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Infanta Dona Berenguela de Castille

Infanta Dona Berenguela de Castille

Female 1180 - 1246  (66 years)

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  • Name Infanta Dona Berenguela de Castille 
    Born 1180  Burgos, Castille, Espagne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    History Berengaria (Castilian: Berenguela; nicknamed the Great (Castilian: la Grande); 1179 or 1180 – 8 November 1246) was queen regnant of Castile[1] in 1217 and queen consort of León from 1197 to 1204. As the eldest child and heir presumptive of Alfonso VIII of Castile, she was a sought after bride, and was engaged to Conrad, the son of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa. After his death, she married her cousin, Alfonso IX of León, to secure the peace between him and her father. She had five children with him before their marriage was voided by Pope Innocent III.

    When her father died, she served as regent for her younger brother Henry I in Castile until she succeeded him on his untimely death. Within months, she turned Castile over to her son, Ferdinand III, concerned that as a woman she would not be able to lead Castile's forces. However, she remained one of his closest advisors, guiding policy, negotiating, and ruling on his behalf for the rest of her life. She was responsible for the re-unification of Castile and León under her son's authority, and supported his efforts in the Reconquista. She was a patron of religious institutions and supported the writing of a history of the two countries.  [1
    Died 8 Nov, 1246  Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castille, Espagne, age 66 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Las Huelgas Abbey, Burgos, Castille, Espagne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I199  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 

    Father King Alphonse VIII De Castille,   b. 11 Nov, 1155, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct, 1214, Spain, age 58 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Alienor of England,   b. Sep 1161, Domfront, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1214, at age 53 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Family ID F95  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Children 
    +1. Infante Don Fernando III, King of Castille & Leon,   b. 1201, Leon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May, 1252, Seville, Andalousie, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Donna Berengaria of Castile
    Donna Berengaria of Castile

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berengaria_of_Castile.