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 Hohenstaufen
Marriage 1237, bef Aug Burgos, Burgos, Castilla y León, Spainto Joan , Countess of Ponthieu
Death[3] 30 May 1252 Sevilla, Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain
Reference Number? Q243122?
Other? 1671 Roma, Lazio, ItalyCanonization By Pope Clement X
Burial[3] Seville Cathedral, Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain

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Ferdinand III (1199 or 1201 – 30 May 1252) 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 campaign of Reconquista yet.

By military and diplomatic efforts, Ferdinand greatly expanded the dominions of Castile into southern Spain, annexing many of the great old cities of al-Andalus, including the old Andalusian capitals of Córdoba and Seville, and establishing the boundaries of the Castilian state for the next two centuries.

Ferdinand was canonized in 1671 by Pope Clement X and, in Spanish, he is known as Fernando el Santo, San Fernando or San Fernando Rey. Places such as San Fernando, La Union, San Fernando, Pampanga, and the San Fernando de Dilao Church in Paco, Manila in the Philippines, and in California, San Fernando City and the San Fernando Valley, were named for him and placed under his patronage.

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  2.   Fernando III, Rey de Castilla y León, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  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.