King Alfonso CASTILE, VII
- Born: Abt 1103-1105, , Castile, Spain
- Married (1): 1124-1128, , Castile, Spain
- Married (2): Bef 4 Dec 1152
- Died: 21 Aug 1157, Fresnada, , Spain
Other names for Alfonso were GALICIA King, ESPANA Emperor, SPAIN Emperor, LEON King and CASTILE King.
Ancestral File Number: 8XPZ-2P. User ID: 37819504/75638994.
VII King of CASTILE, King of GALICIA, King of LEON, Reigned 1126-1157, VI Emperor of SPAIN or ESPANA.
Kings and Queens of Europe, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute 1989: "Alfonso VII, Son of Urraca Queen of Castilla & Leon and Raimond Bourgogne, King of Castilla & Leon 1126-1157, Emperor Alfonso VI Espana, Mar =1 Berenguela Barcelona, =2 Ryksa Daughter of Wladislaw II King of Poland, Died 1157."
Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, Castile 1126: "Alfonso VII, King of Castile 1126-1157, 31 years..."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol I, p231, Alfonso I: "After marrying Urraca, daughter of Alfonso VI, king of Leon and Castile, Alfonso I also assumed this title but in 1126 gave up his claim in favour of his step- son [Alfonso VII, son of Urraca Castile and Raimond Burgundy]."
p232, Alfonso VII: "Born Abt 1004, Died Aug 1157, Fresnada, Spain, King of Leon and Castile from 1126, and the last of the Christian emperors of medieval Spain. Alfonso won some victories over the Muslims in the early part of his reign, but after 1146 allied himself with the Muslim Almoravids in an attempt to check the invading Almohads from North Africa. He was unable to prevent the establishment of Portugal as an independent kingdom (1139), and his division of his realm between his two sons, Sancho III of Castile, and Ferdinand II of Leon, put an end to the concept of empire in medieval Spain."
The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk V, The Climax of Christianity, Ch XXV, The Recovery of Europe, Sec XIII, Portugal, p702: "Alfonso VII of Castile promised to recognize Alfonso I Henriques (1128-1185), son of Theresa Castile, as sovereign ruler of any land that he might conquer from the Moors below the Douro River..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XPZ-2P Born 1103 Mar 1128, 9FWS-1G Born 1105 Castile Spain.
Alfonso married Berenguela BARCELONA, daughter of Count Raimond Berenger BARCELONA, IV and Countess Dulce Aldonza Milhaud BARCELONA, in 1124-1128 in , Castile, Spain. (Berenguela BARCELONA was born about 1105-1115 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain and died on 3 Feb 1148-1149 in , , Spain.)
Alfonso also married Princess Ryksa POLAND, daughter of King Wladislaw Herman POLAND, II and Queen Sophia Agnes Germany POLAND, before 4 Dec 1152. (Princess Ryksa POLAND was born about 1107 and died before 1176.)