Ximena Moniz de Bierzo (1060 - 1128) MP

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Nicknames: "Jimena Nuñez /de Aecharri/", "Zaida", "Ximena Moniz", "Ximena Nunes", "Ximena Muniones"
Birthplace: Asturias, Spain
Death: Died in Toledo, Castile La Mancha, Spain
Occupation: Concubine
Managed by: Noel Clark Bush
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About Ximena Moniz de Bierzo

Ximena Moniz (1060 - 1128) foi uma senhora da nobreza castelhana. Foi filha de Muniadona Moniz de Bierzo e de Munio Moniz de Bierzo, conde de Bierzo.

Ximena Moniz foi concubina de Afonso VI de Leão e Castela, de quem teve duas filhas:

  1. Teresa de Leão, condessa de Portugal (1080 -?) casada com Henrique de Borgonha, conde de Portugal,
  2. .Elvira de Castela (1071 - 1151).

Ximena foi a responsável pela educação das suas filhas, em conjunto com o seu pai. Quando Afonso VI morreu, Ximena retirou-se da vida da corte, habitando até à sua morte com a filha Teresa e falecendo em 1128, com 68 anos.

in: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. <http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ximena_Moniz>

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That Teresa was daughter of a Munio Munoz comes originally from the interpretation of some charters in which she appears with a man of this name, reported by:

Quintana Prieto, Augusto. Jimena Muñiz, madre de Doña Teresa de Portugal. Revista Portuguesa de Historia. 12:223-80 (1969).

There are two problems with this interpretation. First, she is said by Bishopp Pelayo to be of a "most noble family", and this Munio Muñoz is rather obscure. More importantly, these don't say she was daughter, she just appears in the same document, so she could have been sister or even more distantly related (and if this Munio Muñoz really is the husband of Muniadona Muñoz, Jimena could he sister of her instead).

Canal Sanchez-Pagin, Jose Maria. Jimena Muñoz, Amiga de Alfonso VI. Anuario de Estudios Medievales. 21:11-40 (1991).

Looks for a family that might be called "most noble" and concludes that Jimena was probably sister of Count Rodrigo Muñoz, who was one of the most prominent nobleman of the first part of the reign of Alfonso VI, and father-in-law of Count Gomez Gonzalez (favorite of Queen Urraca). He then evaluates the possibilities for the parentage of this Count, there being three Munios of appropriate age and status who could be father: Munio Muñoz, Munio Gonzalez and Munio Rodriguez. He excludes Munio Muñoz, because of chronology and the existence of documents that appear to name all of the children, Jimena and Rodrigo not being among them. He excludes Munio Rodriguez because his son Rodrigo is given a biography that seems at odds with Alfonso's count. He then decides on Munio Gonzalez, who he also links to the Lara and the old Counts of Castile. In this he is followed by one of your source's references:

Vajay, Szabolcs de. Structures de Prouvoir et Reseaux de Familles du VIIIe au XIIe Siecles. Genealogica & Heraldica: Actas de 17o Congresso das Ciencias Genealogica e Heraldica. 275-315 (1986).

in: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <http://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk%3ATheresa,_Countess_of_Portugal>

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See also: Ximena MUÑOZ <http://www.barrosbrito.com/1888.html>

-------------------- Ximena Moniz de Bierzo.

Between Alfonso VI's first and second marriages he formed a liaison with Jimena Muñoz, a "most noble" (nobilissima) concubine "derived from royalty" (real generacion). She appears to have been put aside, given land in Ulver, at the time of Alfonso's remarriage. By her Alfonso VI had two illegitimate daughters, Elvira and Teresa.

Leo: Europäische Stammtafeln, J.A. Stargardt Verlag, Marburg, Schwennicke, Detlev (Ed.), Reference: II 57.

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Ximena Moniz de Bierzo's Timeline

1060
1060
Asturias, Spain
1069
1069
Age 9
Not Married
1083
1083
Age 23
1083
Age 23
Toledo, CM, Spain
1128
1128
Age 68
Toledo, Castile La Mancha, Spain
1128
Age 68
1935
December 16, 1935
Age 68
December 16, 1935
Age 68
December 16, 1935
Age 68
1936
May 13, 1936
Age 68