King of León

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In the reign of Ordoño I of Asturias (850–866), the kingdom began to be known as that of León. In 910, an independent Kingdom of León was founded when the king of Asturias divided his territory amongst his three sons. Below follows a list of Leonese monarchs. It is, in part, a continuation of the list of Asturian monarchs.

Coat of arms of León with the Royal Crest.

Kings of León

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Name Birth Reign Death Notes
Ordoño I 831 850 – 27 May 866 27 May 866
Alfonso III the Great c. 848 866 – 10 December 910 10 December 910
García I c. 871 910 – 914 914
Ordoño II c. 873 914 – 924 924 also the king of Galicia from 910
Fruela II c. 875 924 – 925 924 also the king of Galicia from 924 and of Asturias from 910
Alfonso Fróilaz 925 – 926
Alfonso IV the Monk c. 890 924 – 931 933 abdicated
Ramiro II c. 900 931 – 950 950
Ordoño III c. 926 951 – 956 956
Sancho I the Fat ? 956 – 958 966
Ordoño IV the Wicked c. 926 958 – 960 962
Sancho I the Fat ? 960 – 966 966
Ramiro III 961 966 – 984 985
Bermudo II the Gouty 956 982 – 999 999
Alfonso V 994 999 – 1028 1028
Bermudo III 1010 1028 – 4 September 1037 4 September 1037
Picture Name Birth Reign Death Notes
  Ferdinand I the Great 1017 1037–24 December 1065 24 December 1065
  Alfonso VI
(first time)
before June 1040 24 December 1065 – January 1072 29 June/1 July 1109 deposed by brother
(restored later the same year)
  Sancho II 1036/1038 January 1072 – 6 October 1072 6 October 1072 also king of Castile (1065–1072)
  Alfonso VI
(second time)
before June 1040 6 October 1072 – 29 June/1 July 1109 29 June/1 July 1109 also king of Castile (1072–1109)
  Urraca 1082 1109 – 8 March 1126 8 March 1126 also queen of Castile (1109–1126)

The follow dynasts are descendants, in the male line, of Urraca's husband, Raymond of Burgundy.

Picture Name Birth Reign Death Notes
  Alfonso VII the Emperor 1 March 1105 1135 – 21 August 1157 21 August 1157 also king of Galicia (1111–1157) and king of Castile (1126–1157)
  Ferdinand II 1 March 1137 21 August 1157 – 22 January 1188 22 January 1188
  Alfonso IX 15 August 1171 22 January 1188 – 23/24 September 1230 23/24 September 1230
Sancha & Dulce 1191/1192 23/24 September 1230 – 11 December 1230 before 1243 de jure co-monarchs
All kings hereafter were also kings of Castile
  Ferdinand III the Saint 30 July or 5 August 1199 11 December 1230 – 30 May 1252 30 May 1252 also king of Castile from 1217, canonised in 1671
  Alfonso X the Learned 23 November 1221 30 May 1252 – 4 April 1284 4 April 1284
  Sancho IV the Brave 1257 or 1258 4 April 1284 – 25 April 1295 25 April 1295
  Ferdinand IV the Summoned 6 December 1285 25 April 1295 – 7 September 1312 7 September 1312
  Alfonso XI the Just 13 August 1311 7 September 1312 – 26/27 March 1350 26/27 March 1350
  Peter the Cruel 30 August 1334 26/27 March 1350 – 23 March 1369 23 March 1369

Henry II was the illegitimate son of Alfonso XI. He was made duke of Trastámara.

Picture Name Birth Reign Death Notes
  Henry II 13 January 1334 1369–1379 29 May 1379
  John I 24 August 1358 1379–1390 9 October 1390
  Henry III the Infirm 4 October 1379 1390–1406 1406
  John II 6 March 1405 1406–1454 20 July 1454
  Henry IV the Impotent 5 January 1425 1454–1474 11 December 1474