Berengaria of CASTILEAge: 6611801246

Name
Berengaria of CASTILE
Birth 1180 24 17

Marriage of parentsAlfonso DE CASTILE VIIIEleanor PLANTAGENETView family
September 22, 1180

Death of a maternal grandfatherHenry PLANTAGENET II
July 6, 1189 (Age 9)
Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France

Birth of a son
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Ferdinand Iii of CASTILE
July 30, 1199 (Age 19)
Monastery of Valparsio, Spain

Death of a maternal grandmotherEleanor of AQUITAINE
April 1, 1204 (Age 24)

Death of a fatherAlfonso DE CASTILE VIII
October 5, 1214 (Age 34)

Death of a fatherAlfonso DE CASTILE VIII
October 6, 1214 (Age 34)
Huelgas, Burgos, Spain

Death of a motherEleanor PLANTAGENET
October 31, 1214 (Age 34)
Las Huelgas, Burgos, Burgos, Spain

Death of a husbandAlfonso of LEÓN IX
1229 (Age 49)

Death of a brotherAlfonso of LEÓN IX
1229 (Age 49)

Death of a husbandAlfonso of LEÓN IX
1230 (Age 50)

Death of a brotherAlfonso of LEÓN IX
1230 (Age 50)

Death November 8, 1246 (Age 66)

Record Change January 10, 2004 (757 years after death)

Family with parents - View family
father
AlfonsoVIII.jpg Alfonso DE CASTILE VIII
Birth: November 11, 1155 21 22
Death: October 5, 1214
mother
Eleanor_of_England,_Queen_of_Castile.jpg Eleanor PLANTAGENET
Birth: October 13, 1162 29 40Falaise, Calvados, Normandy, France
Death: October 31, 1214Las Huelgas, Burgos, Burgos, Spain
 
Marriage: September 22, 1180
-14 years
husband
Alfonso of LEÓN IX
Birth: 1166 10 3
Death: 1230
15 years
Berengaria of CASTILE
Birth: 1180 24 17
Death: November 8, 1246
Family with Alfonso of LEÓN IX - View family
husband
Alfonso of LEÓN IX
Birth: 1166 10 3
Death: 1230
Berengaria of CASTILE
Birth: 1180 24 17
Death: November 8, 1246
son
320px-Fernando_III_de_Castilla.png Ferdinand Iii of CASTILE
Birth: July 30, 1199 33 19Monastery of Valparsio, Spain
Death: May 30, 1252Sevilla, Spain

 
Shared note
Berenguela (or Berengaria) (1180 - November 8, 1246), was briefly queen of Castile and León. The eldest daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Leonora of England, she was briefly engaged to Conrad II, Duke of Swabia, but he was murdered in 1196 before they could be married. Marriage Berenguela married Alfonso IX of León in 1198, but this was annulled in 1204 by Pope Innocent III because they were second cousins. Berenguela and Alfonso had five children, including one who died in infancy, and when she returned to her father's court in Castile, she brought her children with her to Otella. Berenguela often found herself politically at odds with her former husband. Alfonso had two daughters, Sancha and Dulce, by his first wife, Teresa of Portugal, and wished to disinherit Berenguela's children in favor of these daughters. To this end, he invited John of Brienne to marry his eldest daughter, Sancha, and thus inherit John's kingdom. Berenguela sabotaged this plan by convincing John of Brienne to marry her own daughter, Berenguela of Leon, instead. Later, on September 24, 1230 when Alfonso died, Berenguela and Fernando acted to set aside the rights of Sancha and Dulce by offering them a lifetime appanage, which they accepted. This was done so that, with Berenguela's aid, he could assume the Leonese throne. [edit] Queen When her brother Henry died by accident in 1217, Berenguela renounced her rights to the throne, in favor of her son Fernando. Thereafter she served as the king's motherly advisor; according to the Cronica Latina, her "total intent and desire being to procure honor for her son in every way possible". Berenguela helped quell the rebellious nobles, and then arranged for Fernando to marry a high-born wife, Beatriz (Beatrix) of Swabia. Berenguela maintained strong connections with her sister Blanca, who was Queen of France. It was Blanche who suggested sending Jeanne of Ponthieu as a bride for Fernando after his first wife's death. [edit] Children Her children with Alfonso IX included: * Leonor (1198/1199-October 31, 1210) * King Fernando III the Saint (1200-1252) * Alfonso, 4th Lord of Molina (1203-1272) * Berenguela of Leon (1204-1237), married John of Brienne * Constanza (May 1, 1200 or 1205-September 7, 1242), became a nun at Las Huelgas, Burgos, where she died