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Alfonso III (author or patron)
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The Chronicle of Alfonso III

Date of Birth: c. 848

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: 20 December 910

Place of Death: Zamora


The two versions of this chronicle (Rotensis and Ovetensis) are the work of either Alfonso III of Oviedo or a member of his entourage. According to Gómez Moreno (‘Las primeras crónicas’) and Sánchez Albornoz (‘La redacción original’), the king himself wrote the Rotensis version. Díaz y Díaz (‘La Historiograf…

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Deswarte, Thomas, “Alfonso III (author or patron)”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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