Alfonso VIII “El De Las Navas” Borgoña de Castilla

Alfonso VIII “El De Las Navas” Borgoña de Castilla

Birth
Soria, Provincia de Soria, Castilla y León, Spain
Death 5 Oct 1214 (aged 58)
Gutierre-Munoz, Provincia de Ávila, Castilla y León, Spain
Burial Burgos, Provincia de Burgos, Castilla y León, Spain
Plot Tomb is Inside Church
Memorial ID 62553726 · View Source
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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-Muñoz, 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.



  • Created by: A. I. Zimmer
  • Added: 4 Dec 2010
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