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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Alfonso VII de Castilla y León, King of Castile, León and Toledo[1, 2]

Male 1105 - 1157  (52 years)


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  • Name Alfonso VII de Castilla y León 
    Suffix King of Castile, León and Toledo 
    Born 1 Mar 1105  Caldas de Reis Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Oct 1147  Almería, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Capture of Almería 
    Military Dec 1148  Tortosa, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Capture of Tortosa 
    Died 21 Aug 1157  Fresneda, Asturias, Asturias, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12565  Dickinson
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2017 

    Father Raimond de Bourgogne,   b. ca. 1070,   d. Sep 1107, Grajal de Campos, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Urraca I de Castilla y León, Queen of Castile and León,   b. 1080,   d. 8 Mar 1126, Saldaña, Palencia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married ca. 1092  Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Berenguela de Barcelona, Queen consort of Castile and León,   b. ca. 1116,   d. Jan 1149, Palencia, Castilla-Leon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married Nov 1128  Saldaña, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Sancho III de Castilla, King of Castile and Toledo,   b. 1134,   d. 1158, Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [Birth]
     2. Ramón de Castilla y León,   b. Before 12 Apr 1136  [Birth]
    +3. Fernando II de Castilla y León, King of León,   b. 1137, Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1188, Benavente, Caceres, Extremadura, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Constanza de Castilla, Queen consort of France,   b. ca. 1138,   d. 6 Oct 1160  (Age ~ 22 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Sancha de Castilla, Queen consort of Navarre,   b. ca. 1139,   d. 5 Aug 1177  (Age ~ 38 years)  [Birth]
     6. García de Castilla,   b. Before Mar 1142,   d. ca. 1146  (Age ~ 3 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F3607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ryksa of Salesia,   b. ca. 1135,   d. ca. 1185  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 1152 
    Children 
    +1. Sancha de Castilla, Queen consort of Aragón,   b. Abt 1155,   d. 9 Nov 1208, Villanueva de Sigena, Huesca, Aragon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F3866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Mar 1105 - Caldas de Reis Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Capture of Almería - Oct 1147 - Almería, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Capture of Tortosa - Dec 1148 - Tortosa, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Aug 1157 - Fresneda, Asturias, Asturias, Spain 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#AlfonsoVIIdied1157B.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Alfonso VII of León and Castile", http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfonso_VII_of_Le%C3%B3n_and_Castile.
      "Alfonso VII (1 March 1105 - 21 August 1157), born Alfonso Raimúndez, called the Emperor (el Emperador), became the King of Galicia in 1111 and King of León and Castile in 1126. Alfonso first used the title Emperor of All Spain, alongside his mother Urraca, once his mother vested him with the direct rule of Toledo in 1116. Alfonso later held another investiture in 1135 in a grand ceremony reasserting his claims to the Imperial title. He was the son of Urraca of León and Raymond of Burgundy, the first of the House of Burgundy to rule in the Iberian peninsula."

    3. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 213.