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Elvira Menéndez (died 1022)

Elvira Menéndez, (Portuguese and Galician: Elvira Mendes; c. 996 – 2 December 1022), was a queen consort of Leon by marriage to King Alfonso V.

Elvira Menéndez/Mendes
Died(1022-12-02)2 December 1022
Spouse(s)Alfonso V of León
FatherMenendo González
MotherTutadonna

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LifeEdit

She was a member of the highest ranks of the nobility of Portugal and Galicia as the daughter of count Menendo González, Count of Portucale and his wife Toda (also known as Tutadomna, Tota).[1][2]

She became Queen Consort of León as the wife of King Alfonso V with whom she was raised as a child. Her father, Menendo, was a member of the curia regis of King Bermudo II of León and the tutor and co-regent, jointly with Queen Elvira Garcia, of Infante Alfonso,[3][1] who later ruled as Alfonso V of León.

Queen Elvira died on 2 December 1022[4] and was buried in the Royal Pantheon of the Basilica of San Isidoro in León.[5]

IssueEdit

Elvira had two children with Alfonso V whom she married in 1013:[6]

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BibliographyEdit

  • Arco y Garay, Ricardo del (1954). Sepulcros de la Casa Real de Castilla (in Spanish). Madrid: Instituto Jerónimo Zurita. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. OCLC 11366237.
  • Fernández del Pozo, José María (1999). Reyes de León: Alfonso V (999-1028) -Vermudo III (1028-1037) (in Spanish). Burgos: La Olmeda, S.L. ISBN 84-89915-07-5.
  • Mattoso, José (1981). A nobreza medieval portuguesa, a família e o poder (in Portuguese). Lisbon: Editorial Estampa. OCLC 8242615.
  • Torres Sevilla-Quiñones de León, Margarita Cecilia (1999). Linajes nobiliarios de León y Castilla: Siglos IX-XIII (in Spanish). Salamanca: Junta de Castilla y León, Consejería de educación y cultura. ISBN 84-7846-781-5.
Elvira Menéndez (died 1022)
Betótez family
Born: c. 996 Died: 2 December 1022
Preceded by
Elvira Garcia
Queen Consort of León
1013–1022
Succeeded by
Urraca of Navarre