King Garcia I ASTURIAS
- Born: , Asturias, Spain
- Died: , Leon, Spain
Another name for Garcia was ASTURIAS King.
King of ASTURIAS.
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..."