Sancho I (León)
Two years after his coronation, he was deposed by noblemen under the leadership of the Count of Castile Fernán González and fled to Pamplona . In exile with his grandmother Toda of Navarre, Sancho could get the support of the caliph Abd ar-Rahman III. win from Cordoba . With the help of Navarre and the Arabs, he conquered Zamora in 959 and soon regained his throne. Ordoño IV had to flee, Fernán González was taken prisoner.
However, there was a break with the caliph and then an alliance between Sanchos and Navarre against him, which ended in military failure. The last years of Sancho's rule were marked by an increasing arbitrariness of Castilian and Galician noble families.
Sancho I was poisoned in 966, and his son Ramiro III. followed him to the throne.
- Family tree here and here .
- Further information (span.) Here , here and here .
- List of the kings of Leon
King of León
956–958 and 960–966
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||King of León|
|DATE OF BIRTH||935|
|DATE OF DEATH||966|