King Alfonso II ASTURIAS
(Abt 759-Abt 842)
(Abt 838-910)
King Garcia I ASTURIAS


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King Garcia I ASTURIAS

  • Born: , Asturias, Spain
  • Died: , Leon, Spain

   Another name for Garcia was ASTURIAS King.

   General Notes:


Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981,Micropaedia, Vol I, p232, Alfonso III the Great: "...After Alfonso died, the throne of Asturias was occupied successively by his three sons, Garcia I, Ordono II, and Fruela II."
p609, Asturias Kingdom of: "By the 10th century the kingdom hadbecome too large to be controlled effectively from the mountain capital at Oviedo, and in 910 Garcia I made Leon, to the south, his capital. Garcia's successors styled themselves kings of Leon and Asturias, and, eventually, simply kings of Leon."

Vol VI, p150, Leon Kingdom of: "...The rise of the kingdom began with Garcia I (910-914), who set up his court on the site of a former Roman military camp..."

Macropaedia, Vol XVII, p407, Spain History of: "Encouraged by the expansion of the Asturian kingdom and evident Muslim weakness, Garcia I (911-914) moved his capital southward from Oviedo to the city of Leon..."

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