was the 9th century father of García Jiménez of Pamplona
. In spite of various biographical details having been created, there are no unambiguous records of his existence except in the patronymics
of his sons, García and Íñigo Jiménez
, indicating a father named Jimeno. In 850, the French court received envoys from Induo
, "dukes of the Navarrese", and it has been supposed that these names represent those of Íñigo Arista
and Jimeno, The location of his hypothetical principality has been placed around Álava
, where a count Vela Jiménez, traditionally thought to have been his son (again based on patronymic), held sway.
He has sometimes been described as Jimeno the Strong, but this results from confusion with a much earlier man of that name. Likewise, he sometimes appears as Jimeno Garcés due to hypotheses about his origins. The belief that he was kinsman of Íñigo I Arista has led to various... Read More