King Sancho CASTILE, II
- Born: Abt 1038
- Died: Abt 1072
Other names for Sancho were CASTILLA King, CASTILE King, LEON King and GALICIA King.
King of CASTILE Reigned 1065/1066-1072, King of GALICIA Reigned 1071-1072, King
of LEON Reigned 1070/1072.
Kings and Queens of Europe, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1989: "Sancho II, Son of Fernando I King of Castilla & Leon, King of Castilla 1066-1072 King of Leon 1070, Killed 1072."
Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, Castile1065: "Sancho, King of Castile 1065-1072..."
The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p2412, Sancho III: "...Although his kingdom was the largest Christian political unit in Spain, Sancho regarded it as his personal domain, to be divided at will.Its unity was thus broken at his death when he bequeathed his lands to his four sons...Castile made into a king- dom went to Ferdinand I..."
p937, Ferdinand I the Great: "Died 1065, Spanish king of Castile (1035-1065) and Leon (1037-1065). Heinherited Castile from his father, Sancho III of Navarre, conquered Leon, and took parts of Navarre from his brother Garcia. Ferdinand fought successfully against the Moors and reduced to vassalage the Moorish kings of zaragoza, Badajoz, Seville, and Toledo. At the Council of Coyanza (1050) he confirmed the laws of Alfonso V and introduced church reforms. He divided his kingdom among his sons: Castile went to Sancho II, Leon to Alfonso VI, and Galicia to Garcia."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol IV, p96, Ferdinand I the Great: "However, following his father's unwise example, [Ferdinand] partly destroyed what he had so successfully built up by dividing his empire on his death among his three sons, Sancho,Alfonso, and Garcia."
Vol VIII, p843, Sancho II: "Born Abt 1038, Died 1072, King of Castile from 1065 and the oldest son of Ferdinand I. He was given Castile by his father's will; his brothers received Leon and Galicia. Displeased at this division, Sancho dispossessed Garcia of Galicia in 1071, and Alfonso VI of Leon in 1072, but he was killed while besieging [his sister, Urraca's] rebel city [of Zamora] in Leon."
Macropaedia, Vol I, p485, Alfonso VI of Castile and Leon: "...These possessions aroused the envious hostility of Alfonso's elder brother, Sancho II, who had inherited the kingdom of Castile, and the tribute of Saragossa. Alfonso was defeated by his brother in two battles; after the defeat at Llantada (1068) hemanaged to retain his kingdom, but after that at Golpejera (1072) he was captured and exiled...Soon Alfonso's sister Urraca stirred up a rebellion in Leon, and Sancho besieged her in the walled city of Zamora. During the siege, he was killed, perhaps at Urraca's instigation. She was clearly on Alfonso's side...With Sancho's death, Alfonso recovered his own kingdom of Leon and inherited (1072) that of Castile..."