Jimena Muñoz

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Jimena Muñoz, whose ancestry is uncertain, died in 1128,1 and was buried at San Andrés Monastery, Vega de Espinareda, El Bierzo, Léon, Spain. "Her grave, now lost, was once marked with an inscribed memorial stone that is now held by the Museo de León in that city."2

She was mistress to Alfonso VI, Emperor of Spain, son of Fernando I, Emperor of Spain and Sancha of León. While her ancestry is uncertain, she was characterized as either nobilisima or muy noble. With Alfonso, in between his two marriages, she had two daughters.1

Her name has also been seen as Ximena Nunia de Guzman. Wikipedia has more on her possible ancestry. For more information about Jimena Muñoz, please see this Wikipedia article.3,4


Alfonso VI, Emperor of Spain b. Jun 1040, d. 30 Jun 1109
This person was last edited on2 Apr 2021


  1. [S2171] Nathaniel L. Taylor and Todd A. Farmerie, "Notes on the Ancestry of Sancha de Ayala," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 152 (January 1998): 36–48, at 41, further cited as Taylor & Farmerie, "Notes on the Ancestry of Sancha de Ayala."
  2. [S1323] Wikipedia Contributors, "Alfonso VI of León and Castile," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimena_Mu%C3%B1oz[:WEB] (accessed Apr 2018).
  3. [S520] Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard Jr., William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700… ., 8th ed. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), 112-24, further cited as Weis, Sheppard, Beall, and Beall, Ancestral Roots, 8th ed.
  4. [S248] George Andrews Moriarty, The Plantagenet Ancestry of King Edward III and Queen Philippa (Salt Lake City, Utah: Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Society, 1985), 82, further cited as Moriarty, Plantagenet Ancestry.