José María Jimeno Jurío

José María Jimeno Jurío (13 May 1927 – 3 October 2002), was a Basque anthropologist, ethnographer, and priest.[1]

José María Jimeno Jurío
José Maria Jimeno Jurío in 1997
Born13 May 1927
Died3 October 2002
OccupationAnthropologist and priest


He was born in Artajona and there attended a primary school lead by the Misioneros de los Sagrados Corazones [es] until he was twelve. Then he moved for a while to Lluch on Mallorca where he continued his education in an other school of the missionaries.[1] After he returned to his hometown, he studied to become a teacher obtaining his diploma in 1946.[1] Following he was a teacher for primary education in Navarra.[1] Between 1949 and 1950 he had to serve the military.[1] Later he entered the Seminary of Pamplona, becoming a priest. In 1970 he left priesthood.[1] He was vice president of the Society for Basque Studies for several years. He carried out several research projects for the magazine Punto y Hora de Euskal Herria .[2][3]

He wrote a series of books on the history of Navarre, customs, languages, traditions and studies toponymic, especially related to Basque-rooted toponymy in Navarra.[4][5]

He was appointed honorary academic of the Royal Academy of the Basque Language Euskaltzaindia in 1991.[6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to Elena Aranguren and was the father of a son.[1]


  • 1998 Manuel Lekuona Award
  • 2015 Navarra Gold Medal (posthumously)


  • Documentos Medievales artajoneses, Pamplona, 1968.
  • ¿Dónde fue la batalla «de Roncesvalles»?, 1974. En esta obra, sostiene que la batalla tuvo lugar en la fosa meridional de Valcarlos, en vez del lugar donde modernamente se sostenía, el camino alto entre Roncesvalles y San Juan de Pie de Puerto.
  • Olite monumental, 1974.
  • Historia de Pamplona, 1974-1975 .
  • Historia de Navarra. Desde los orígenes hasta nuestros días, 1980.
  • Amayur, símbolo de Navarra, 1982.
  • Toponimia de la cuenca de Pamplona: Cendea de Cizur, 1986.
  • Toponimia de la cuenca de Pamplona: Cendea de Galar, 1987.
  • Toponimia de la cuenca de Pamplona: Cendea de Olza, 1989.
  • Toponimia de la cuenca de Pamplona: Cendea de Iza, 1990.
  • Estudio toponímico de Burlada, 1991.
  • Toponimia de la cuenca de Pamplona: Cendea de Ansoáin, 1992.
  • Historia de Pamplona y sus lenguas, 1995 .
  • Navarra. Historia del euskera, 1997.
  • Estella y sus calles, 1997.
  • Al airico de la tierra: tipos de la tierra, 1997.
  • Archivo General de Navarra (1194-1234), 1998.
  • Eunate: hito jacobeo singular, 1999.
  • Artajona: toponimia vasca – Artaxoa: euskal toponimia, 1999.
  • Navarra, Guipúzcoa y el euskera siglo XVIII, 1999.
  • Puente la Reina, confluencia de rutas jacobeas, 2000.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "José María Jimeno Jurío". Royal Academy of History. Royal Academy of History. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  2. ^ "José María Jimeno Jurío". Pamplona actual. Pamplona actual. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  3. ^ "José María Jimeno Jurío". Naiz. Naiz. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  4. ^ "José María Jimeno Jurío" (PDF). Cultura Navarra. Cultura Navarra. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  5. ^ Navarra: Pamplona y su cuenca. Books google. Books google. 2007. ISBN 9788476815106. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  6. ^ "José María Jimeno Jurío". Etniker. Etniker. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  7. ^ ""La represión en Navarra (1936-1939)"". Cazarabet. Cazarabet. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  8. ^ "El historiador José María Jimeno Jurío, Medalla de Oro de Navarra". El correo. El correo. Archived from the original on 2016-05-13. Retrieved 23 January 2021.