He was the eldest son of Ordono and possibly born posthumously. He did n ot ascend upon his father's death as his was too young. However his unc le Fruela's death in next year made him the king as he was the eldest amo ng the children of Ordono and Fruela. Having a faint personality, he resig ned the crown to his brother Ramiro and went into a religious house. A cer tain instability of character is revealed by the fact that he took up ar ms with Fruela's son against Ramiro, having repented of his renunciati on of the world. He was defeated, blinded and sent back to die in the cloi ster of Sahagun. Ordono IV of Leon was his son.
Father: *Ordoño II of Leon b: in Leon, Spain
Mother: *Sancha of Navarre b: in Navarre, Spain
Marriage 1 Oneca Sanchez b: in Navarre, Spain
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