Alfonso I, Spanish king of Asturias

Alfonso I (Alfonso the Catholic), 693?–757, Spanish king of Asturias (739–57). He was the son-in-law of the first Asturian king, Pelayo. A Berber rebellion (740–41) against the Moors enabled him to conquer parts of Galicia, León, and Santander.

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