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Menendo González (Galicia) de Galicia (0968 - 1008)

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Menendo González "Conde de Galicia" de Galicia formerly Galicia
Born in León, Leon, Castilla-Leon, Spainmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Galicia, Spainmap
Profile last modified 19 Feb 2019 | Created 21 Mar 2012
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Biography

1.1. Los ascendientes de Urraca Fróilaz, esposa del conde Pedro Fróilaz de Traba.

La mujer de Pedro de Traba. Urraca Fróilaz, aparece en la documentación como hija del conde Froila Arias y de la dama Ardiu Díaz cuyo progenitor fue Diego Gutiérrez, de quien sabemos que es hijo de Gutierre Rodríguez y que, además, tuvo un hermano Ilamado Rodrigo Gutiérrez. Dos datos añade la carta de las generaciones: Gutierre es hijo de un magnate de nombre Rodrigo Munit, hijo del conde Menendo. A primera vista, de esta completa relación paterno-filial, sobresale por su discordancia con la bien hilada ligazón genealógica un patronimico: Munit -¿Muíliz?, ¿Muñoz?- y el origen del mismo: Menendo. Sólo nos queda una opción: el copista del Tumbo leyó, incorrectamente, el nombre Menéndez abreviado. la documentación del reinado de Femando I recoge el nombre de este magnate, cuya mayor dignidad fue la de maiorino regis. A este Gutierre Rodriguez, esposo de Marina, hijo de Rodrigo Menéndez, le unen lazos cercanos de sangre con el rey de León pues su padre, el conde Rodrigo es hijo del conde Menendo González, tutor y suegro de Alfonso V.

Universidade do Porto - Faculdade de Letras: Relaziones Fronterizas entre Portugal y León em Tiempos de Alfonso VII, accessed 12 Feb 2015


Menendo González (Portuguese and Galician: Mendo Gonçalves) (died 6 October 1008) was a semi-autonomous Duke of Galicia and Count of Portugal (997–1008) and a dominant figure in the Kingdom of León around the turn of the second millennium. He was the tutor and father-in-law of King Alfonso V from at least 1003. He maintained peaceful diplomatic relations with the Caliphate of Córdoba until 1004, after which there was a state of war. In his last years he had to deal with Viking raids, during one of which he may have been killed.

Menendo González was probably the eldest son and successor of Gonzalo Menéndez and his wife Ilduara Peláez. Menendo's wife is variously known in contemporary sources as Toda, Tota, Todadomna, Tutadomna, Tutadonna, etc. One twelfth-century source calls her Mayor.

Menendo had at least five sons and three daughters. One son, Rodrigo Menéndez, was a direct ancestor in the maternal line of Urraca Fróilaz, wife of Pedro Fróilaz de Traba. Another, Gonzalo (attested 1007–14), is cited with the title of count, and one Ramiro (attested 1005–14) was the armiger regis, or royal alférez, a post his father had also held. His other sons were Egas and Munio (both attested 1007–14). Besides his daughter Elvira (of whom more below), he had daughters named Ilduara (attested 1025–58) and Ildoncia/Eldonza (attested 1014). Ilduara married Nuño Aloitiz, a count in Portugal.

See complete record at Wikipedia: Menendo_González, accessed 13 Feb 2015



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