Fernando III, King of Castile and Leon

Fernando III, King of Castile and Leon

Male 1201 - 1252  (50 years)

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  • Name Fernando III  
    Suffix King of Castile and Leon 
    Born 5 Aug 1201  Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 19 Aug 1201  [1
    Religion Roman Catholic  [2
    Also Known As Ferdinand III of Castile  [3
    Also Known As King of Castile and Toledo  [4
    Also Known As King of Leon  [4
    Also Known As Saint Ferdinand, T.O.S.F.  [2
    Also Known As San Fernando  [2
    Died 30 May 1252  Seville, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Seville Cathedral, Seville, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I43966  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2016 

    Father Alfonso IX, King of Leon and Galacia,   b. 15 Aug 1171, Zamora, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1230, Villanueva de Sarria, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Berengaria of Castile, Queen of Castile,   b. 1179-1180, Burgos, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1246, Las Huelgas, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Y  [5
    Family ID F17161  Group Sheet

    Family Jeanne de Dammartin, Countess of Ponthieu,   b. 0___ 1220, Dammartin-en-Goele, Seine-et-Marne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1279, Abbeville, Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 0___ 1237  [1, 3, 6
    Children 
     1. Eleanor de Castile, Queen of England,   b. 0___ 1241, Burgos, Segovia, Castile, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1290, Hardby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F16003  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Aug 1201 - Castile, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 May 1252 - Seville, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Seville Cathedral, Seville, Spain Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ferdinand III (1199 or 1201 - 30 May 1252) was King of Castile from 1217 and King of León from 1230 as well as King of Galicia from 1231.
    Ferdinand III (1199 or 1201 - 30 May 1252) was King of Castile from 1217 and King of León from 1230 as well as King of Galicia from 1231.
    Ferdinand III in a 13th-century miniature.

    Ferdinand’s second wife was Joan of Ponthieu, whom he married in 1237; their daughter Eleanor married the future Edward I of England in 1254. Ferdinand settled in Sevilla, where he is buried.

  • Notes 
    • Ferdinand III, also called Saint Ferdinand, Spanish San Fernando (born 1201?- died May 30, 1252, Sevilla; canonized February 4, 1671; feast day May 30), king of Castile from 1217 to 1252 and of Leon from 1230 to 1252 and conqueror of the Muslim cities of Câordoba (1236), Jaâen (1246), and Sevilla (1248). During his campaigns, Murcia submitted to his son Alfonso (later Alfonso X), and the Muslim kingdom of Granada became his vassal.

      Ferdinand was the son of Alfonso IX of Leon and Berenguela, daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile. At birth, he was the heir to Leon, but his uncle, Henry I of Castile, died young, and his mother inherited the crown of Castile, which she conferred on him. His father, like many Leonese, opposed the union, and Ferdinand found himself at war with him. By his will Alfonso IX tried to disinherit his son, but the will was set aside, and Castile and Leon were permanently united in 1230.

      Ferdinand married Beatrice of Swabia, daughter of the Holy Roman emperor, a title that Ferdinand’s son Alfonso X was to claim. His conquest of Lower Andalusia was the result of the disintegration of the Almohad state. The Castilians and other conquerors occupied the cities, driving out the Muslims and taking over vast estates.

      Ferdinand’s second wife was Joan of Ponthieu, whom he married in 1237; their daughter Eleanor married the future Edward I of England in 1254. Ferdinand settled in Sevilla, where he is buried. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S7974] "Robert Ferrers, Jr. Abt 1341 - 1381" Pedigree-Ahnentafel, http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I52.

    2. [S7975] "Ferdinand III King of Castile and Leon" biography, http://www.britannica.com/biography/Ferdinand-III-king-of-Castile-a.

    3. [S8993] "Eleanor of Castile (1241-1290)" biography,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Castile, updated February 1, 2016 by.

    4. [S10047] "Ferdinand III of Castile" biography, accessed & downloaded Sunday, November 27th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://e.

    5. [S10034] "John of Brienne" biography, accessed & downloaded Monday, November 25th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.wikiped.

    6. [S8994] "Joan of Dammartin (French: Jeanne de Dammartin; c. 1220[1] - 16 March 1279)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.