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Alfonso VIII King of Castilla

Male 1155 - 1214  (58 years)


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  • Name Alfonso VIII King of Castilla  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 11 Nov 1155  Soria, Castilla & León, España Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1158 
    King of Castile, Toledo and Extremadura (succeeded his father) 
    Occupation 1158 
    Ruled through the regency of his uncle Fernando II King of León until 1169 (disputed by the Castro and Lara families) 
    Occupation 18 Jul 1195 
    Defeated at Alarcón by the King of Morocco who helped the Almohades defend Seville 
    Occupation 1199 
    Reconciled with the Kings of Navarre and León to fight the Moors as a common cause 
    Occupation 1212 
    Led a successful crusade against the Almohades culminating in victory at the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa 
    Died 6 Oct 1214  Gutiérre Múñoz (Arévalo), España Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Santa María la Real de las Huelgas Cistercian monastery (Burgos), España Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4011  Godbout
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2017 

    Father Sancho III King of Castilla,   b. 1134, Toledo, Castilla, España Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1158, Toledo, Castilla, España Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Mother Blanca of Navarre,   b. 1137, Pamplona, Navarra, España Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1156  (Age 19 years) 
    Marriage Contract 25 Oct 1140 
    Married 30 Jan 1151  Calahorra (La Calzada-Logroño), España Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2029  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor Plantagenêt d'Anjou,   b. 13 Oct 1162, Domfront, Orne, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1214, Burgos, Castilla, España Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Marriage Contract 1169  Burgos, Castilla, España Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Sep 1177  Burgos, Castilla, España Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Berenguela Queen of Castilla,   b. 1180, Burgos, Castilla, España Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1246, Las Huelgas Abbey, Burgos, Castilla, España Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Urraca de Castilla,   b. 1186, Toledo, Castilla, España Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1220, Coimbra (Coïmbre), Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     3. Blanca de Castilla Reine de France,   b. Bef 4 Mar 1188, Château de Palencia, Valencia, España Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1252, Palais du Louvre, Paris, Île-de-France (Seine), France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. Enrique I King of Castilla,   b. 14 Apr 1204, Valladolid, Castilla, España Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1217, Palencia, España Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F2028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
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    2. [S725] Histoire de la maison royale de France et des grands officiers de la couronne, Anselme de Sainte-Marie, augustin déchaussé, (Estienne Loyson, Paris, 1674), Volume 1, p. 487.
      Également: Histoire de la fortification, La citadelle et la place de Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, de la Renaissance à l'Époque Contemporaine, Gérard Folio, général de division, Centre d'études d'histoire de la Défense, Cahier n° 25, 2005, Tome 2, p. 25.

    3. [S629] Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Herausgegeben Von Detlev Schwennicke, (Verlag Von J. A. Stargardt, Marburg, Deutschland, éditions 1978 à 1993), Volume 2, p. 62.

    4. [S633] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, Frederick Lewis Weis. Edited with additions and corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr.; assisted by David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 7th Edition, Baltimore, Maryland, 1992), 104:113-27.