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    García Jiménez of Pamplona

    Post  Guest on Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:45 am

    García Jiménez (or García II) was (sub- or co-)king of a part of Pamplona in the late 9th century.
    The Basque ruling dynasty (Jiménez) was apparently in control of a part of what would become the kingdom of Navarre distinct from that held by the descendants of Iñigo Arista. García presumably succeeded his father during the lifetime of García Íñiguez, and is listed by the Códice de Roda as being of "another part of the kingdom" of Pamplona.
    By a popular reconstruction, when King García I supposedly died in 870 while his son and heir Fortún Garcés was imprisoned in Córdoba, García Jiménez is said to have become uncontested regent of the kingdom until he was killed at Aybar (882) in a battle against the Emir of Córdoba. However, there is evidence that García Íñiguez was still living at the time of his son's return in 880, and it may well have been that monarch who was killed in 882. In fact, there is no documentary evidence of García Jiménez playing any role in the government of the greater kingdom.
    García Jiménez married firstly to Oneca, "Rebel of Sangüesa" with whom he had the following issue:
    Íñigo, called 'king' in the Roda Codex, perhaps his father's successor.

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