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Fernando IV
Birth: Dec. 6, 1285
Sevilla
Andalucia, Spain
Death: Dec. 7, 1312
Jaén
Andalucia, Spain

King of Castile and León. Born the son of Sancho IV and Maria de Molina. His father had, with the support of the aristocracy, usurped the throne from his nephew, and contended with civil strife throughout his reign. According to records, he cemented his hold on power by executing 4,000 of his nephew's followers in Badajoz. Upon his death at Toledo, his queen became regent for 10 year old Fernando who was besieged by counter claimants and those who coveted the regency. Maria de Molina succeeded in dividing his enemies, made an alliance with the king of Aragon, and made reconciliation with the king of Portugal, and married Fernando to his daughter, Constanza. Upon his majority, he proved a less able leader than his mother. He took part in the Reconquista and tried unsuccessfully to take Algeciras from the Moors, but was successful in regaining Gibraltar with the assistance of Aragón. He died suddenly while in the field at Jaen during preparation for a campaign into Grenada, leaving his infant son as Alfonzo XI. He was also known as Fernando the Summoned. (bio by: Iola) 
 
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 Parents:
  Sancho IV of Castile (1258 - 1295)
  María de Molina (1265 - 1321)
 
 Spouse:
  Constanza Dinisez Of Portugal (1290 - 1313)*
 
 Children:
  Alfonso XI of Castile (1311 - 1350)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Valladolid Cathedral
Valladolid
Provincia de Valladolid
Castilla y León, Spain
Plot: ROYAL COLLEGIATE CHURCH OF SAN HIPOLITO
 
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Record added: Nov 11, 1998
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Fernando IV
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