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Alfonso VIII, King of Castile, Toledo, and Extramadura

Male 1155 - 1214  (58 years)


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  • Name Alfonso VIII  
    Suffix King of Castile, Toledo, and Extramadura 
    Born 11 Nov 1155  Soría, Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Sep 1214  [3, 7
    Alternate death 5 Oct 1214  Gutiérre Muños, Arévalo, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Alternate death 6 Oct 1214  Gutiérre Muños, Arévalo, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Buried Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 8
    Person ID I7448  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2018 

    Father Sancho III, King of Nájera, Castile, and Toledo,   b. 1134,   d. 31 Aug 1158, Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Mother Blanche of Navarre, Queen of Castile,   b. 1137,   d. 12 Aug 1156  (Age 19 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1151  Calahorra, La Rioja, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9, 10
    Family ID F6053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor of England,   b. 1161,   d. 21 Sep 1214  (Age 53 years) 
    Married Sep 1170  Burgos, Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9, 11, 12
    Children 
    +1. Berenguela I of Castile, Queen Of Castile & Toledo,   b. 1171,   d. 8 Nov 1244  (Age 73 years)
    +2. Urraca of Castile,   b. Between 1186 and 1187,   d. 3 Nov 1220, Coimbra, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
    +3. Blanche of Castile, Queen Consort of France,   b. Bef 4 Mar 1188, Palencia, Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1252, Melun, Seine-et-Marne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F4641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    2. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., year only.

    3. [S2172] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Descents from the Cid." The American Genealogist 9:99, 1932., year only.

    4. [S849] G. Andrews Moriarty, "The Plantagenet Descent from the Cid." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 117:94, April 1963., date only.

    5. [S858] Szabolcs de Vajay, "From Alfonso VII to Alfonso X: The First Two Centuries of the Burgundian Dynasty in Castile and Leon -- A Prosopographical Catalogue in Social Genealogy, 1100-1300." Studies in Genealogy and Family History in Tribute to Charles Evans on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday, ed. Lindsay L. Brook. Salt Lake City: Association for the Promotion of Scholarship in Genealogy, 1989.

    6. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    7. [S849] G. Andrews Moriarty, "The Plantagenet Descent from the Cid." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 117:94, April 1963.

    8. [S1327] The Antiquities of Warwickshire, Illustrated, from Records, Leiger-books, Manuscripts, Charters, Evidences, Tombes, and Armes, Beautified with Maps, Prospects, and Portraictures by William Dugdale. Second edition, revised by William Thomas. London: John Osborn and Thomas Longman, 1730.

    9. [S846] Spanish-language Wikipedia.

    10. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., "4 Feb. 1151".

    11. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013., date only.

    12. [S849] G. Andrews Moriarty, "The Plantagenet Descent from the Cid." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 117:94, April 1963., year only.