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Alphonso I


ALPHONSO I. (739-757), the first of the Kings of Spain, is said to have married Ormesinda, daughter of Pelayo, who was raised on the shield in Asturias as king of the Goths of ter the Arab conquest. He is also said to have been the son of Peter, duke of Cantabria. It is not improbable that he was, in fact, an hereditary chief of the Basques, but no contemporary records exist. His title of "the Catholic" itself may very well have been the invention of later chronicles.