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Also Known As: "Aurea", "Auria", "Awrya", "Oria"
Birthplace: Pamplona, Navarra, España
Death: Died in Pamplona, Navarra, España
Immediate Family:

Wife of Fortún Garcés el Monje, rey de Pamplona
Mother of Onneca Fortúnez; Íñigo Fortúnez; Aznar Fortúnez; Velasco Fortúnez and Lope Fortúnez

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About Oria

Oria (Auria, Awriya), the wife of Fortún Garcés, is known only from the Códice de Roda, which names domna Oria filia de --- (lady Oria, daughter of ---) as the wife of Furtunio Garseanis (Fortún Garcés). This codex probably dates from the late 10th century with additions for the 11th century, so it is approximately 100 years or more after her lifetime.

There is no contemporary indication of her parentage, but there several theories about her possible ancestry:

  • Historian and professor Antonio Rei suggested she might have been a granddaughter of Musa ibn Musa ibn Qasi (Rei, 44–45). The Banu Qasi were a Christian family who converted to Islam.
  • Historian and genealogist Christian Settipani suggested she might have been a daughter of Oria bint Musa, daughter of Musa ibn Musa, and her husband García (killed 859). The latter would be a son of García Galíndez the Bad and his first wife Matrona, daughter of Aznar I Galíndez, count of Aragon (Settipani, 114)
  • Settipani also suggested she might have been a daughter of García Galíndez the Bad and another Aurea, his second wife, the daughter of Eneko Arista and sister García I of Navarre (Settipani, 114).
  • Settipani also suggested she might have been a daughter of Galindo I Aznárez, count of Aragon, and a granddaughter of Aznar I Galíndez and a third Aurea, who could be the daughter of the Duke Lupo II of Gascony and a sister of Oneca or Iniga, the mother of Eneko Arista and Musa ibn Musa (Settipani, 115).
  • Spanish Wikipedia (citing Rei) supports the theory she was daughter of Lubb ibn Musa ( Lope ibn Musa) and Ayab Al-Bilatiyya, and a granddaughter of Musa ibn Musa and Assona Iniguez but says in a footnote that her parentage is not documented.
  • In unsourced Internet genealogies she is most often called a daughter of Lope ibn Musa (banu Qasi).

She married [845] King Fortún Garcés of Pamplona, who died in 922. They were the parents of:

  1. Íñigo Fortúnez
  2. Aznar Fortúnez
  3. Velasco Fortúnez
  4. Lope Fortúnez
  5. Onneca Fortúnez, who married firstly Abdallah ibn Mohammed, Emir of Córdoba, and secondly her cousin Aznar Sánchez of Larraun, grandson of king García Íñiguez, becoming the mother of the future queens Toda Aznárez, wife of Sancho Garcés, and Sancha Aznárez, wife of king Jimena Garcés.


  • Leo: Europäische Stammtafeln, J.A. Stargardt Verlag, Marburg, Schwennicke, Detlev (Ed.), Reference: II 53.
  • MedLands: KINGS of PAMPLONA 822-[905 (IÑIGA DYNASTY)]
  • Rei, António (2011–2012). "Descendência Hispânica do Profeta do Islão: Exploração de Algumas Linhas Primárias". Armas e Troféus (in Portuguese). Instituto Português de Heráldica
  • Christian Settipani, La Noblesse du Midi Carolingien, Oxford, Linacre College, Unit for Prosopographical Research, coll. Occasional Publications / 5 (2004)
  • soc.genealogy.medieval
  • Todd A. Farmerie, "Muslim/Christian descents in Early-Medieval Spain" at soc.genealogy.medieval (June 16, 2001).
  • Wikipedia: English French German Spanish
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Oria's Timeline

Pamplona, Navarra, España
Age 17
Age 69
Pamplona, Navarra, España