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Blanche of Navarre, Queen of Castile

Female 1137 - 1156  (19 years)


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Generation: 1

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

    Other Events:

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

    Notes:

    Also called Sancha.

    Blanche married Sancho III, King of Nájera, Castile, and Toledo on 30 Jan 1151 in Calahorra, La Rioja, Spain. Sancho (son of Alfonso VII, King of Leon and Castile and Berenguela of Barcelona) was born in 1134; died on 31 Aug 1158 in Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain; was buried in Cathedral Santa Maria, Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

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

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Garcia VI Ramirez, King of Navarre was born about 1099 (son of Ramiro Sánchez and Cristina Rodriguez); died on 21 Nov 1150.

    Garcia married Marguerite de l'Aigle, Queen of Navarre about 1130. Marguerite (daughter of Gilbert de l'Aigle and Juliana de la Perche) died on 25 May 1141. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Marguerite de l'Aigle, Queen of Navarre (daughter of Gilbert de l'Aigle and Juliana de la Perche); died on 25 May 1141.
    Children:
    1. Sancho VI, King of Navarre was born on 21 Apr 1132; died on 27 Jun 1194; was buried in Pamplona Cathedral, Pamplona, Spain.
    2. 1. Blanche of Navarre, Queen of Castile was born in 1137; died on 12 Aug 1156; was buried in Cathedral Santa Maria la Real, Najera, La Rioja, Spain.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Ramiro Sánchez (son of Sancho Garcés and Constance); died after 1 Feb 1116.

    Notes:

    Count of Monzon. Went on the First Crusade.

    Ramiro married Cristina Rodriguez about 1095. Cristina (daughter of El Cid and Ximena Diaz) was born about 1077; died in 1116. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Cristina Rodriguez was born about 1077 (daughter of El Cid and Ximena Diaz); died in 1116.

    Notes:

    Also called Elvira.

    Children:
    1. 2. Garcia VI Ramirez, King of Navarre was born about 1099; died on 21 Nov 1150.

  3. 6.  Gilbert de l'Aigle (son of Richer de l'Aigle and Judith le Goz d'Avranches); died in 1118.

    Gilbert married Juliana de la Perche in 1091. Juliana (daughter of Geoffrey II du Perche and Beatrix de Montdidier) died after 1132. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Juliana de la Perche (daughter of Geoffrey II du Perche and Beatrix de Montdidier); died after 1132.
    Children:
    1. 3. Marguerite de l'Aigle, Queen of Navarre died on 25 May 1141.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Sancho Garcés was born about 1038 (son of Garcia Sanchez III, King of Pamplona); died on 6 Jan 1083.

    Notes:

    Illegitimate son of Garcia III of Navarre; not to be confused with Garcia's son Sancho who ruled as Sancho IV and was murdered by his siblings. The later kings are descended from the bastard son shown here.

    Died in the "treachery of Rueda."

    Sancho married Constance before 25 Nov 1057. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Constance
    Children:
    1. 4. Ramiro Sánchez died after 1 Feb 1116.

  3. 10.  El CidEl Cid was born about 1042; died in 1099.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1043

    Notes:

    Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar. Also called El Campeador, Señor de Bibar, Conde de Valencia.

    From Wikipedia:

    Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar [...] was a Castilian knight and warlord in medieval Spain. The Moors called him El Cid, which meant "the Lord," and the Christians, El Campeador, which means "the Champion" in modern Spanish, but is idiomatically translated as "the Master of the Battlefield" in Old Spanish. [...] Díaz de Vivar became well known for his service in the armies of both Christian and Muslim rulers, his exile, and his temporary conquest of Valencia, which became independent for a brief period in the Reconquista. After his death, El Cid became Spain's celebrated national hero and the protagonist of the most significant medieval Spanish epic poem, El Cantar de Mio Cid.

    To this day, El Cid remains a Spanish popular folk-hero and national icon, with his life and deeds remembered in plays, films, folktales, songs and video games.

    Todd Farmerie, SGM, 29 Sep 2012, on the ancestry of El Cid and his wife:

    The problem is that El Cid was a member of the obscure local nobility, and all we have as evidence for his parentage are the already myth-tainted celebrations of his life compiled as epics. If you trust the pedigree given there, then you can match up the names with an established family of the high nobility. However, many authors consider this material to be hopelessly tainted by a desire to glorify the hero. Given that surname usage had not developed yet, it is a matter of faith in many cases to conclude that a given person in a document is the person of that name in the legendary pedigree. Simply put, there is no getting around this. As to Jimena, what we know is that she had brothers who were counts and had the patronymic Diaz. She is reported to have been a kinswoman of Alfonso VI, and this has figured heavily in older attempts to provide her with a pedigree [which] have foundered on this rock that likewise derives only from the epic material. A lot of ingenuity has been put into compiling an ancestry for her, but with her mother it comes down to accepting the authenticity of a charter which has been doubted, and with her father, a process of elimination based on geography, onomastics, some assumptions about (or dubious records referring to) social status.

    The short answer is that there are theories out there, but consensus is wanting because of the lack of quality source material and different perspectives on the value of that which we do have.

    El married Ximena Diaz on 14 Jul 1074. Ximena died about 1115. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Ximena Diaz died about 1115.
    Children:
    1. 5. Cristina Rodriguez was born about 1077; died in 1116.

  5. 12.  Richer de l'Aigle died on 18 Nov 1085.

    Notes:

    Killed during the siege of Saint-Suzanne.

    Richer married Judith le Goz d'Avranches. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Judith le Goz d'Avranches (daughter of Richard le Goz).
    Children:
    1. 6. Gilbert de l'Aigle died in 1118.
    2. Maud de l'Aigle died after 1129.

  7. 14.  Geoffrey II du Perche was born about 1040 (son of Routrou I de Châteaudun and Adeline de Bellême).

    Notes:

    Count of Mortagne & Perche.

    Ancestral Roots (8th ed.) seems a bit wobbly on his death date. At 113A:25 it's "Oct 1100"; at 151:23 it's just "1100", but at 153A:24 we see Mathilde du Perche as his daughter and yet born "1105."

    Geoffrey married Beatrix de Montdidier. Beatrix (daughter of Hildouin IV de Montdidier and Adele de Roucy) died after 1129. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Beatrix de Montdidier (daughter of Hildouin IV de Montdidier and Adele de Roucy); died after 1129.

    Notes:

    Also called Beatrice de Ramerupt; de Roucy.

    Children:
    1. Margaret du Perche was born in in of Perche, Orne, France; died after 1155.
    2. Mathilde du Perche died on 28 May 1143.
    3. 7. Juliana de la Perche died after 1132.