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Alfonso

Male 1204 - 1272  (~ 69 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Alfonso was born Between 1203 and 1204 (son of Alfonso IX, King of León and Galicia and Berenguela I of Castile, Queen Of Castile & Toledo); died 6 Jan 1272, Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.

    Notes:

    Infante de Castilla. Señor de Molina y Mesa.

    Alfonso married Mayor Afonso de Meneses Aft 1246. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Maria de Molina was born Abt 1262; died 17 Jul 1321, Valladolid, Castile, Spain.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Alfonso IX, King of León and Galicia was born 15 Aug 1171, Zamora, León, Spain (son of Fernando II, King of Leon, Galicia, and Extremadura and Urraca of Portugal); died 24 Sep 1230, Villanueva de Sarria, Spain; was buried , Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1166

    Notes:

    Called "el Barboso," "the Slobberer," supposedly because he was subject to fits of rage during which he foamed at the mouth. Despite this, he is also notable for having founded the University of Salamanca and for convening what was arguably the first parliament in Western Europe that included representatives of the urban bourgeoisie. Our theory is that he was a marooned time-traveler from the future: if you found yourself stuck in twelfth-century Spain, you'd foam at the mouth once in a while too.

    From Wikipedia:

    In spite of the democratic precedent represented by the Cortes and the founding of the University of Salamanca, Alfonso is often chiefly remembered for the difficulties his successive marriages caused between him with Pope Celestine III. He was first married in 1191 to his first cousin, Theresa of Portugal, who bore him two daughters, and a son who died young. The marriage was declared null by the papal legate Cardinal Gregory for consanguinity.

    After Alfonso VIII of Castile was defeated at the Battle of Alarcos, Alfonso IX invaded Castile with the aid of Muslim troops. He was summarily excommunicated by Pope Celestine III. In 1197, Alfonso IX married his first cousin once removed, Berengaria of Castile, to cement peace between León and Castile. For this second act of consanguinity, the king and the kingdom were placed under interdict by representatives of the Pope. In 1198, Pope Innocent III declared Alfonso and Berengaria's marriage invalid, but they stayed together until 1204. The annulment of this marriage by the pope drove the younger Alfonso to again attack his cousin in 1204, but treaties made in 1205, 1207, and 1209 each forced him to concede further territories and rights. The treaty in 1207 is the first existing public document in the Castilian dialect.

    The Pope was, however, compelled to modify his measures by the threat that, if the people could not obtain the services of religion, they would not support the clergy, and that heresy would spread. The king was left under interdict personally, but to that he showed himself indifferent, and he had the support of his clergy. Berengaria left him after the birth of five children, and the king then returned to Theresa, to whose daughters he left his kingdom in his will.

    Alfonso married Berenguela I of Castile, Queen Of Castile & Toledo Bef 17 Dec 1197, Valladolid, Castile, Spain. Berenguela (daughter of Alfonso VIII, King of Castile, Toledo, and Extramadura and Eleanor of England) was born 1171; died 8 Nov 1244; was buried , Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Berenguela I of Castile, Queen Of Castile & Toledo was born 1171 (daughter of Alfonso VIII, King of Castile, Toledo, and Extramadura and Eleanor of England); died 8 Nov 1244; was buried , Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1179-1180
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1180
    • Alternate birth: Between Jan 1180 and Jun 1180
    • Alternate birth: Bef Aug 1180, Burgos, Castile, Spain
    • Alternate death: 8 Nov 1246, Las Huelgas, near Burgos, Castile, Spain

    Notes:

    Also called Berengaria.

    "The couple separated due to consanguinity in 1204, after which she returned to her father's dominions, where she became regent for her younger brother, Enrique I, King of Castile. She abdicated the throne of Castile 31 Aug 1217, in favor of her son, Fernando." [Royal Ancestry]

    "Starting in 1198, Pope Innocent III objected to the marriage on the grounds of consanguinity, though the couple stayed together until 1204. They vehemently sought a dispensation in order to stay together, including offering large sums of money. However, the pope denied their request, although they succeeded in having their children considered legitimate. Her marriage dissolved, Berengaria returned to Castile and to her parents in May 1204, where she dedicated herself to the care of her children." [Wikipedia]

    Notes:

    Annulled by Pope Innocent III on grounds of consanguinity.

    Children:
    1. Fernando III (St. Fernando), King Of Castile, León, Galicia, Toledo, Córdoba, Jaén, and Seville was born Between 5 Aug 1201 and 19 Aug 1201, En route between Salamanca and Zamora; died 30 May 1252, Seville, Andalusia, Spain; was buried , Cathedral Santa María, Seville, Andalusia, Spain.
    2. 1. Alfonso was born Between 1203 and 1204; died 6 Jan 1272, Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.
    3. Bérenguère of Castile-León was born 1204; died 12 Apr 1237, Constantinople.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Fernando II, King of Leon, Galicia, and Extremadura was born 1137 (son of Alfonso VII, King of Leon and Castile and Berenguela of Barcelona); died 22 Jan 1188, Benavente, Italy; was buried , Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.

