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Blanca de Castilla, Queen consort of France

Blanca de Castilla, Queen consort of France[1]

Female 1188 - 1252  (63 years)

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  • Name Blanca de Castilla 
    Arms of Castile (1214-15th Century)
    Arms of Castile (1214-15th Century)
    Suffix Queen consort of France 
    Born 4 Mar 1188  Palencia, Castile Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Blanche of Castile. 
    Died 1252  Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Maubuisson Abbey, Paris Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12310  Dickinson
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2019 

    Father Alfonso VIII de Castilla, King of Castile, King of Toledo,   b. 11 Nov 1155, Soria, Castile and León, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1214, Gutierre-Muñoz, Ávila, Castile and León, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eleanor of England, Queen consort of Castile,   b. Sep 1161, Domfront Castle, Domfront, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1214, Burgos, Burgos, Castilla-Leon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1177  Cathedral of Saint Mary of Burgos, Castile and León, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F3113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louis VIII de France, King of France,   b. 3 Sep 1187, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1226, Montpensier-en-Auvergne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 23 May 1200  Pont-Audemer, Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Philippe de France,   b. 7 Sep 1209,   d. 1218  (Age 8 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Louis IX de France, King of France,   b. 25 Apr 1214, Château de Poissy, Yvelines Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1270, Tunis, Tunisia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Robert I de France, Count of Artois,   b. Sep 1216,   d. 9 Feb 1250, Mansoura, Egypt Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)  [Birth]
     4. Alphonse de France, Comte de Poitiers, Toulouse,   b. 11 Nov 1220,   d. 21 Aug 1271, Castle of Corneto, Siena, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [Birth]
     5. Jean de France,   d. 1232  [Birth]
     6. Dagobert de France,   b. 20 Feb 1222,   d. 1234  (Age 11 years)  [Birth]
     7. Isabelle de France,   b. Mar 1224,   d. 23 Feb 1270, Abbey of Longchamp, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)  [Birth]
     8. Etienne de France,   b. 1225,   d. 1227  (Age 2 years)  [Birth]
    +9. Charles I de France, Comte d'Anjou, King of Sicily,   b. Mar 1227,   d. 7 Jan 1285, Foggia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 May 1200 - Pont-Audemer, Normandy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1252 - Paris, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Maubuisson Abbey, Paris Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CASTILE.htm#Blancadied1252MLouisVIIIFrance.

    2. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008).

    3. [S164] King John and the Road to Magna Carta, Stephen Church, (New York: Basic Books, 2015), 91-92.
      This marriage was arranged as part of the Treaty of Le Goulet which secured John I's Angevin claims. John's nephew, Arthur, was also acknowledged to be John's man, a move that separated him from Philip Augustus. "For John, Le Goultet must have been a triumph: a year and a month after Richard had died, he had finally and irrevocably secured the recognition of his overlord, the king of France, for his succession to Richard's continental lands. The treaty was concluded on May 22, 1200, with the nuptials of the twelve-year-old Louis and the eleven-year-old Blanche celebrated by the archbishop of Bordeaux at Ponte Audemar the following day, the same day that John received Arthur's homage for Brittany, no doubt sulkily given, but given nonetheless." Church, p. 92.