Person:Constance of Castile (1)

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Constance , of Castile
d.4 Oct 1160 France
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Name Constance , of Castile
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1141 Castilla y León, Spain
Marriage 1154 Castile, Spainto Louis de France
Death[1] 4 Oct 1160 France
Ancestral File Number 8XJ56K
Other? House of Ivrea
Burial? Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, FranceBasilique Saint-Denis


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Constance of Castile (c 1140 - 4 October 1160) was the second wife of Louis VII, King of France, following his annulment from Eleanor of Aquitaine. She was a daughter of Alphonse VII, King of Galicia, León and Castile, and Berenguela of Barcelona, but her year of birth is not certainly known. Her maternal grandparents were Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona and his second wife Dulce of Provence

The official reason for her husband's divorce from Eleanor of Aquitaine had been that he was too close a relative of Eleanor for the marriage to be legal by Church standards; however, he was even more closely related to Constance.

Constance died giving birth to her second child. Desperate for a son, her husband remarried a mere five weeks after her death.

Constance was buried in the Basilica of Saint-Denis, France.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.), Constance of Castile.