Elvira of Toro

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For other people of the same name, see Elvira of León.
For other people of the same name, see Elvira of Castile.
A medieval depiction of Elvira

Elvira (Elvira de Toro; 1038/9 – 15 November 1101) was a Leonese infanta and the Lady of Toro, Zamora,[1] the daughter of Ferdinand I of León and Castile[2] and Sancha of León,[3][4] and granddaughter-namesake of Elvira Mendes, and also an aunt of Elvira of Castile, Queen of Sicily.

She made an important donation of lands to the monastery of San Salvador de Oña in the year 1087. She received the city of Toro on the death of her father, while her sister Urraca received Zamora, and her brothers Sancho II, Alfonso VI and García[5] received the kingdoms of Castile, León, and Galicia respectively.

Elvira was buried in the Royal Pantheon at the Basilica of San Isidoro.[6]

Family tree[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Sancho II of Navarre
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. García II of Navarre
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Urraca Fernández of Castile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Sancho III of Navarre
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Fernando Bermúdez de Cea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Jimena Fernández
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Elvira Díaz of Saldaña
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Ferdinand I of León and Castile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. García Fernández, Count of Castile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Sancho García, Count of Castile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Ava of Ribagorza
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Muniadona Mayor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. Gómez Díaz, Count of Saldaña
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Urraca Gómez
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Muniadona Fernández of Castile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Elvira of Toro
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. Ordoño III of León
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Bermudo II of León
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Alfonso V of León
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. García Fernández, Count of Castile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Elvira García
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Ava of Ribagorza
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Sancha of León
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28. Gonzalo Menéndez, Count of Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. Menendo González, Count of Portugal
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29. Ilduara (Ildonza) Peláez
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Elvira Mendes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Tutadona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Castilla y León en el siglo X, estudio del reinado de Fernando I by Alfonso Sánchez Candeira
  2. ^ Viñayo González, Antonio. Fernando I, el Magno (1035–1065). Burgos: La Olmeda, 1999. ISBN 84-89915-10-5.
  3. ^ Reilly, Bernard F. 1988. The Kingdom of León-Castilla under King Alfonso VI, 1065–1109. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
  4. ^ Historia Silense
  5. ^ Chronicon Regum Legionensium
  6. ^ Prada, María Encina, Estudio antropológico del Panteón Real de San Isidoro de León