Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Infante Don Fernando III, 'The Saint', King of Castille & Leon

Infante Don Fernando III, 'The Saint', King of Castille & Leon[1]

Male 1201 - 1252  (51 years)

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  • Name Infante Don Fernando III, 'The Saint'  
    Suffix King of Castille & Leon 
    Born 1201  Leon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History The exact date of Ferdinand\'s birth is unclear. It has been proposed to have been as early as 1199 or even 1198, although more recent researchers commonly date Ferdinand\'s birth in the summer of 1201.[2][3][4] Ferdinand was born at the Monastery of Valparaíso (Peleas de Arriba, in what is now the Province of Zamora).
    As the son of Alfonso IX of León and his second wife Berengaria of Castile, Ferdinand is a descendant of Alfonso VII of Leon and Castile on both sides, as his paternal grandfather Ferdinand II of Leon and maternal great grandfather Sancho III of Castile were the sons and successors of Alfonso VII. Ferdinand has other royal ancestors from his paternal grandmother Urraca of Portugal and his maternal grandmother Eleanor of England a daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.[5]
    From his birth to 1204 Ferdinand was designated heir to his father\'s kingdom of Leon with the support of his mother and the kingdom of Castile despite the fact that he was Alfonso IX\'s second son. Alfonso IX already had a son and two daughters from his first marriage to Teresa of Portugal but at the time he never acknowledge his first son (also named Ferdinand) as his heir. However, the Castilians saw the elder Ferdinand as a potential rival and threat to Berengaria\'s son.
    The marriage of Ferdinand\'s parents was annulled by order of Pope Innocent III in 1204, due to consanguinity. Berengaria then took their children, including Ferdinand, to the court of her father, King Alfonso VIII of Castile.[6] In 1217, her younger brother, Henry I, died and she succeeded him on the Castilian throne with Ferdinand as her heir, but she quickly surrendered it to her son.  [2
    Died 30 May, 1252  Seville, Andalousie, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Santa-Maria Cathedral, Seville, Andalousie, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I196  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father Infante Don Alfonso IX De Leon, King of Leon and Castille,   b. 15 Aug, 1171, Zamora, Castille, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sept, 1230, Villanueva De Sarria, Galicia, Spain age 59 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Infanta Dona Berenguela de Castille,   b. 1180, Burgos, Castille, Espagne Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov, 1246, Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castille, Espagne, age 66 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jeanne de Dammartin, Comtesse D'aumale & de Ponthieu,   b. 1220, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar, 1279, Abbeville, Picardie, France, age 59 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Eleanor de Castille,   b. 1223, Aix-en-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun, 1291, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England age 68 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Saint Ferdinand III
    Saint Ferdinand III
    King Ferdinand and his wife, Elizabeth
    King Ferdinand and his wife, Elizabeth

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Genealogy-Knights from Continental Europe to England'Ireland, Patrick R. Knight, (http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1336.htm), http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/3081.htm.

    2. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_III_of_Castile.