Sancho de Larrosa

Sancho de Larrosa (died 10 September 1142) was a Spanish ecclesiastic: a priest in the cathedral of Huesca, from 1101 to 1104 regent of the monastery of San Adrián de Sasabe and from 1122 until his death the bishop of Pamplona.[1][2]

In 1141, Sancho approved the creation of a Cluniac priory at San Adrián de Vadoluengo.[3]

Sancho was an accomplished scribe and miniaturist. As a cathedral canon in Huesca, he composed documents for Bishop Stephen (1099–1130) in an elegant Caroline book hand.[2] As bishop, he often accompanied his signature with a pictorial signum: the head of a bearded man.[4]


  1. ^ Carl 2011, p. 107.
  2. ^ a b Gudiol 1953, p. 293.
  3. ^ Bishko 1984, p. 12.
  4. ^ Fletcher 1984, p. 110.
  • Bishko, Charles Julian (1984). "Peter the Venerable's Traverse of Spain: Some Further Observations". Spanish and Portuguese Monastic History, 600–1300 (PDF). London: Variorum Reprints. pp. 1–13.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Carl, Carolina (2011). A Bishopric Between Three Kingdoms: Calahorra, 1045–1190. Leiden: Brill.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Fletcher, Richard A. (1978). The Episcopate in the Kingdom of León in the Twelfth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Gudiol, Antonio Durán (1953). "Los manuscritos de la Catedral de Huesca". Argensola: Revista de Ciencias Sociales del Instituto de Estudios Altoaragoneses. 16: 293–322.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

Further readingEdit

  • J. Goñi Gaztambide, "Los obispos de Pamplona en el siglo XII," Anthologica annua, XIII (1965), 134–358.