Person:Ferdinand III of Castile (1)

Ferdinand III _____, King of Castile
Facts and Events
Name Ferdinand III _____, King of Castile
Gender Male
Birth? 5 Aug 1201 León, León, Castile-Leon, SpainHouse of Ivrea
Christening? 19 Aug 1201
Marriage 30 Nov 1219 Burgos, Burgos, Castilla y León, Spainto Elisabeth _____, of Swabia
Marriage 1237, bef Aug Burgos, Burgos, Castilla y León, Spainto Joan _____, Countess of Ponthieu
Death[3] 30 May 1252 Sevilla, Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain
Burial[3] Seville Cathedral, Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain
Other? 1671 Roma, Lazio, ItalyCanonization By Pope Clement X
Reference Number? Q243122?

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Ferdinand III (; 1199/120130 May 1252), called the Saint (el Santo), was King of Castile from 1217 and King of León from 1230 as well as King of Galicia from 1231. He was the son of Alfonso IX of León and Berenguela of Castile. Through his second marriage he was also Count of Aumale. Ferdinand III was one of the most successful kings of Castile, securing not only the permanent union of the crowns of Castile and León, but also masterminding the most expansive southward territorial expansion campaign yet in the Guadalquivir Valley, in which Islamic rule was in disarray in the wake of the decline of the Almohad presence in the Iberian Peninsula.

By military and diplomatic efforts, Ferdinand greatly expanded the dominions of Castile by annexing the Guadalquivir river valley in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, establishing the boundaries of the Castilian state for the next two centuries. New territories included important cities such as Baeza, Úbeda, Jaén, Córdoba or Seville, that were subject of Repartimiento, given a new general charter and repopulated in the following years.

Ferdinand was canonized in 1671 by Pope Clement X. Places such as the cities of San Fernando, Pampanga and San Fernando, La Union; the Diocese of Ilagan and the San Fernando de Dilao Church in Paco, Manila in the Philippines; and in the United States, in California the City of San Fernando, the San Fernando Valley, and in Texas the Cathedral of San Fernando in San Antonio were all named after him.

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  3. 3.0 3.1 FERNANDO III “el Santo” King of Castile, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.