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King Alfonso, VIII Of Castile

Male 1155 - 1214  (58 years)Deceased


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  • Name  King Alfonso, VIII Of Castile 
    Prefix  King 
    Suffix  VIII Of Castile 
    Born  11 Nov 1155  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  6 Oct 1214  [1
    Age  58 years 
    Person ID  I12597  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  17 Jul 2011 

    Family  PLANTAGENET Elinor, Queen Of Castile And Toledo,   b. 13 Oct 1162,   d. 31 Oct 1214  Age: 52 years 
    Married  Sep 1170  Burgos, , Castilla Y Le‚on, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Annals of the Queens of Spain (pages 207-209):

      Peace having been finally restored, ambassadors were sent to England to solicit for Alfonso the hand of Elinor, daughter of Henry II. and his queen Elinor, the divorced wife of Louis VII., king of France. The nuptials were celebrated with great pomp at Tarragona, in September, 1170; Don Alfonso, the king of Aragon, being present and giving away the bride. The king of Castile, charmed with the beauty of his bride, signalized himself by his munificence, settling on her as a jointure a large part of Castile, Burgos, Medina del Campo, and a number of towns, besides assigning as her portion of the spoils half of all that should be conquered from the Moors. Elinor gave birth to thirteen children.

      This monarch died on the 6th of October, 1214, at the age of 57, after a reign of 53 years. His queen, whose virtues are highly eulogised, was so overcome with grief at his loss, that she survived him but a few days, dying on the last day of the same month.
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    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F4469  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S207] Annals of the Queens of Spain, Anita George, (New York, NY: Baker and Scribner, 1850.), 209. (Reliability: 3), 6 Jul 2010.

    2. [S207] Annals of the Queens of Spain, Anita George, (New York, NY: Baker and Scribner, 1850.), 207-209. (Reliability: 3), 6 Jul 2010.