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- Pelayo Rodrâiguez (fl. 985– 1007) was an important magnate and a count (comes) of the Kingdom of Leâon and a common presence at the courts of Vermudo II (984– 999) and Alfonso V (999– 1028).
The historian Rubâen Garcâia âAlvarez suggested that he was a member of the family that founded the monastery of Lorenzana and probably a son of count Rodrigo Gutiâerrez (fl. 945– 992). The earliest document to mention him by name is dated to 976, but is considered false by Emilio Sâaez. The next time he appears in the historical record is 8 July 985, as a witness to a donation to the monastery of Sahagâun. He is a mainstay of royal charters until his last appearance on either 13 September 1005 or 1 February 1007. He rebelled with Gonzalo Vermâudez and Munio Fernâandez against Vermudo II, and succeeded in expelling the monarch from his kingdom between November 991 and September 992. After the revolt he was soon restored to royal favour.
He married Gotina Fernâandez, daughter of Fernando Vermâudez de Cea and Elvira Dâiaz. She was a sister of Jimena, queen of Garcâia Sâanchez II of Pamplona, and thus an aunt of Sancho III the Great. She brought him many estates in Galicia and Leâon proper. She joined her son, Fernando Pelâaez and his wife in making a donation to San Millâan de la Cogolla on 13 November 1028, the last time she is recorded living, as donna Gutina. Other than Fernando she probably bore Pelayo two daughters: Fronilda, who married Ordoäno Vermâudez, an illegitimate son of Vermudo II, and probably the Elvira who married Fernando Flaâinez.
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