Sancho III of Navarre - Succession

Succession

Before his death in 1035, Sancho divided his possessions among his sons. Of the three surviving sons by Mayor, the eldest, García, had already appeared as regulus in Navarre, inheriting the kingdom including the Basque country as well as exercising suzerainty over the kingdom's lands given his brothers. Gonzalo had been placed in control of the counties of Sobrarbe and Ribagorza, which he would hold as regulus. Ferdinand had been given Castile on the death of count García Sánchez in 1127, holding it first under his father and later of Vermudo III of León, before killing that king to take León and the royal title. Ramiro, the eldest but illegitimate son of Sancho by mistress Sancha of Aybar, was given property in the former county of Aragón with the provision that he should ask for no more lands of García, under whom he first acted as baiulus but from whom he later achieved de facto independence. Documents report two further sons, a second Ramiro and Bernard, but scholarship is divided on whether they were legitimate sons who died in youth, or if their appearance instead results from either scribal error or forgery. Sancho left two daughters, Mayor and Jimena, the former perhaps the wife of Pons, Count of Toulouse, the latter wife of Vermudo III.

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Succession

Succession is the act or process of following in order or sequence. It may further refer to:

Order of succession, in politics, the ascension to power by one ruler, official, or monarch after the death, resignation, or removal from office of another, usually in a clearly defined order

  • Succession planning, in organizations, identifying and developing individuals to succeed to senior positions in government, business, organizations, etc.
  • Simultaneity succession, in music, is a chord or harmonic progression, or more generally a series of different groups of pitches, the pitches in each group being played simultaneously
  • Ecological succession, the series of changes in an ecological community that occur over time after a disturbance. It can be:
  • Primary succession, when there is a new substrate with no existing vegetation, as after a volcanic lava flow, or
  • Secondary succession, when the substrate has sustained vegetation, as after a fire or flood
  • Succession of states, in international relations, is the process of recognition and acceptance of a newly created state by other states, based on a perceived historical relationship the new state has with a prior state
  • Apostolic succession, the doctrine, held by some Christian denominations, that bishops are the successors of the original Twelve Apostles, inheriting their spiritual, ecclesiastical and sacramental authority, power, and responsibility
  • Succession of property, or inheritance, in law, is the passage of an individual's property to one or more dependants according to a formula set out in law, religion, custom or under the terms of a trust
    • Succession (conflict), inheritance when more than one jurisdiction involved and there may be a conflict of law
  • Succession (geology), in geology, a group of rocks or strata that succeed one another in chronological order
  • "Succession" (30 Rock), an episode of 30 Rock

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