamplona [953]
Onneca [60376]
Fortunio I Ximenes Count of Aragon [60379]
García Jiménez Prince of Navarre [952]
(Abt 0840-0885)
Oneca Rebelle de Sangüesa [7893]

Sancho I Garcés King of Pamplona [6234]
(Abt 0865-0925)


Family Links

1. Urraca Anzarez de Aragon [961] [9HLY-T3S]

2. Toda Aznarez [7700]

Sancho I Garcés King of Pamplona [6234] 24

  • Born: Abt 865
  • Marriage (1): Urraca Anzarez de Aragon [961] [9HLY-T3S]
  • Marriage (2): Toda Aznarez [7700]
  • Died: 11 Dec 925, Navarre, Spain about age 60

bullet  General Notes:

Sancho married (1) a daughter of Gelindus, Count of Aragon, and (2) Toda of Aragon, daughter of Azuarius{ref.Carr P. Collins, Jr., "Royal Ancestors..."}. He added the county of Aragon to his Basque kingdom of Navarre {-Encycl.Brit., 1956 Ed., 21:117}. Sancho reigned 905-926. "Meyers Konversations-lexikon" (1890) states: "The oldest known inhabitants of Navarre were the Vascones, descendants of the old Iberians. ...The inhabitants of Navarre used the dissension
within the Franconian Empire to gain their independence and chose Sancho Garcia as their Count, who conquered Pamplona and the area on the Aragon and gave himself the name King of Navarre in 905."

Sancho I Garcés
(c. 860 \endash December 11 , 925 ) was king of Pamplona from 905 to 925. He was a son of García Jiménez , who was king of "another part of the kingdom" of Pamplona and Dadildis de Pallars , his second wife. In 905, a coalition of enemies of the king, Fortún Garcés : Lubb ibn Muhammed of the Banu Qasi , King Alfonso III of Asturias , Galindo Aznar II of Aragon and Sancho's uncle, Raymond I of Pallars and Ribagorza , deposed the king, and put Sancho on the throne in his place. Throughout his reign, he involved himself in the squabbles among the Muslim lords to the south with repeated success. In 907, he turned on his former ally Lubb ibn Muhammad, killing him in battle. Four years later, another former ally, Galindo Aznar, joined with his brother-in-law Muhammad al-Tawil and Abd Allah ibn Lubb ibn Qasi to attack Sancho, but they were crushed: al-Tawil was killed, the power of the Banu Qasi was severely crippled, and Galindo forced into vassalage to Sancho, leading to the incorporation of the County of Aragon into Pamplona. In 920, he teamed with Bernard I of Ribagorza and Amrus ibn Muhammed , son of Muhammad al-Tawil, to attack Monzón . He joined Ultra-Puertos, or Basse-Navarre (Baja Navarra), to his own dominions, also extending his territory as far as Nájera . As a thanksgiving offering for his victories, he founded, in 924, the convent of Albelda .
Perhaps to legitimize the succession, Sancho married Toda Aznárez , daughter of Oneca Fortúnez , (who was a daughter of former king Fortún Garcés) and Aznar Sánchez, lord of Larraun . Thus, Sancho and Toda's children were also descendants of the Arista dynasty of Navarrese monarchs, but likewise akin to Abd-ar-Rahman III of Cordoba, a grandson of Oneca by a former husband. When Sancho died in 925, his only son was still quite young. Thus Sancho was succeeded by his brother, Jimeno Garcés , upon whose death Sancho's son García would succeed. The family would be called the Banu Sancho (Arabic : ÔÇäÌå by Al-Andalus chroniclers, in his memory.
The Codex of Roda gives Sancho and Toda six children:
Oneca (d.931), married Alfonso IV the Monk of León in 926
Sancha, married firstly Ordoño II of León , secondly Count Alvaro Herraméliz of Álava , and thirdly Fernán González , Count of Castile
Urraca, married Ramiro II of León
Velasquita (or Belasquita), married firstly Munio, count of Vizcaya , secondly Galindo, son of Bernard count of Ribagorza , and third, nobleman Fortún Galíndez .
García , king of Pamplona, married firstly Andregota Galíndez and secondly Teresa
Sancho also had an illegitimate daughter:
Lupa, mother of Raymond I, Count of Bigorre


Sancho married Urraca Anzarez de Aragon [961] [9HLY-T3S] [MRIN: 2179], daughter of Aznar II Galindo Count of Aragon [962] [LH6X-DL3] and Oneca of Pamplona [6268].


Sancho next married Toda Aznarez [7700] [MRIN: 3047], daughter of Aznar Sanchez de Larraun [6281] and Oneca Fortunez [6282]. (Toda Aznarez [7700] was born about 885 and died after 970.)

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