BERMUDO -II- de León
BERMUDO II - o Vermudo
-II-. Llamado el Gotoso
Su sucesor en la corona Alfonso -V-
BERMUDO II - or Vermudo - II. Call the Gotoso
His successor in the Crown Alfonso - V-
King of Galicia from 982 up to 999
King of León from 984 until 999.
He succeeds Ramiro III on the throne of León. Bastard son of Ordoño - III-.Cousin Ramiro - III - de Leon.
On October 15 of the year 982 is crowned King of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, independent of the Kingdom of León, named by the Galician nobles d unhappy with the reign of Ramiro - III-.
Presents battle his cousin Ramiro - III - Leon Portilla of Arenas. In battle they were involved Muslim troops under the command of Almanzor beside Bermudo. The contest between the two sides without determining who was the victorious, withdrawing battered to replenish forces to their respective kingdoms is very costly.
Earlier in the year 976 had died the Caliph of Córdoba Alhacan that happens his son Hiscen, as Hixen - II, who appointed Governor and Minister to Almanzor, son of Abenamir.
Almanzor troops mixed with Bermudo at the battle of sand hatch. When the troops of both sides withdrew battered to their respective kingdoms, the Almanzor resets and attack the city of Leon, destroying its ramparts.
Bermudo took refuge in Galicia and his cousin Ramiro - III - in the mountains of Astorga, dying shortly afterwards in the year 984.
A year earlier at 983 Almanzor troops had conquered Gormaz.
In the 984 to the death of Ramiro - III-refugee in the mountains of Astorga and Bermudo - II-developed now in King of León, from Santiago de Compostela takes possession of the Court the 24 of April of 984 a city in ruins and in the hands of Muslim troops.
Meanwhile in the same year Almanzor conquers the Simancas square.
In 986 Muslim troops conquer Sepulveda and Zamora. In 989 Atienza square.
In counterpart Bermudo - III - as King of Galicia and León recovers the city of León in the year 990, but as if were a game of chess, the 991 Almanzor conquest Osma and alcove and 994 San Esteban de Gormaz and Clunia.
With the squares of Simancas and Zamora in Muslim power, Almanzor has the doors open and in 995 with a powerful army is close to the city of León reconquered by the Christians in the 990.
Bermudo out to meet and face the battle of the river Esla.
It was the beginning of the winter and nature are put on the Christian side. The Muslim army decomposed by the muddy terrain is forced to retreat and retreat towards Córdoba.
In the year 992 marries Mrs. Elvira and this union they would have to Alfonso.
Bermudo Christian troops entrench themselves in the city of León, in anticipation of a new attack of Almanzor in the following spring and try to get safe their treasures: relics of the child Pelayo Oviedo and San Froilán Valdecesar monastery in the mountains of Leon.
But the King Bermudo - II-Leon suffers from gout and are unable to defend the city. Gonzalez appoints Ombudsman conde Guillén and retires to Oviedo.
Spring of the year 996 arrives and Almanzor puts the city site.
The siege lasts for one year. To prevent supplies from the West, in the 997 Almanzor troops come to Santiago de Compostela to plunder it, razing the town and the basilica. The bells of the Cathedral are moved to Córdoba which are used in the Palace of the Caliph as a candelabra.
In the 998 penetrate into the city of León by a gap in the wall and ravage it. They destroy the Roman gates and walls.
From León, they are routed to the monastery of san Pedro de Eslonza and destroy it, from here to the monastery of Sahagún who burned it and put site to the plaza of Coyanza (current Valencia de Don Juan) which conquered it in a few months.
Come to Astorga and destroyed its walls and destroying the historic quarter of the Roman city.
After looting, Almanzor and his troops seeing already weakened the Christian armies, withdraws to Córdoba.
King Bermudo - II - died in Oviedo in the year 999.
Other chroniclers placed his death on November 23, 1,000
His successor in the Crown Alfonso - V-