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Alfonso VIII "El De Las Navas" Borgoņa de Castilla
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1155
Castilla y León, Spain
Death: Oct. 5, 1214
Castilla y León, Spain

King of Castile, King of Toledo

Son of King Sancho III of Castile and Blanca Ramírez of Navarre, he succeeded to his father's crown at the age of three.

He began ruling in his own right at the age of fifteen, and during his reign, allied all the major Christian kingdoms on the Iberian Peninsula.

Alfonso married in 1177, to Eleanor Plantagenet, daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Their union produced eleven children, and together they founded the Monastery de Santa Maria la Real de las Huelgas.

When Alfonso died at Gutierre-Muņoz, his wife, in her grief, only survived him by a few weeks. They are buried together, and Alfonso was succeeded by his only surviving son, Enrique I.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Sancho III King Of Castile (1134 - 1158)
  Blanca of Navarre (____ - 1156)
 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor Plantagenet (1162 - 1214)
 
 Children:
  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# 62553726
Alfonso VIII El De Las Navas Borgoņa de Castilla
Added by: A. I. Carroll-Zimmer
 
Alfonso VIII El De Las Navas Borgoņa de Castilla
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- Marti Utter
 Added: Jul. 22, 2015
My 26th Generation Grandfather
- Michael Davis
 Added: Jul. 20, 2015
Alfonso, Rest in Peace. My 24th great-grandfather.
- Donna, Wayne, Tonee, Terrence.
 Added: Jun. 29, 2015
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