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Family: Alfonso/PLANTAGENET Elinor (F4469)

m. Sep 1170

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  • Father | Male
    King Alfonso, VIII Of Castile

    Born  11 Nov 1155   
    Died  6 Oct 1214   
    Married  Sep 1170  Burgos, , Castilla Y Le‚on, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location

    Mother | Female
    PLANTAGENET Elinor, Queen Of Castile And Toledo

    Born  13 Oct 1162   
    Died  31 Oct 1214   
    Buried    Monasterio de Santa Maria La Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos, , Castilla Y Le‚on, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  PLANTAGENET Henry "Curtmantle", II, King Of England | F2923 Group Sheet 
    Mother  DE AQUITAINE Eleanor | F2923 Group Sheet 

  • Notes  Married:
    • From Annals of the Queens of Spain (pages 207-209):

      Peace having been finally restored, ambassadors were sent to England to solicit for Alfonso the hand of Elinor, daughter of Henry II. and his queen Elinor, the divorced wife of Louis VII., king of France. The nuptials were celebrated with great pomp at Tarragona, in September, 1170; Don Alfonso, the king of Aragon, being present and giving away the bride. The king of Castile, charmed with the beauty of his bride, signalized himself by his munificence, settling on her as a jointure a large part of Castile, Burgos, Medina del Campo, and a number of towns, besides assigning as her portion of the spoils half of all that should be conquered from the Moors. Elinor gave birth to thirteen children.

      This monarch died on the 6th of October, 1214, at the age of 57, after a reign of 53 years. His queen, whose virtues are highly eulogised, was so overcome with grief at his loss, that she survived him but a few days, dying on the last day of the same month.

  • Sources 
    1. [S207] Annals of the Queens of Spain, Anita George, (New York, NY: Baker and Scribner, 1850.), 207-209. (Reliability: 3), 6 Jul 2010.