Sancho I 'el Craso', rey de León (b. - 966) MP

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Occupation: Roi, de Galice, des Asturies, de Léon
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Sancho I de León, el Craso (935-966), rey de León en dos periodos diferentes (956-958 y 960-966). Hijo de Ramiro II y de Urraca Sánchez y sobrino del rey navarro Sancho Garcés I y de doña Toda de Navarra. A Ramiro II le sucedió su hijo Ordoño III, en 951, con la oposición de Sancho, que le disputó la corona.

Al morir Ordoño en 956, Sancho I subió al trono leonés, pero dos años después, rechazado por su extrema gordura, fue destronado por los nobles leoneses y castellanos, encabezados por el conde Fernán González, nombrando rey a Ordoño IV.

Entonces, Sancho acudió al lado de su abuela, la reina Toda de Navarra, a quien pidió ayuda para recuperar su reino. Esta hizo un trato con el califa de Califato de Córdoba Abderramán III, para conseguir tratamiento del médico de su corte Hasday ibn Saprut y ayuda para la recuperación del trono de León, a cambio de unas plazas en las riberas del Duero.

La reina Toda de Navarra, Sancho I y Teresa Ansúrez, mujer de éste, viajaron a Córdoba. Allí Hasday ibn Saprut trata a Sancho de su obesidad no permitiéndole tomar más que infusiones durante cuarenta días. Después y de acuerdo con el pacto firmado, un ejército navarro - musulmán toma Zamora en 959 y León en 956, restaurando a Sancho I como rey. Ordoño IV huye a Asturias.

El rey tardó poco en olvidarse de su acuerdo con los musulmanes, que pasaron entonces a apoyar a Ordoño IV, aunque su enfrentamiento no pasó esta vez de unas cuantas incursiones de castigo. En los últimos años de su reinado se sucedieron las rebeliones nobiliarias y se afianzó la independencia de los condes castellanos y gallegos. En 966 terminó su reinado y al año siguiente murió envenenado en el Monasterio gallego de Castrelo do Miño. Le sucedió su hijo Ramiro III.

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Sancho I of León

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Sancho I, called the Fat (d. 966), was the son of King Ramiro II of León. He succeeded his halfbrother Ordoño III in 956 and reigned until his death, except for a two year interruption from 958 to 960, when Ordoño the Wicked usurped the throne. He was a grandson of Sancho I of Pamplona and Toda Aznárez.

At first, Sancho disputed the throne with Ordoño III who had succeeded their father in 951. Upon Ordoño's death, he took the vacant throne, but only two years later he was deposed by the nobles lead by the Castilian Count Fernán González, because of his extreme obesity.

Following his exile, Sancho managed to shed at least some portion of his girth. At the same time, he began endeavoring to reclaim his throne. He first went to his grandmother Toda and asked for aid; next he concluded a treaty with the Moors and, with the help of the Leonese and Navarrese noblesse, he took Zamora in 959 and took his throne back soon afterwards.

As he did not respect his treaty with the Muslims, he experienced many punishing raids in response. The final years of his reign were characterised by the growing independence of the Castilian and Galician nobility. He was killed by poison and succeeded by his son Ramiro III. -------------------- Sancho I, called the Fat (died 966), was the son of King Ramiro II of León. He succeeded his half-brother Ordoño III in 956 and reigned until his death, except for a two year interruption from 958 to 960, when Ordoño the Wicked usurped the throne. He was a grandson of Sancho I of Pamplona and Toda Aznárez.

At first, Sancho disputed the throne with Ordoño III who had succeeded their father in 951. Upon Ordoño's death, he took the vacant throne, but only two years later he was deposed by the nobles led by the Castilian Count Fernán González, because of his extreme obesity.

During his exile in Andalus, according to Dozy, Sancho managed to shed at least some portion of his girth under the treatment of Hasdai ibn Shaprut. At the same time, he began endeavoring to reclaim his throne. He first went to his grandmother Toda and asked for aid; next he concluded a treaty with the Moors and, with the help of the Leonese and Navarrese noblesse, he took Zamora in 959 and took his throne back soon afterwards.

As he did not respect his treaty with the Muslims, he experienced many punishing raids in response. The final years of his reign were characterised by the growing independence of the Castilian and Galician nobility. He was killed by poison and succeeded by his son Ramiro III.