Jimeno Garcés of Pamplona

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Jimeno II Garcés (died 29 May 931) was the brother of King Sancho I of Pamplona and son of García Jiménez by his second wife, Dadildis of Pallars. When his brother died, Sancho's only son, García, was still a child and Jimeno succeeded his brother. He was not simply acting as regent, as it was only in 930, a year before Jimeno's death, that García began to use the royal title alongside Jimeno.

In 927, he took an army south to support Muhammad ibn Lubb ibn Muhammad of the Banu Qasi against the Córdoba-allied Banu Tujibi, and Jimeno's presence there forced Abd-ar-Rahman III, Emir of Córdoba to retreat without offering battle. On his death in 931 his nephew, now García Sánchez I of Pamplona, ruled alone under the tutelage of his mother Toda, who was doubly Jimeno's sister-in-law.

Jimeno married Sancha Aznárez, sister of Sancho's queen Toda Aznárez and granddaughter of king Fortún Garcés. As such, she was close kinswoman of Abd-ar-Rahman III. Sancha and Jimeno had: García, who went with his mother to Gascony; Sancho, who married Quissilo, daughter of García, count in Bailo; and Dadildis, wife of Muza Aznar ibn al-Tawil, wali of Huesca (grandson of Aznar Galíndez II of Aragon). By a mistress Jimeno had another son, also named García, who died at Córdoba.


Preceded by
Sancho I
King of Pamplona
925–931
Succeeded by
García Sánchez I