King Sancho Aragon NAVARRE, III 1
- Born: Abt 970-992, , Aragon, Spain
- Married (1): Abt 1001
- Died: 18 Jan 1035
Other names for Sancho were "The Great", ARAGON King, CASTILE King and NAVARRE King.
Ancestral File Number: 9HMK-G2. User ID: 605112072.
"The Great", King of NAVARRE Reigned 1000-1035, King of CASTILE & ARAGON
Killed 1035 KQE.
Not Married Dame Urracca D' Alvar.
Kings and Queens of Europe, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1989: "Sancho III 1st King of Navarre 1000, 1st King of Castilla 1029, Killed 1035."
Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, Castile & Aragon 1027: "Sancho II King of Castile & Aragon 1027-1035..."
The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p2412, Sancho III: "...Although his kingdom was the largest Christian political unit in Spain, Sancho regarded it as his personal domain, to be divided at will. Its unity was thus broken at his death when he bequeathed his lands to his four sons...Castile made into a king- dom went to Ferdinand I..."
p937, Ferdinand I the Great: "Died 1065, Spanish king of Castile (1035-1065) and Leon (1037-1065). He inherited Castile from his father, Sancho III of Navarre..."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol IV, p96, Ferdinand I the Great: "However, following his father's unwise example, [Ferdinand] partly destroyed what he had so successfully built up by dividing his empire on his death among his three sons, Sancho, Alfonso, and Garcia."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol I, p472, Aragon Kingdom of: "In 1035, Sancho III the Great of Navarre left to his third son Ramiro I the then small Pyrenean county of Aragon, elevating it to the status of an independent kingdom..."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol VIII, p843, Sancho III Garces: "called `The Great' (992-1035), king of Navarre (Pamplona) from 1000 to 1035, established hegemony over all the Christian statesof Spain, but by dividing his empire among his four sons made inevitable the fratricidal wars that followed his death."
The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk IV, The Dark Ages, Ch XIX, The Decline of the West, Sec II, Christian Spain, p458: "Sancho `the Great' (994-1035) won his title by absorbing Leon, Castile, and Aragon; for a time Christian Spain verged on unity; but at his death Sancho undid his life's work by dividing his realm among his four sons. The kingdom of Aragon dates its existence from this division."
The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p2412, Sancho III "The Great": "Born Abt 970, Died Abt 1035. Having inherited the kingdom of Navarre, which included Aragon, he launched anannexation campaign that made him the leading power in Christian Spain. After conquering (Abt 1015-1025) the territories of Sobrarbe and Ribagorza from the Moors, he took possession of Castile, Vizcaya, and Alava (1028) as his wife's inheritance from her deceased brother, the count of Castile, for whom he had been protector since 1017. Sancho the Great also claimed overlordship of Barcelona, forcing Berengar Raymond I to become his vassal. He occupied the eastern part of Leon and was crowned in its capital in 1034. Although his kingdom was the largest Christian political unit in Spain, Sancho regarded it as his personal domain, to be divided at will. Its unity was thus broken at his death when he bequeathed his lands to his four sons. Navarre passed to Garcia; Castile and Aragon, made into kingdoms, went respectively to Ferdinand I and Ramiro I; Sobrarbe and Ribagorza, joined as a separate kingdom, were given to Gonzalo."
EB Micro Sancho III Garces "The Great", Ancestral File Ver 4.11 9HMK-G2 NAVARRE Born Abt 987, 9HMH-HX ARRAGON Born Abt ?1015, WCWH Sancho II.
FAMILY SEARCH ANCESTRAL FILE
Ancestral File Ver 4.19 9HMH-HX.
Sancho married Princess Nunnia CASTILE, daughter of Sancho Garcia CASTILE, about 1001. (Princess Nunnia CASTILE was born about 983-989 in , Castile, Spain.)
Sancho also married Dame Urracca D' ALVAR. (Dame Urracca D' ALVAR was born about 1017.)