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Urraca Fernández, from the Codex Vigilanus
|Spouse(s)||Ordoño III of León
Ordoño IV of León
Sancho II of Pamplona
|Noble family||Beni Mamaduna|
|Mother||Sancha Sánchez of Pamplona|
Urraca Fernández (died 1007), infanta of Castile and daughter of Count Fernán González and queen Sancha Sánchez of Pamplona, was the queen consort of two Kings of León and one King of Navarre between 951 and 994.
She acted as regent for her son Gonzalo, who had been given the County of Aragon, and later was co-regent of the Kingdom of Navarre, along with her daughter-in-law Jimena Fernández and the bishops of Navarre, of her grandson Sancho III.
She was first married by her father to Ordoño III of León in 951. Fernán's support of Sancho the Fat cost her her husband's affection and she was repudiated in 956. By him she had two, and possibly three children:
- Ordoño, who died young
- Theresa, who became a nun
- (perhaps) Bermudo II of León, whose maternity is subject to scholarly debate
In 958, after Ordoño's death, she was remarried to Ordoño IV. He died in 960.
- García Sánchez II of Pamplona
- Ramiro (died 992)
- Gonzalo, who ruled the County of Aragon with Urraca as regent
- Abda (Urraca) the Basque, given to Almanzor before entering a convent
- Alfonso Ceballos-Escalera (p. 159 de su obra Reyes de León: Ordoño III (951–956), Sancho I (956–966), Ordoño IV (958–959), Ramiro III (966–985), Vermudo II (982–999), editorial La Olmeda, Burgos, 2000 ISBN 84-89915-11-3)