Person:Ferdinand de la Cerda (1)

Ferdinand de la Cerda
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Name Ferdinand de la Cerda
Alt Name Fernando Of Castile de la Cerda
Alt Name Ferdinand de la (infante of Castile) Cerda
Alt Name Principe Fernando de-la-Cerda
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1253
Alt Birth? 1 Feb 1255
Alt Birth? 23 Oct 1255
Alt Birth? 4 Jan 1255/56 Of, Castile, Spain
Marriage 13 Nov 1269 Burgos, Burgos, Spainto Blanche of France
Death[1] 1275
Alt Death? 25 Jul 1275 Villa Real, , , France
Alt Death? 5 Aug 1275 Ciudad Real, Spain
Reference Number? Q706068?

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Ferdinand de la Cerda (23 October 1255 – 25 June 1275) was the heir apparent to the Crown of Castile as the eldest son of Alfonso X and Violant of Aragon. His nickname, de la Cerda, means "of the bristle" in Spanish, a reference to being born with a full head of hair.

In November 1268 he married Blanche, the daughter of King Louis IX of France. They had two sons:

Ferdinand became regent of Castile in November 1274 when his father left for Germany. In May 1275 the Marinids from Morocco landed in Spain upon call from Muhammad II of Granada and attacked Castile. Ferdinand raised troops and moved south from Burgos to defend the kingdom but died unexpectedly in Villa Real on 25 June 1275 leaving Castile open to invasion. His sons did not inherit the throne of their grandfather, since their uncle Sancho, who had repulsed the Moorish invasion, usurped the throne.

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