Aznar Galíndez I
Aznar Galíndez I (also Asnar) (died 839) was the Count of Aragon and Conflent from 809 and Cerdanya and Urgell from 820. Aznar has been confused with Aznar Sánchez, Duke of Gascony, and some authorities have even considered the two like-named contemporaries to be one and the same person.
Aznar succeeded Aureolus as count of the valley of the River Aragón on the latter's death in 809. Some sources indicate him as count of Jaca, which was probably the seat of his authority within the valley. He was installed by the King of Aquitaine, Pepin I, and remained a Frankish vassal. In 820, he seems to have abandoned his Frankish benefactors and allied with the Basques to fight the Banu Qasi of the Ebro valley. He was deposed in Aragon by his son-in-law García the Bad.
He was later compensated with Urgel and Cerdagne.
He had four children:
- Matrona, who married García the Bad, but was repudiated when he overthrew her father
- Eilona, named as daughter of count Aznar Galíndez in an 862 charter of her nephew, Guntislo
- Centullo, murdered by his brother-in-law García the Bad
- Galindo Aznárez I, later Count of Aragon
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- Lewis, Archibald R. The Development of Southern French and Catalan Society, 718–1050. University of Texas Press: Austin, 1965.
- Cawley, Charles, Medieval Lands Project: Aragon., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012,[better source needed]
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