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Enrique I Of Castile
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Birth: Apr. 14, 1204
Valladolid
Castilla y León, Spain
Death: Jun. 6, 1217
Palencia
Castilla y León, Spain

King of Castile

Son of King Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor Plantagenet. Paternal grandson of King Sancho III of Castile and Blanca Ramírez of Navarre. Maternal grandson of King Henry II of England and Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine.

Enrique became heir to the throne when his older brother died in 1211. He was ten years old when he became King, under the regency of his elder sister Berenguela.

In 1215, he married Infanta Mafalda, daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal. He was only eleven years old when the marriage took place, and his bride was eighteen. Because of his young age, the marriage was not consummated and was annulled in 1216.

Enrique was then betrothed to Infanta Sancha of León, eldest daughter of King Alfonso IX, his eldest sister's former husband. However, the marriage never took place because the King of Castile was unexpectedly killed by a falling roof tile.

He was succeeded by his eldest sister, Berenguela, who abdicated in favor of her son, Ferdinand III.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Alfonso VIII Borgoña de Castilla (1155 - 1214)
  Eleanor Plantagenet (1162 - 1214)
 
 Siblings:
  Berenguela DeCastile Plantagenet (1180 - 1246)*
  Sancho de Castilla y Plantagenet (1181 - 1181)*
  Sancha de Castilla y Plantagenet (1182 - 1184)*
  Urraca Of Castile (1187 - 1220)*
  Blanche de Castile (1188 - 1252)*
  Fernando de Castilla y Plantagenet (1189 - 1211)*
  Mafalda de Castilla y Plantagenet (1191 - 1211)*
  Leonor Castilla Y Plantagenet De Aragona (1202 - 1244)*
  Enrique I Of Castile (1204 - 1217)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Monasterio de Santa María la Real de las Huelgas
Burgos
Provincia de Burgos
Castilla y León, Spain
 
Created by: A. I. Carroll-Zimmer
Record added: Dec 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62557398
Enrique I Of Castile
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Enrique I Of Castile
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Poor baby, such a young age.. Rest his soul, never got to experience life.
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 30, 2015

- boo
 Added: Oct. 13, 2015
RIP
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 30, 2015
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