Urraca Of Castile

Death 3 Nov 1220 (aged 33)
Coimbra, Portugal
Burial Alcobaca, Alcobaça Municipality, Leiria, Portugal
Memorial ID 105699152 · View Source
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Daughter of Alfonso VIII, King of Castile and Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile. Granddaughter of Sancho III King of Castile and Toledo and Blanche of Navarre, King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitane.

Wife of Alfonso II of Portugal, The King of Portugal and second but oldest surviving son of Sancho I and Dulce Berenguer, daughter of Raymond IV, Count of Barcelona. They married in 1206 and had three sons and one daughter:
* Sancho II, 1209-1248 King of Portugal & the Algarve 1223-1247
* Affonso III, 1210-1279 King of Portugal & the Algarve 1247-1279
* Fernando de Serpa 1217-1246
* Leonor, 1211- aft 1231 wife of Valdemar III, King of Denmark

She was originally considered for Louis VIII, the King of France, but Eleanor objected to her name, which means 'magpie' in Castilian, so her sister, Blanche, became Queen of France instead.



  • Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
  • Added: 23 Feb 2013
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