Person:Alfonso Sanchez (3)

Alfonso I Sanchez _____, King of Aragon
b.1073
d.8 Sep 1134
m. Abt 1076
  1. Pedro King Of Aragon Sanchez, I1069 -
  2. Fernando Sanoitz1071 - 1086
  3. Alfonso I Sanchez _____, King of Aragon1073 - 1134
  4. Ramiro II of Aragon1086 - 1157
  • HAlfonso I Sanchez _____, King of Aragon1073 - 1134
  • WUrraca of León1082 - 1126
m. 30 Jun 1109
Facts and Events
Name Alfonso I Sanchez _____, King of Aragon
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1073
Marriage 30 Jun 1109 to Urraca of León
Death[1] 8 Sep 1134
Reference Number? Q81833?


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Alfonso I (1073/10747 September 1134), called the Battler or the Warrior, was the king of Aragon and Pamplona from 1104 until his death in 1134. He was the second son of King Sancho Ramírez and successor of his brother Peter I. With his marriage to Urraca, queen regnant of Castile, León and Galicia, in 1109, he began to use, with some justification, the grandiose title Emperor of Spain, formerly employed by his father-in-law, Alfonso VI. Alfonso the Battler earned his sobriquet in the Reconquista. He won his greatest military successes in the middle Ebro, where he conquered Zaragoza in 1118 and took Ejea, Tudela, Calatayud, Borja, Tarazona, Daroca, and Monreal del Campo. He died in September 1134 after an unsuccessful battle with the Muslims at the Battle of Fraga.

His nickname comes from the Aragonese version of the Chronicle of San Juan de la Peña (c. 1370), which says that "they called him lord Alfonso the battler because in Spain there wasn't as good a knight who won twenty-nine battles" (clamabanlo don Alfonso batallador porque en Espayna no ovo tan buen cavallero que veynte nueve batallas vençió).

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Alfonso the Battler, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.