King Alfonso I ASTURIAS
(Abt 693-Abt 757)


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King Alfonso I ASTURIAS

  • Born: Abt 693, , Asturias, Spain
  • Died: Abt 757, , Asturias, Spain

   Other names for Alfonso were ASTURIAS King and "The Catholic".

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   General Notes:

"The Catholic", King of ASTURIAS Reigned 739-757.

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol I, p232, Alfonso I: "Born Abt 693, Died Abt 757, King of Asturias."

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, Spain, p458: "...The repulse of the Moors at Tours allowed Alfonso I (739-757) to extend the Asturian frontiers into Galicia, Lusitania, and Viscaya..."

The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p63, Alfonso I: "`The Catholic', Born Abt 693, Died 757, Spanish King of Asturias (7390757). He was the son-in-law of the first Asturian king, Pelayo. A Berber rebellion (740-741) against the Moors enabled him to conquer parts of Galicia, Leon, and Santander."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Macropaedia, Vol XVII, p407, Spain History of: "Under King Alfonso I (739-757), the Asturians occupied Galicia, abandoned by rebelling Berber troops who had been garrisoned there. Farther south, he laid waste the Duero River Valley, which remained for many years a no-man's-land separating Christian and Muslim Spain..."

   Marriage Information:

Alfonso married Princess ASTURIAS, daughter of King Pelayo ASTURIAS. (Princess ASTURIAS was born about 710.)

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