Person:Constance of Castile (1)

Constance , of Castile
d.4 Oct 1160 France
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Name Constance , of Castile
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1141 Castilla y León, SpainHouse of Ivrea
Marriage 1154 Castile, Spainto Louis VII de France
Death[1] 4 Oct 1160 France
Reference Number? Q231769?
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 Queen of France as the second wife of Louis VII, who married her following the annulment of his marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine. She was a daughter of Alfonso VII of León and Berengaria of Barcelona, but her year of birth is not certainly known.

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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