Elvira of Toro

Elvira (1038 or 1039 – 15 November 1101)[citation needed] was a Leonese infanta and the Lady of Toro, Zamora,[1] the daughter of Ferdinand I of León and Castile[2] and Sancha of León,[3][4] and granddaughter-namesake of Elvira Menéndez, and also an aunt of Elvira of Castile, Queen of Sicily.

A medieval depiction of Elvira

She made an important donation of lands to the monastery of San Salvador de Oña in the year 1087. She received the city of Toro on the death of her father, while her sister Urraca received Zamora, and her brothers Sancho II, Alfonso VI and García[5] received the kingdoms of Castile, León, and Galicia respectively.

Elvira was buried in the Royal Pantheon at the Basilica of San Isidoro.[6]

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Castilla y León en el siglo X, estudio del reinado de Fernando I by Alfonso Sánchez Candeira
  2. ^ Viñayo González, Antonio. Fernando I, el Magno (1035–1065). Burgos: La Olmeda, 1999. ISBN 84-89915-10-5.
  3. ^ Reilly, Bernard F. 1988. The Kingdom of León-Castilla under King Alfonso VI, 1065–1109. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  4. ^ Historia Silense
  5. ^ Chronicon Regum Legionensium
  6. ^ Prada, María Encina, Estudio antropológico del Panteón Real de San Isidoro de León