Elvira of Castile, Queen of León

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Elvira García of Castile
Spouse Bermudo II of León
Father García Fernández of Castile
Mother Ava of Ribagorza
Born 965
Died 1017

Elvira García of Castile (965–1017) was a Queen of León, and following her husband's death served as co-regent during the minority of her son.[1]

She was the daughter of García Fernández of Castile and Ava of Ribagorza. She was married to king Bermudo II of León and had three children from this marriage: Alfonso, Theresa, and Sancha.[2]

After the death of her husband in 999, she shared the regency for her son with count Menendo González until 1007, when she retired and became a nun.

One of her daughters-in-law was also called Elvira.

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  1. ^ " Women in power 750-1000" from Guide2womenleaders.com, last accessed January 15, 2007
  2. ^ Fernández del Pozo, José María (1999). Reyes de León: Alfonso V (999-1028) - Vermudo III (1028-1037). Burgos: La Olmeda, S.L.. ISBN 84-89915-07-5.