Person:Blanca Garcés of Navarre (1)

Princess Blanca Garcés of Navarre
b.Abt 1137
d.12 Aug 1156
m. 1130
  1. Margaret of NavarreAbt 1128 - 1183
  2. Sancho VI of Navarre1133 - 1194
  3. Princess Blanca Garcés of NavarreAbt 1137 - 1156
  4. Henry _____, Count of MontescagliosoBef 1144 - Bet 1173 & 1177
m. 4 Feb 1150/51
  1. King Alfonso VIII of Castile _____1155 - 1214
Facts and Events
Name Princess Blanca Garcés of Navarre
Alt Name Princesa Branca Navarre
Alt Name[2] Infanta doña Blanca de Navarra
Gender Female
Alt Birth? Abt 1135
Birth[2] Abt 1137
Alt Birth? Abt 1139 Navarra, Navarra, Spain
Marriage 4 Feb 1150/51 to Sancho III "el Deseado" _____, King of Castile
Alt Marriage 1151 Calahorra, Navarreto Sancho III "el Deseado" _____, King of Castile
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Sancho III "el Deseado" _____, King of Castile
Death[1][2] 12 Aug 1156
Alt Death? 24 Jan 1158
Alt Death? 24 Jun 1158 Castilla y León, Spain
Reference Number? Q220444?

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Blanca (; aft. 1133, Laguardia, Álava – August 12, 1156) was Queen of Castile, daughter of King García Ramírez of Navarre and his first wife, Margaret of L'Aigle. Blanca married Sancho III of Castile, regent of Castile (subject to his father Alfonso VII) on February 4, 1151 in Carrión de los Condes, Palencia, after travelling from Calahorra, Logroño, in January. The marriage was arranged to insure closer ties between León-Castile and Navarre. As was traditional, Blanca confirmed documents with her husband, so her activity may be traced until 1155.

On November 11, 1155 she gave birth to the future king Alfonso VIII. There appears to be no record of her activities after December 1155, and she died on August 12, 1156. The cause of her death seems to have been complications of a new pregnancy, a child named García. In addition, she had other children buried in the church of San Pedro in Soria, although they are not identified.

That her death was caused by a pregnancy is recorded in an epitaph engraved on her tomb; however, the engraving did not survive a sixteenth-century reconstruction of the royal tombs in Nájera. Her sarcophagus lid was preserved, and it represents the queen's deathbed with members of the court, including her husband, mourning her passing. Blanca was buried in the pantheon of the Navarrese kings in the monastery called Santa María la Real of Nájera, to which Sancho made donations on her behalf. The sarcophagus of the queen is regarded as a primary example of the ability to express human emotions in visual images in the 12th century.

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  1. Blanca Garcés of Navarre, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Infanta doña BLANCA de Navarra, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.