List of Asturian monarchs

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This is a list of the rulers of the Kingdom of Asturias, which was a Kingdom in the Iberian peninsula. During the reign of Ordoño I, the kingdom of Asturias progressively came to be known as the Kingdom of León. The kingdom was split in 910 and Fruela received the Asturias.

For later kings, see the list of Leonese monarchs and the list of Galician monarchs. From 1388, the title Prince of Asturias has been used for the heirs to the Castillian and Spanish thrones.


King Dates Nickname Other names Notes
Pelagius 718–737 Pelayo Founded the kingdom through the Battle of Covadonga and made his capital at Cangas de Onís.
Favila 737–739 Favilac, Fafila
Alfonso I 739–757 the Catholic He and his kindred formed the Beni Alfons dynasty.
Fruela I 757–768 the Cruel Froila
Aurelius 768–774 Aurelio Moved the capital to San Martín del Rey Aurelio.
Silo 774–783 Succeeded through his wife, Adosinda, daughter of Alfonso I. Moved the capital to Pravia.
Mauregatus 783–788 the Usurper Mauregato Illegitimate son of Alfonso I who usurped the throne.
Bermudo I 788–791 the Deacon, the Monk Veremund, Vermudo Retired to become a monk.
Alfonso II 791–842 the Chaste Moved the capital to Oviedo.
Nepotian 842 Nepociano Elected king, though unrelated to the Beni Alfonso.
Ramiro I 842–850 Deposed Nepotian.
Ordoño I 850–866
Alfonso III 866–910 the Great Kingdom divided between his three sons: García I received León, Ordoño II Galicia, and Fruela II Asturias.
Fruela II 910–925 Froila After his death, Asturias was seized by Alfonso IV of León, while Alfonso Fróilaz ineffectually claimed it.


Fruela II of León Alfonso III of Asturias Ordoño I of Asturias Ramiro I of Asturias Alfonso II of Asturias Bermudo I of Asturias Mauregato Silo of Asturias Aurelio Fruela I of Asturias Alfonso I of Asturias Favila Pelagius of Asturias

Family tree[edit]

Family tree of the Asturian kings