Elvira Mendes : biography
Elvira Mendes, sometimes called Elvira or Geloria Menéndez ( – 20 December 1022), was Queen of León (1008–1022).
She was the daughter of Count Menendo González of the First County of Portugal and corregente of León, descendant of the highest nobility of Portugal and Galicia. She married Alfonso V of León (before 1010) and was the mother of King Bermudo III of León.
By her husband Elvira had two children:
- Bermudo III of León (c. 1015–1037)
- Sancha of León (c. 1020–1067)
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