Ferdinand of Castile III

Ferdinand of Castile III

Birth
Valparaiso, Provincia de Zamora, Castilla y León, Spain
Death 30 May 1252 (aged 50)
Sevilla, Provincia de Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
Burial Sevilla, Provincia de Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
Memorial ID 31143832 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Saint, Spanish Royalty. Born the eldest son of King Alfonso IX of Leon and his second wife Berenguela I of Castile, he inherited Castile from his uncle Henry I in 1217 and united it after his father's death in 1230 with Leon. He fought for two decades against the Moors and conquered Cordoba, Jaen, Sevilla and Cadiz until the Moors only retained the Kingdom of Granada. He was canonized in 1671 by Pope Clement X for his merits for the Catholic faith.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 4 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31143832
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ferdinand of Castile III (5 Aug 1201–30 May 1252), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31143832, citing Sevilla Cathedral, Sevilla, Provincia de Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .