Alfonso IX

Male 1166 - 1230  (64 years)


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  • Name Alfonso IX   [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth 1166  [6
    Born 15 Aug 1166  Zamora, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Gender Male 
    Birth 15 Aug 1171  Zamora, Leon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Fact Between 1188 and 1230  King of Leon Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death 1229  [6
    Name IX Alfonso  [6
    Died 23 Sep 1230  Villaneuva De Sarria, Lugo, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Notes 
    • Family History Records show their marriage was annuled. King of Leon 1188-1230.

      Alfonso IX (August 15, 1171 ? September 23 or 24, 1230), first cousin of Alfonso VIII of Castile and numbered next to him as being a junior member of the family, is said by Ibn Khaldun to have been called the Baboso or Slobberer because he was subject to fits of rage during which he foamed at the mouth, was the king of Len from the death of his father Ferdinand II in 1188 until his own death.

      Alfonso was the only son of King Ferdinand II of Len and Urraca of Portugal. Though he took a part in the work of the reconquest, this king is chiefly remembered by the difficulties into which his successive marriages led him with the pope. He was first married in 1191 to his cousin Teresa of Portugal, who bore him two daughters, and a son who died young.

      The marriage was declared null by the pope, to whom Alfonso paid no attention till he was presumably tired of his wife. It cannot have been his conscience which constrained him to leave Teresa, for his next step was to marry Berenguela of Castile in 1197, who was his second cousin. For this act of contumacy the king and kingdom were placed under interdict.

      The pope was, however, compelled to modify his measures by the threat that if the people could not obtain the services of religion they would not support the clergy, and that heresy would spread. The king was left under interdict personally, but to that he showed himself indifferent, and he had the support of his clergy. Berenguela left him after the birth of five children, and the king then returned to Teresa, to whose daughters he left his kingdom by will.

      Alfonso's children by Teresa of Portugal were:

      Sancha (c. 1192-1270)
      Dulce, also called Aldonza (c. 1195-c.1243)
      Fernando (1204-August 1214)
      His eldest daughter, Sancha, was engaged to her cousin King Henry I of Castile, but Henry died in 1217 before the marriage could be solemnized. Wanting to disinherit his eldest son, Fernando, King Alfonso invited John of Brienne to marry his daughter Sancha and thus inherit the Leonese throne. However, Queen Berenguela convinced John of Brienne to marry one of her daughters instead. Though she was the nominal heiress on her father's death in 1230, Sancha was easily set aside by Berenguela and Fernando. Sancha became a nun at Cozollos, where she died in 1270; she was later beatified. Her sister Dulce-Aldonza spent her life with their mother in Portugal.
    Person ID I35704  Main Tree
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2016 

    Father Ferdinand II,   b. 1137, Toledo, Castile Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1188, Benavente, Zamora, Castile, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Urraca Of PORTUGAL,   b. Abt 1150, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1188, Valladolid, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Between 1160 and 1165  [2, 3, 5
    Divorced 1175  [3, 5
    Family ID F03602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Berengaria Of CASTILE,   b. Between 1171 and 1181, Burgos, Castile,Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Nov 1245, Burgos, Castile,Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Bef 1190  [2
    Married 1197  Valladolid, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Divorced 1204  [3
    Divorced 1209  [1
    Children 
     1. Alfonso Lord Of MOLINA,   b. 1205,   d. 1272, Salamanca, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Natural]
     2. Eleanora Of LEON,   b. Between 1198 and 1199,   d. 12 Nov 1210  (Age ~ 12 years)  [Natural]
     3. Berengaria Of LEON,   b. Bef 1204,   d. 12 Apr 1237  (Age ~ 33 years)  [Birth]
     4. Constanza Of LEON,   b. 1205,   d. 07 Sep 1242  (Age 37 years)  [Natural]
     5. Ferdinand III "The Saint" of CASTILE,   b. 1200, Near Salamanca Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1252, Seville Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F03601  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Teresa Of PORTUGAL,   b. 1181,   d. 1250  (Age 69 years) 
    Children 
     1. Fernando Of LEON,   b. 1204,   d. 1214  (Age 10 years)  [Natural]
     2. Dulce Of LEON,   b. Aft 1195,   d. Aft 1243  (Age > 48 years)  [Natural]
     3. Sancha Of LEON,   b. Aft 1192,   d. 1270  (Age < 76 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F03885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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