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Alfonso VIII King of Castile

Birth11 NOV 1155
 
Occup1158-1214
 
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Death6 OCT 1214
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Aged: 58.9 years
Alfonso VIII (1155-1214), king of Castile (1158-1214); he succeeded to the throne on the death of his father, Sancho III (circa 1134-58). Troubled by interference from Navarre in his youth, he later allied Castile with Arag=n, forming a connection that was eventually to become the basis for the unification of Spain. He also established Castilian dominance over Le=n. In 1170 he married Eleanor (died 1214), daughter of King Henry II of England. From the 1170s, he resisted encroachments by the Almohads, Muslim invaders from northern Africa. Defeated by the Muslim caliph Yakub al-Mansur (circa 1160-99) at Alarcos in 1195, Alfonso and his allies won a major victory over the Muslim commander al-Nasir (1158-1225) at Navas de Tolosa in 1212.
--Other Fields Ref Number: + EVEN: Reigned Date: 1158/1214
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1+

Berengaria Queen of 

1180/11818 NOV 1246  Spain, Castille Alfonso IX King of Leon 
2+

Urraca Princess of 

abt 11853 NOV 1220  Spain, La Mancha, Toledo Afonso II 'The Fat' King of Portugal 
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Blanche Princess of 

3/118827 NOV 1252  Spain, Valencia Louis VIII, King of France 
4

Eleanor of 

11951253  Spain, Castille Jaime I "The Conqueror" Pedrez King of Aragon 
5

Henry I of 

14 APR 12047 JUN 1217  Spain, Castille, Burgos Mafalda of Portugal 
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    1. Wikipedia
    2. Findagrave Alfonso VIII "El De Las Navas" Borgona de Castilla
    3. Other: Microsoft Encarta 1994 ed.;
    4. Website:The Genealogy Forum;
    5. Website:Jim Weber;
    1. Findagrave Eleanor Plantagenet
    2. Book:Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, by Douglas Richardson, 2004, Baltimore, Maryland, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc.; Pages xxviii, Early Plantagenet Kings of England (table).; Personal family library of Lisa L Hale.;
      Source from: oldwest61
    3. Website:The Genealogy Forum;
    4. Website:Gary Lewis;
    5. Website:Jim Weber;
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