Name: García Gómez
Birth: in Saldaña, Palencia, Spain
Death: AFT 1017 1
Occupation: Count of León 1
García Gómez (died after 1017) was a Leonese count, at least from 97 1. He was the eldest son of Gómez Díaz and Muniadomna Fernández, daught er of Fernán González, Count of Castile. From his father he inherited t he counties of Saldaña, Carrión, and Liébana.
By a charter dated 15 May 984 García donated some property at Calzadil la de Cueza to the monastery of Sahagún. On 1 September 986 he witness ed a donation of his supposed uncle Osorio Díaz of the villa Arcello to t he same monastery.
García married Muniadomna, daughter of Gonzalo Vermúdez and Ildonza Ramír ez and a niece of Velasquita Ramírez, the queen of Vermudo II of Leó n. In 988–9 he and his father-in-law, perhaps with the support of the Ansú rez clan, were in rebellion against Vermudo II. Leagued with Almanzor, t he Muslim hajib, who marched on León, the rebels forced Vermudo to take re fuge in Galicia and expelled the counts of Monzón from the Tierra de Campo s. The entire land between Zamora and Castie, including León itself, w as in the hands of García, governing under the authority of Almanzor. He w ent so far as to title himself "ruling (imperante) in León" in the early m onths of 990. In 990 Vermudo returned and ousted the rebels, who quickly r econciled with him.
García Gómez also supported the revolt between November 991 and Septemb er 992 that expelled Vermudo from the kingdom, a revolt led by his father- in-law, Munio Fernández, and count Pelayo Rodríguez. He was on better ter ms with Vermudo's successor, Alfonso V.
On 29 June 1000 he participated in the Battle of Cervera. According to I bn al-Khatib, at Cervera Kayaddayr al-Dammari al-Abra (the Leper), a prin ce of the north African tribe of the Banu Dammari, decapitated one of t he counts of the Banu Gumis and carried his head about with him. García 's three brothers, Velasco, Sancho, and Munio, also bore the title coun t, but only Velasco does not appear in any sources after 1000 and can ther efore be identified as the one killed at Cervera. The only narrative Chris tian sources to mention the battle, both closely related to the Muslims hi stories, differ from them in stressing the leadership of García Gómez. T he Anales Castellanos Segundos record that In era MXXXVIII [año 1000] fu it arrancada de Cervera super conde Sancium Garcia et Garcia Gomez: "In t he Era 1038 [AD 1000] was the defeat of Cervera over count Sancho García a nd García Gómez." According to the Anales Toledanos Primeros, in Era MCCCV III fue la arranda [arrancada] de Cervera sobre el conde don Sancho Garc ía e García Gómez: "Era 1308 [sic] was the defeat of Cervera over the cou nt don Sancho García and García Gómez."
Recently, Margarita Torres Sevilla has proposed identifying García Gómez w ith the "Ibn Mama Duna" or "Ibn Mumadumna al-Qumis" (son/descendant of Mun iadomna, the Count) who in 1009 entered Córdoba and installed as caliph o ne Sulayman ibn Hakam, the candidate of the Berbers. The evidence is, howe ver, very weak and the Christian count who entered Córdoba that year was S ancho García of Castile.
After the Almanzor's death (1002), García was one of the barons of the rea lm who signed the peace treaty with the former's son, al-Muzzaffar. In 10 05 he added Cea and Grajal to his domains and in 1007 Ceión. García rebell ed again in 1007, when he used the title Count of León.
Father: Gómez Díaz b: in Saldaña, Palencia, Spain
Mother: *Muniadona Fernández b: in Castile-La Mancha, Spain
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