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King Ramiro LEON, II


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King Ramiro LEON, II

  • Died: 951, , Leon, Spain

   Another name for Ramiro was LEON King.

   User ID: 2420448296.

   General Notes:

King of LEON Reigned 931-951.

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981,Micropaedia, Vol VIII, p407, Ramiro II: "Died 951, King of Leon in Christian Spain from 931 to 951, an exceptional general who scored several major victories (eg the Battle of Simancas, 939) over the caliphate of Cordoba in Muslim Spain. The second son of King Ordono II, he became king on the abdication of his elder brother, Alfonso IV. In 944, he negotiated a five-year truce with the caliph `Abd ar-Rahman III. He failed, however, to suppress the Castilian separatist movement led byFernan Gonzalez, the first count of unified Castile, a region that came to dominate Spain militarily, politically, and linguistically."

Macropaedia, Vol XVII, p407, Spain History of: "...Muslim incursions into the Christian north were resumed[in the 10th century] and caused great destruction, though from time to time the Christians achieved some successes. Ramiro II (931-951) defeated the caliph `Abd ar-Rahman III at Simancas in 939, a truly remarkable feat. Yet within his own kingdom, Ramiro was faced with the growing defiance of the Castilians, who, as frontiersmen exposed to the hazards of daily conflict with the enemy, seem to have had little use for Leonese tradition and law..."

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