    Fernando married Urraca of Portugal 1165. Urraca (daughter of Affonso I Henriques, King of Portugal and Mafalda of Savoy) was born Abt 1150; died 16 Oct 1188, Bamba, near Valladolid, Castile, Spain; was buried , Monastery of San Juan Bautista of the Knights of St. John, Bamba, near Valladolid, Castile, Spain. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Urraca of Portugal was born Abt 1150 (daughter of Affonso I Henriques, King of Portugal and Mafalda of Savoy); died 16 Oct 1188, Bamba, near Valladolid, Castile, Spain; was buried , Monastery of San Juan Bautista of the Knights of St. John, Bamba, near Valladolid, Castile, Spain.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1151

    Notes:

    "Su última aparición en la documentación medieval fue en 1211 cuando donó a la Catedral de Zamora la villa de Castrotorafe que había recibido como parte de las arras entregadas por rey Fernando en 1165." [Spanish-language Wikipedia]

    Children:
    1. 2. Alfonso IX, King of León and Galicia was born 15 Aug 1171, Zamora, León, Spain; died 24 Sep 1230, Villanueva de Sarria, Spain; was buried , Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.

  3. 6.  Alfonso VIII, King of Castile, Toledo, and Extramadura was born 11 Nov 1155, Soría, Castile, Spain (son of Sancho III, King of Nájera, Castile, and Toledo and Blanche of Navarre, Queen of Castile); died 22 Sep 1214; was buried , Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 5 Oct 1214, Gutiérre Muños, Arévalo, Spain
    • Alternate death: 6 Oct 1214, Gutiérre Muños, Arévalo, Spain

    Notes:

    Also Lord of Gascony. "Defeated by the Moorish Almohad invaders in 1195, but defeated a combined army of the kings of Leon and Navarre the same year. Won a great victory over the Moors at Navas de Tolosa, 1212." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, which gives the date of his marriage to Eleanor as September 1177, unlike other sources which date it to September 1170.]

    Alfonso married Eleanor of England Sep 1170, Burgos, Castile, Spain. Eleanor (daughter of Henry II, King of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France; Queen Consort of England) was born 1161; died 21 Sep 1214; was buried , Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Eleanor of England was born 1161 (daughter of Henry II, King of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France; Queen Consort of England); died 21 Sep 1214; was buried , Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 13 Oct 1162, Domfront, Normandy, France
    • Alternate death: 25 Oct 1214, Burgos, Castile, Spain

    Notes:

    Also called Leonor.

    "Of all Eleanor of Aquitaine's daughters, her namesake was the only one who was enabled, by political circumstances, to wield the kind of influence her mother had exercised. In her own marriage treaty, and in the first marriage treaty for her daughter Berengaria, Eleanor was given direct control of many lands, towns, and castles throughout the kingdom. She was almost as powerful as Alfonso, who specified in his will in 1204 that she was to rule alongside their son in the event of his death, including taking responsibility for paying his debts and executing his will. It was she who persuaded him to marry their daughter Berengaria to Alfonso IX of León. Troubadours and sages were regularly present in Alfonso VIII's court due to Eleanor's patronage." [Wikipedia]

    Children:
    1. 3. Berenguela I of Castile, Queen Of Castile & Toledo was born 1171; died 8 Nov 1244; was buried , Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain.
    2. Urraca of Castile was born Between 1186 and 1187; died 3 Nov 1220, Coimbra, Portugal.
    3. Blanche of Castile, Queen Consort of France was born Bef 4 Mar 1188, Palencia, Castile, Spain; died 1252, Melun, Seine-et-Marne, France; was buried , Maubuisson Abbey near Pontoise, near Paris, France.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Alfonso VII, King of Leon and Castile was born 1 Mar 1105, Caldas de Reyes, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain (son of Raymond of Burgundy and Urraca, Queen of Galicia, Castile, Leon, and Toledo); died 21 Aug 1157, Fresneda, Teruel, Aragon, Spain; was buried , Cathedral Santa Maria, Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

    Notes:

    Called "Emperor" (Emperador).

    Alfonso married Berenguela of Barcelona Nov 1128, Saldaña, Palencia, Castilla-Leon, Spain. Berenguela (daughter of Ramon III Berenguer and Dulce de Gévauden) was born Abt 1114; died 15 Jan 1149, Palencia, Castile, Spain; was buried , Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Berenguela of Barcelona was born Abt 1114 (daughter of Ramon III Berenguer and Dulce de Gévauden); died 15 Jan 1149, Palencia, Castile, Spain; was buried , Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1116
    • Alternate death: 31 Jan 1149, Palencia, Castile, Spain
    • Alternate death: 3 Feb 1149

    Children:
    1. Sancho III, King of Nájera, Castile, and Toledo was born 1134; died 31 Aug 1158, Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain; was buried , Cathedral Santa Maria, Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
    2. 4. Fernando II, King of Leon, Galicia, and Extremadura was born 1137; died 22 Jan 1188, Benavente, Italy; was buried , Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
    3. Constance of Castile, Queen Consort of France was born Abt 1138; died 4 Oct 1160, France; was buried , Abbey of Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis, France.
    4. Sancha of Castile, Queen Consort of Navarre was born Abt 1139; died 1179; was buried , Pamplona Cathedral, Pamplona, Spain.

