Information about King Sancho VI Garcés of Navarre

King Sancho VI Garcés of Navarre (21 April 1132 - 27 June 1194)

Sancho VI Garcés (Basque: Antso VI), called the Wise, was king of Navarre from 1150 until his death in 1194.

Son of García Ramírez and Margaret of L'Aigle, Sancho was the first to use the title "King of Navarre" as the sole designation of his kingdom, dropping Pamplona out of titular use.

His reign was full of clashes with Castile and Aragon. He was a monastic founder and many architectural accomplishments date to his reign. He is also responsible for bringing his kingdom into the political orbit of Europe.

He died on 27 June 1194, in Pamplona, where he is interred.

King Sancho VI Garcés of Navarre reigned in...
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Antso VI.a (King Sancho VI Garcés) Flag of Navarre Navarre 21 November 1150 27 June 1194
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