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king of Pamplona Sancho* II Abarca De Pamplona (b. Aft. 935, d. Dec 994)Sancho* II Abarca De Pamplona (son of García* III Sánchez and Andregota* Galíndez) was born Aft. 935, and died Dec 994.He married Urraca* Fernández De Castile, daughter of Ferdinand* II González and Sancha* Garcés.
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Sancho II (Spanish: Sancho Garcés Abarca) (b. aft. 935–December 994), of the Basque dynasty of Aritza, was king of Pamplona and count of Aragon from 970 until 994. He was the son of García III and Andregoto, the daughter and heiress to Count Galindo II Aznárez of Aragon.
The Historia General de Navarra by Jaime del Burgo says (referencing in turn the Anales del Reino de Navarra of José de Moret) that on the occasion of the donation of the villa of Alastue by the king of Pamplona to the monastery of San Juan de la Peña in 987, he titled himself "King of Navarre," the first time that title had been used. In many places he appears as the first King of Aragon and in others the third. The titles, however, did not come into common usage until the later merger of the Aragonese crown to Navarre.
Under Sancho and his immediate successors, Navarre reached the height of its power and its largest size. During this period, the kingdoms of Leon and Navarre and the County of Castile were united by familial bonds; the Navarrese monarchy supported the young Ramiro II when he secured the throne of Leon.
Upon the death of the Muslim Caliph of Cordoba, Al-Hakam II, in 976 and the succession of his son Hisham II, who had been taught by Al-Mansur Ibn Abi Aamir, the prospects of the Christian kingdoms became even worse. The troops of Al-Mansur defeated the Christians at Torrevicente, south of Soria. Afterwards, the Muslims returned to triumph at Taracueña, near Osma. In 975, Sancho was defeated by the Moors at San Esteban de Gormaz, and in 981 at Rueda, a dozen kilometers from Tordesillas, the Christians suffered another humiliating defeat.
Because he could not defeat Al-Mansur by arms, Sancho went to Córdoba as an ambassador for his own kingdom, bringing many gifts for the victorious Al-Mansur, making a pact with him and agreeing to give the Muslim his daughter in marriage. From this union was born Abd al-Rahman Sanchuelo, the second successor of lord Al-Mansur who tried to usurp the Caliphate of Córdoba from the Umayyad heir.
Sancho married Urraca Fernández of Castile, the daughter of count Ferdinand Gonzalez and possibly of Sancha of Pamplona around 962. Before 950, Urraca had been married to Ordono III of Leon and in 956 she married his enemy, conqueror and successor Ordono IV of Leon the Bad, from whom she separated. Sancho was her third and last husband.
García IV "the Trembling", King of Pamplona, who married Jimena Fernández
Ramiro of Navarre (d. 992)
Gonzalo of Navarre. Some documents list him as count of Aragon. He ruled together with his mother, Urraca, under the dependency of his father.
Abda (Urraca) "the Basque", given to Almanzar before entering a convent. Larousse mentions Urraca Teresa of Navarre, married to Ramiro II of Leon and mother of Sancho I "the Fat" of León
García III King of Pamplona
970–994 Succeeded by:
Count of Aragon
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Children of Sancho* II Abarca De Pamplona and Urraca* Fernández De Castile are:
- +García* IV the Tremulous Sánchez, d. 1000.