  3. 10.  Affonso I Henriques, King of Portugal was born 15 Jul 1110 (son of Henry of Burgundy and Teresa of Leon and Castile); died 6 Dec 1185, Coimbra, Portugal; was buried , Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra, Portugal.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 25 Jul 1110

    Notes:

    "Conquistador."

    Affonso married Mafalda of Savoy 1146. Mafalda (daughter of Amadeo III and Mahaut of Albon) was born Abt 1125, Savoy, Italy; died 4 Nov 1157, Coimbra, Portugal; was buried , Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra, Portugal. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Mafalda of Savoy was born Abt 1125, Savoy, Italy (daughter of Amadeo III and Mahaut of Albon); died 4 Nov 1157, Coimbra, Portugal; was buried , Monastery of Santa Cruz, Coimbra, Portugal.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 3 Dec 1157, Coimbra, Portugal

    Notes:

    Also called Mahaut; Maud; Matilda; Mafalda de Saboia.

    Children:
    1. 5. Urraca of Portugal was born Abt 1150; died 16 Oct 1188, Bamba, near Valladolid, Castile, Spain; was buried , Monastery of San Juan Bautista of the Knights of St. John, Bamba, near Valladolid, Castile, Spain.
    2. Sancho I, King of Portugal was born 11 Nov 1154, Coimbra, Portugal; died 26 Mar 1211, Coimbra, Portugal; was buried , Santa Cruz de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

  5. 12.  Sancho III, King of Nájera, Castile, and Toledo was born 1134 (son of Alfonso VII, King of Leon and Castile and Berenguela of Barcelona); died 31 Aug 1158, Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain; was buried , Cathedral Santa Maria, Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1135

    Notes:

    The Desired (el Deseado).

    Sancho married Blanche of Navarre, Queen of Castile 30 Jan 1151, Calahorra, La Rioja, Spain. Blanche (daughter of Garcia Ramirez, King of Navarre and Marguerite de l'Aigle, Queen of Navarre) was born 1137; died 12 Aug 1156; was buried , Cathedral Santa Maria la Real, Najera, La Rioja, Spain. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Blanche of Navarre, Queen of Castile was born 1137 (daughter of Garcia Ramirez, King of Navarre and Marguerite de l'Aigle, Queen of Navarre); died 12 Aug 1156; was buried , Cathedral Santa Maria la Real, Najera, La Rioja, Spain.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1140
    • Alternate death: 24 Jun 1158

    Notes:

    Also called Sancha.

    Children:
    1. 6. Alfonso VIII, King of Castile, Toledo, and Extramadura was born 11 Nov 1155, Soría, Castile, Spain; died 22 Sep 1214; was buried , Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain.

  7. 14.  Henry II, King of England was born 4 Mar 1133, Le Mans, Maine, Pays de la Loire, France (son of Geoffrey V of Anjou and Maud "The Empress"); died 6 Jul 1189, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France; was buried , Fontévrault Abbey, near Chinon, Anjou, France.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 5 Mar 1133, Le Mans, Maine, Pays de la Loire, France

    Notes:

    Also called Henry Fitz Empress; Henry Fitz Geoffrey.

    Henry married Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France; Queen Consort of England 18 May 1152, Bordeaux Cathedral, Bordeaux, Gironde, France. Eleanor (daughter of William X of Aquitaine and Aénor de Châtellerault) was born 1122; died 1204; was buried , Fontévrault Abbey, near Chinon, Anjou, France. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Consort of France; Queen Consort of England was born 1122 (daughter of William X of Aquitaine and Aénor de Châtellerault); died 1204; was buried , Fontévrault Abbey, near Chinon, Anjou, France.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1124
    • Alternate death: 31 Mar 1204, Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
    • Alternate death: 1 Apr 1204

    Notes:

    Also called Alienor, Helienordis. Duchess of Aquitaine.

    Children:
    1. Henry the Young King, Titular King of England was born 28 Feb 1155; died 11 Jun 1183, Castle of Martel, Lot, France.
    2. Matilda of England was born 1156, London, England; died 28 Jun 1189.
    3. Richard I, King of England was born 8 Sep 1157, Beaumont Palace, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; died 6 Apr 1199, Châlus, Aquitaine, France; was buried , Fontévrault Abbey, near Chinon, Anjou, France.
    4. 7. Eleanor of England was born 1161; died 21 Sep 1214; was buried , Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain.
    5. John, King of England was born Abt 27 Dec 1166, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England; died 19 Oct 1216, Newark Castle, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England; was buried , Worcester Cathedral, Worcestershire, England.