NameAlphonso VII King of Castile
Birth11 Nov 1155, Soria, Castile, Spain
Death6 Oct 1214, Gutierre Munoz, Spain
BurialMonasterio De Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile
MotherBlanche of Navarre (1133-1156)
Misc. Notes
A great leader in Spanish history, Alphonso led a coalition of Christian princes and foreign crusaders which broke the power of the Almohades at the battle of the Navas de Tolosa in 1212. He founded the first Spanish university, Palencia, but it did not survive him. - Frederick L. Weis {"Ancestral Roots of Sixty New England Colonists", Lancaster, Mass., 1950"} suggests that Alphonso VIII is son of Fernando II, King of Leon (d.1188) and his wife Urraca of Portugal (m.1160), see AEM's Charts 338 + 338A. Alphonso VIII reigned 1158-1214.

References: [AR7],[Paget1],[PlantagenetA],[Moncreiffe],[ES], [DeAyala],[Talbot1]
Spouses
Birth13 Oct 1162, Domfront Castle, Normandy
Death31 Oct 1214, Burgo Castle, Burgos, Spain
BurialLas Huelgas, Castile, Spain
MotherEleanor of Aquitaine (1123-1204)
Marriage22 Sep 1177, Burgos Cathedral, Burgos, Spain
ChildrenBerenguela (1181-1244)
 Blanca Alphonsa (1188-1252)
 Urraca (~1185-1220)
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