Person:Alfonso II of Asturias (1)

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Name Alfonso II of Asturias
Gender Male
Birth[1] 0759 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
Death[1] 0842
Reference Number? Q360388?


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Alfonso II of Asturias (842), nicknamed the Chaste, was the king of Asturias during two different periods: first in the year 783 and later from 791 until his death in 842. Upon his death, Nepociano, a family member of undetermined relation, attempted to usurp the crown in place of the future Ramiro I.

During his reign, which covered a span of 51 years, Alfonso discovered the supposed tomb of apostle Santiago in the town of Compostela, which later became known as the city of Santiago de Compostela.

He was the son of Fruela I and the Basque Munia.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Alfonso II of Asturias, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.