Person:Alfonso VII of León & Castile (1)

Alfonso VII Raimundez _____, of León & Castile
b.1 Mar 1104/05 Castile, Spain
m. 1095
  1. Sancha Raimúndez _____Abt 1095 & 1102 - 1159
  2. Alfonso VII Raimundez _____, of León & Castile1104/05 - 1157
  • HAlfonso VII Raimundez _____, of León & Castile1104/05 - 1157
  • WUrraca FernándezAbt 1120 -
  1. Stephanie Alfonso _____, of CastileBet 1139 & 1148 - 1180
m. 1094
  • HAlfonso VII Raimundez _____, of León & Castile1104/05 - 1157
  • WGontrada Perez
  1. Urraca _____, of Castile, Queen of NavarreAft 1126 - 1164
  • HAlfonso VII Raimundez _____, of León & Castile1104/05 - 1157
  • WRicheza of PolandAbt 1140 - 1185
m. 1152
  1. Ferdinand Leon1153 - 1157
  2. Fernando of Castile1154 -
  3. Sancha of Castile1154 - 1208
Facts and Events
Name Alfonso VII Raimundez _____, of León & Castile
Gender Male
Marriage to Urraca Fernández
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Richeza of Poland
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Gontrada Perez
Marriage 1094 to Elvira of Castile, Queen of Sicily
Birth? 1 Mar 1104/05 Castile, SpainHouse of Ivrea
Alt Birth? 1 Mar 1105 Caldas Del Rey, Galicia, Spain
Marriage Nov 1128 Saldaña, Palencia, Castilla y León, Spainto Berenguela of Barcelona
Marriage 1152 Spainto Richeza of Poland
Death? 21 Aug 1157 La Fresneda,Teruel,Aragon,
Burial? Toledo, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, SpainCathedral of Santa Maria
Reference Number? Q312767?

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Alfonso VII (1 March 110521 August 1157), called the Emperor (el Emperador), became the King of Galicia in 1111 and King of León and Castile in 1126. Alfonso, born Alfonso Raimúndez, first used the title Emperor of All Spain, alongside his mother Urraca, once she vested him with the direct rule of Toledo in 1116. Alfonso later held another investiture in 1135 in a grand ceremony reasserting his claims to the imperial title. He was the son of Urraca of León and Raymond of Burgundy, the first of the House of Ivrea to rule in the Iberian peninsula.

Alfonso was a dignified and somewhat enigmatic figure. His rule was characterised by the renewed supremacy of the western kingdoms of Christian Iberia over the eastern (Navarre and Aragón) after the reign of Alfonso the Battler. Though he sought to make the imperial title meaningful in practice to both Christian and Muslim populations, his hegemonic intentions never saw fruition. During his tenure, Portugal became de facto independent, in 1128, and was recognized as de jure independent, in 1143. He was a patron of poets, including, probably, the troubadour Marcabru.

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