Alfonso I of Asturias

693 - 757

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Alfonso I of Asturias, called the Catholic (el Católico), (c. 693 – 757) was the third king of Asturias, reigning from 739 to his death in 757. His reign saw an extension of the Christian domain of Asturias, reconquering Galicia and León. He succeeded his brother-in-law Favila, and was succeeded by his son, Fruela I. Alfonso's illegitimate son, Mauregatus, also became king, and his daughter Adosinda was consort to King Silo of Asturias. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfonso I of Asturias has received more than 177,872 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Alfonso I of Asturias is the 3,050th most popular politician (down from 3,012th in 2019), the 267th most popular biography from Spain (down from 258th in 2019) and the 94th most popular Spanish Politician.

Alfonso I of Asturias is most famous for being the first king of Asturias.

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Among politicians, Alfonso I of Asturias ranks 3,050 out of 19,576Before him are Augustin Robespierre, Hormizd IV, Ali Bongo Ondimba, Deioces, Astyanax, and Pujie. After him are Eduard Limonov, Muhammad I of Córdoba, Emilio Mola, Émile Lahoud, Ali of Hejaz, and Arnold Rüütel.

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Among people born in 693, Alfonso I of Asturias ranks 1 Among people deceased in 757, Alfonso I of Asturias ranks 3Before him are An Lushan, and Pope Stephen II. After him are Æthelbald of Mercia, and Jayavarman I.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Alfonso I of Asturias ranks 267 out of 3,355Before him are Raymond of Penyafort (1175), Vicente Aleixandre (1898), Lluís Companys (1882), Iker Casillas (1981), Pompeia Plotina (65), and Ruy López de Segura (1530). After him are Muhammad I of Córdoba (823), Nachmanides (1194), Chindasuinth (563), Carlos Sainz (1962), Juan Díaz de Solís (1470), and Hisham II (965).


Among politicians born in Spain, Alfonso I of Asturias ranks 94Before him are Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain (1567), Abd al-Rahman ibn Abd Allah al-Ghafiqi (650), Felipe González (1942), Alfonso III of Aragon (1265), Wittiza (687), and Lluís Companys (1882). After him are Muhammad I of Córdoba (823), Chindasuinth (563), Hisham II (965), Maria Anna of Spain (1606), Postumus (250), and Muhammad I of Granada (1194).