Person:Sancha De Castile (12)

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Sancha Alfonsa , Princess of Castile
d.5 Aug 1179 Castilla, Spain
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Name Sancha Alfonsa , Princess of Castile
Gender Female
Birth[1] abt 1139 Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Marriage 1153 Navarre, Spainto Sancho VI of Navarre
Death[1] 5 Aug 1179 Castilla, Spain
Other? House of Ivrea
Burial? Cathedral Santa Maria, Pamploma, Navarra, Spain


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Sancha of Castile (–1179) was daughter of Alfonso VII of León and Castile and his first wife Berenguela of Barcelona. She was a member of the Castilian House of Burgundy.

Sancha was the fifth child of seven born to her parents, and sister of Sancho III of Castile, Ferdinand II of León, Constance, Queen of France, and half-sister of Sancha, Queen of Aragon and predecessor as queen consort, Urraca the Asturian .

In 1157, Sancha married Sancho VI of Navarre. His reign was full of clashes with Castile and Aragon. He was a monastic founder and many architectural accomplishments date to his reign. He is also responsible for bringing his kingdom into the political orbit of Europe.

Sancho and Sancha had six children:

Sancha died in 1179, aged forty and she left her husband a widower, he never remarried.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sancha of Castile, Queen of Navarre, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).