Galindo Aznárez I

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Galindo Aznárez I (died 867) was Count of Aragón from 844 to 867. He was the son of Aznar Galíndez I, who had been Count of Aragón from 809 to 820, when a practical joke played by Galindo on his brother-in-law García Galíndez led the latter to enlist the support of the Pamplona in usurping the county. Aznar was compensated by French king Louis the Pious with the counties of Urgell, Cerdanya, and Conflent. Galindo Aznárez received these three counties from his father sometime before 833, in which year he usurped the counties of Pallars and Ribagorza. For this action he was dispossessed of Urgell and Cerdagne by Louis in 834, and was subsequently ejected from Pallars and Ribagorza by the Counts of Toulouse. Upon the heirless death in 844 of count Galindo Garcés, son of his father's rival, Galindo was allowed to assume the countship of Aragón in exchange for recognition of the suzerainty of Pamplona over the formerly-French county.

Galindo Aznárez had one son, Aznar Galíndez II, his successor, while in an 867 charter, he names his son-in-law 'king' Sancho, apparently the younger son of king García Íñiguez of Pamplona.

Preceded by
Aznar Galíndez I
Count of Urgell
Succeeded by
Sunifred I
Count of Cerdanya
Preceded by
Galindo Garcés
Count of Aragon
Succeeded by
Aznar Galíndez II