|King Bermudo LEON, III
King Bermudo LEON, III
- Died: 1037, Battle, Tamaron
Another name for Bermudo was LEON King.
King of LEON.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Macropaedia, Vol I, p96, Ferdinand I the Great:
"...King of Castile and Leon and a son of Sancho III Garces of Navarre. He became king of a truncated Castile on his father's death in 1035. He had married Sancha, sister and heiress of Bermudo III of Leon, and when Bermudo was killed at Tamaron in 1037, fighting against the Castilians, Ferdinand, despite opposition, seized the Leonese throne and was crowned emperor at Leon in 1039. He reorganized the administration of Leon, particularly by reducing the hereditary powers of the magnates..."