Kingdom of León

The Kingdom of León (Asturian: Reinu de Llión, Spanish: Reino de León, Galician: Reino de León, Portuguese: Reino de Leão, Latin: Regnum Legionense) was an independent kingdom situated in the northwest region of the Iberian Peninsula. It was founded in AD 910 when the Christian princes of Asturias along the northern coast of the peninsula shifted their capital from Oviedo to the city of León. The County of Portugal separated to become the independent Kingdom of Portugal in 1139 and the eastern, inland part of León was joined to the Kingdom of Castile in 1230.

From 1296 to 1301, the Kingdom of León was again independent and after the re-union with Castile remained a kingdom until 1833, but as part of a united Spain. In the Royal Decree of 30 November 1833, the Kingdom of León was considered one of the Spanish regions and divided into the provinces of León, Zamora and Salamanca. In 1978, these three provinces of the region of León were included along with six provinces of the historic region of Old Castile to create the autonomous community of Castile and León.

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Timeline Of Galician History - Kingdom of León
... 916 - Ordoño II of León is defeated by the Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III in Valdejunquera. 924 - Fruela becomes King of León and Galicia, after the death of his brother, but died a year later. 925 Alfonso Fróilaz son of Fruela, King of León and Galicia, Sancho I Ordóñez, Alfonso IV and Ramiro II, the sons of Ordoño II of León, claimed to be the rightful heirs ...
Kingdom Of León - Present
... At present, León is composed of the provinces of León, Zamora, and Salamanca, is now part of the autonomous community of Castile and León within the modern Kingdom of Spain ... Leonesist parties gained 13.6% of votes cast in the León autonomic elections in 2007 ... by some Leonese city councils to establish a NUTS-2 (European Statistical Region) for León ...
Leonese Country - History - Kingdom of León
... Kingdom of León was an independent country situated in the northwest region of the Iberian Peninsula ... shifted their main seat from Oviedo to the city of León ... The Atlantic provinces became the Kingdom of Portugal in 1139, and the eastern, inland part of the kingdom was joined to the Kingdom of Castile by 1230 ...
León, Spain - History - Kingdom of León
... The post-Roman history of the city is largely the history of the Kingdom of León ... Alfonso III of León and García I of León made León city the capital of the Kingdom of León and the most important of the Christian cities in Iberia ... The Kingdom of León officially started as an independent Kingdom in 910, becoming an Empire who reached the Rhone river in the 12th century ...

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