King Alfonso CASTILE, VII
(Abt 1103-1157)
Berenguela BARCELONA
(Abt 1105-1148)
King Garcia Pamplona NAVARRE, V
(Abt 1099-1150)
Queen Marguerite De La Aigle NAVARRE
(Abt 1100-1141)
King Sancho CASTILE, III
(Abt 1131-Abt 1158)
Queen Blanche Navarre CASTILE
(Abt 1139-1156)
King Alfonso CASTILE, VIII


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Queen Eleanor England CASTILE

King Alfonso CASTILE, VIII

  • Born: 11 Nov 1155, , Castile, Spain
  • Married: 22 Sep 1177, , Burgos, Spain
  • Died: 6 Oct 1214, Huelgas, Burgos, Spain
  • Buried: Monastery, Las Huelgas, Burgos, Spain

   Other names for Alfonso were CASTILLA, CASTILE King, Alphonso and "The Noble".

   Ancestral File Number: 8JDT-GG. User ID: 18909754/37819690.

   General Notes:

"The Noble", King of CASTILE or CASTILLA Reigned 1157-1214.

Kings and Queens of Europe, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1989: "Alfonso II King of Portugal 1211-1223, Mar Urraca Daughter of Alfonso VIII King of Castilla... Alfonso IX, Son of Fernando II King of Leon and Urraca of Portugal, King of Leon 1188-1230, Mar =2 Berenguela Daughter of Alfonso VIII King of Aragon...Alfonso VIII, Son of Sancho III King of Castilla and Blanca Navarre, King of Castilla 1158-1214, Mar Eleanor England, Died 1214."

The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk V, The Climax of Christianity, Ch XXV, The Recovery of Europe, XII, Spain, p697: "When in 1195 the Christians led by Alfonso VIII Castile were defeated by the Moors at Alarcos, the kings of Leon and Navarre, who had promised to go to his help, invaded his kingdom, and Alfonso had to make peace with the infidels to protect himself against the infidelity of the Christians."

Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, Castile 1157: "Alfonso VIII The Noble, King of Castile 1157-1188, 31 years..."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Vol I, p472, Aragon Kingdom of: "...By the Treaty of Cazorla (1179), Alfonso II of Aragon and Alfonso VIII of Castile divided the parts of Spain remaining in Muslim hands into two zones- one for each kingdom to reconquer..."

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8JDT-GG Alphonso VIII CASTILE King, v4.19 Bur Monasterio DE Las Huelgas.

IGI Birth T990843-2 BlancaPrincess of CASTILE Father Alfonso VIII King of CASTILE Mother Eleanor Princess of ENGLAND Mar 1188 Valencia Valencia Spain.

   Marriage Information:

Alfonso married Queen Eleanor England CASTILE, daughter of King Henry ENGLAND, II and Queen Eleanor Aquitaine ENGLAND, on 22 Sep 1177 in , Burgos, Spain. (Queen Eleanor England CASTILE was born on 13 Oct 1161-1162 in Falaise, Calvados, France, christened in Damfront, Normandy, France, died on 31 Oct 1214 in , Burgos, Spain and was buried in Huelgas, Burgos, Spain.)

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