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Ramiro II, King of Aragón & Navarre

Ramiro II, King of Aragón & Navarre

Male 1086 - 1157  (71 years)

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  • Name Ramiro II   [1
    Suffix King of Aragón & Navarre 
    Born 24 Apr 1086  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Aug 1157  [2, 3
    Person ID I5181  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Sancho V Ramirez, King of Aragon; King of Navarre,   b. Abt 1043,   d. 4 Jun 1094  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Felicia of Roucy,   b. Abt 1050 
    Married 1076  [4, 5
    Family ID F2347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes of Aquitaine,   b. Abt 1105,   d. Abt 1159  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 1135  [2
    Children 
    +1. Petronila of Aragón, Queen of Aragón,   b. 29 Jun 1136, Huesca, Aragón, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1173  (Age 37 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    The Huesca Bell, by José Casado del Alisal
    The Huesca Bell, by José Casado del Alisal

  • Notes 
    • Called "The Monk," he pursued a religious life, eventually becoming bishop of Barbastro-Roda in 1134, just before being elected king of Aragon upon his brother's unexpected death.

      Although the nobles who selected him expected him to be mild and pliant, in fact he defended his throne with considerable ruthlessness. While legendary rather than historical, the story of the Bell of Huesca is probably rooted in an occasion upon which he had several troublesome nobles summarily beheaded, nominally for having attacked a convoy of Muslims in time of truce but in fact because they were conspiring to end his reign.

      After three years he passed royal authority to his son-in-law Ramon Berenguer and withdrew to monastic life, although he kept his royal title until his death twenty years later.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    2. [S846] Spanish-language Wikipedia.

    3. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., year only.

    4. [S846] Spanish-language Wikipedia., says 1070.

    5. [S49] Leo's Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.