Sancho III, King of Castile

Male 1134 - 1158  (~ 24 years)


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  • Name Sancho III  
    Suffix King of Castile 
    Born 0___ 1134  Toledo, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Aug 1158  Toledo, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Cathedral of Toledo, Toledo, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I46833  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2016 

    Family Blanche of Navarre, Queen of Castile,   b. Aft 1133, Laguardia, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1156  (Age ~ 22 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1151  Calahorra, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Alfonso VIII, King of Castile,   b. 11 Nov 1155, Soria, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1214, Avila, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F17175  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1134 - Toledo, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Jan 1151 - Calahorra, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Aug 1158 - Toledo, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cathedral of Toledo, Toledo, Spain Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Sancho III (1134 Ė 31 August 1158), called the Desired (el Deseado),[1] was King of Castile and Toledo for one year, from 1157 to 1158. He was the son of Alfonso VII of Le‚on and Castile and his wife Berenguela of Barcelona, and was succeeded by his son Alfonso VIII. During the Reconquista, in which he took an active part, he founded the Order of Calatrava.[2] His nickname due to his position as the first child of his parents, born after eight years of childless marriage.

      Life

      He was the eldest son of King Alfonso VII of Le‚on and Castile and Berengaria of Barcelona.[3] During his father's reign, he appears as "king of N‚ajera" as early as 1149. His father's will partitioned the kingdom between his two sons: Sancho inherited the kingdoms of Castile and Toledo, and Ferdinand inherited Le‚on.[4] The two brothers had just signed a treaty when Sancho suddenly died in the summer of 1158, being buried at Toledo.[5]

      He had married, in 1151, Blanche of Navarre, daughter of Garc‚ia Ram‚irez of Navarre, and had two sons:

      Alfonso VIII of Castile, his successor
      infante Garc‚ia, who died at birth in 1156, apparently also resulting in the death of Queen Blanche.
      There may also have been an older son who died in infancy. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10046] "Alfonso VIII of Castile" biography, accessed & downloaded Sunday, November 27th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.

    2. [S10049] "Sancho III of Castile" biography, accessed & downloaded Sunday, November 27th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.w.

    3. [S10050] "Blanche of Navarre, Queen of Castile" biography, accessed & downloaded Sunday, November 27th, 2016 by David A. Hennesse.