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king of Pamplona García* I Íñiguez (b. Abt. 800, d. 870)García* I Íñiguez (son of Íñigo* I Arista Eneko Enekones Íñiguez) was born Abt. 800, and died 870.He married Urraca Jiménez De Aragon.
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García I Íñiguez (d. 870) was king of Pamplona from 860 to his death in 870. He was educated in Córdoba, as a guest at the court of the Emir of Córdoba.
He was the son of Íñigo I of Pamplona, the first king of their dynasty. When his father was stricken by paralysis in 842, he became regent of the kingdom.
His kinsman Musà ibn Musà ibn Fortún of the Banu Qasi rebelled against the Cordoban emir in 843. This rebellion was put down by Emir Abd-ar-Rahman II, who also attacked the Kingdom of Pamplona, defeating García badly.
García succeeded as undisputed monarch only after his kinsman, Jimeno I of Pamplona, lord of Álava, who had succeeded Arista in 851, died. He had united many more territories to the new kingdom. In 860, Jimeno died and García, already his co-king since the death of his paralysed father in 851, succeeded without opposition.
In 859, a contingent of Vikings made an expedition to Navarre. The Pamplonan government abandoned the old alliance with Banu Qasi and made a new pact with the kings of Asturias. Ordoño I of Asturias and García triumphed over the new Scandinavian invaders in the Battle of Albelda that year.
In 860, García's son and heir Fortún was imprisoned by the Moors. He languished in Córdoba for the next 20 years.
García I favoured the pilgrims who travelled to Santiago de Compostela, and attempted to guarantee peace for that traffic. He zealously defended his country against the encroachments of Islam.
In 870, García died. As his heir was in the hands of his enemies, a kinsman, García Jiménez, son of Jimeno I, governed the kingdom as regent and even co-king until his own death. Garcia's son, Fortún Garcés, was released in 880, and when he returned, became king of Pamplona in his own right.
García married firstly in 858 to Oria (or Leodegundis), daughter of Musà ibn Musà, and secondly to Urraca Jiménez, countess of Aragón (852–870).
García Jiménez, held a veritable principality in Vasconia. He was the father of the other Navarrese dynasty, the Jiménez.
Jimeno I King of Pamplona
860–870 Succeeded by:
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Children of García* I Íñiguez and Urraca Jiménez De Aragon are:
- +Fortún* "the One-Eyed or the Monk" Garcés, b. Abt. 820, d. Aft. 925.