Alfonso II of Asturias

759 - 842

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Alfonso II of Asturias (c. 760 – 842), nicknamed the Chaste (Spanish: el Casto), was the king of Asturias during two different periods: first in the year 783 and later from 791 until his death in 842. Upon his death, Nepotian, a family member of undetermined relation, attempted to usurp the crown in place of the future Ramiro I. During his reign, which covered a span of 51 years, Alfonso discovered the supposed tomb of St. James the Great (called Santiago (San Iago) in Spanish) in the town of Compostela, which later became known as the city of Santiago de Compostela. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfonso II of Asturias has received more than 146,089 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Alfonso II of Asturias is the 3,413th most popular politician (down from 3,232nd in 2019), the 297th most popular biography from Spain (down from 285th in 2019) and the 109th most popular Spanish Politician.

Alfonso II of Asturias was a king of the Kingdom of Asturias in the 8th century. He is most famous for his victory over the Moors at the Battle of Covadonga.

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Among politicians, Alfonso II of Asturias ranks 3,413 out of 15,710Before him are Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, Chivu Stoica, Kilij Arslan II, and Milonia Caesonia. After him are Djedkare Isesi, Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Magnus III of Sweden, Hugh of Italy, Thomas Bach, and Yasuhiro Nakasone.

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Among people born in 759, Alfonso II of Asturias ranks 2Before him is Theodore the Studite. After him is Asad ibn al-Furat. Among people deceased in 842, Alfonso II of Asturias ranks 3Before him are Theophilos and Al-Mu'tasim. After him are Emperor Saga, Langdarma, and Liu Yuxi.

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Among people born in Spain, Alfonso II of Asturias ranks 297 out of 2,595Before him are Raymond of Penyafort (1175), Isidore the Laborer (1080), Blanche II of Navarre (1424), Ildefons Cerdà (1815), Jesús Franco (1930), and Miguel López de Legazpi (1502). After him are Ramiro I of Aragon (1008), Gonzalo Pizarro (1510), Abū Ishāq Ibrāhīm al-Zarqālī (1029), Iker Casillas (1981), Liuvigild (525), and Martin I of Sicily (1374).


Among politicians born in Spain, Alfonso II of Asturias ranks 109Before him are Berengaria of Castile (1180), Sancho III of Castile (1134), Ferdinand IV of Castile (1285), Maria Anna of Spain (1606), Blanche II of Navarre (1424), and Miguel López de Legazpi (1502). After him are Ramiro I of Aragon (1008), Liuvigild (525), Martin I of Sicily (1374), Niceto Alcalá-Zamora (1877), Sigeric (370), and Ferdinand II of León (1137).