Person:Sancha of Castile (1)

Sancha of Castile
b.21 Sep 1154/5 Castilla, Spain
m. 1152
  1. Ferdinand Leon1153 - 1157
  2. Fernando of Castile1154 -
  3. Sancha of Castile1154/55 - 1208
m. 18 Jan 1174
  1. Peter II of Aragon1174 - 1213
  2. Alfonso II _____, Count of Provence1174 - 1209
  3. Constance of Aragon1179 - 1222
  4. Leonor de AragónAbt 1182 - 1226
  5. Sancha _____, Princess of AragonAbt 1186 - Aft 1241
  6. Ramon Berenguer de Aragón
  7. Fernando de AragónAbt 1190 - 1249
  8. Dulcia de AragónAbt 1192 -
Facts and Events
Name Sancha of Castile
Gender Female
Birth[1] 21 Sep 1154/5 Castilla, Spain
Marriage 18 Jan 1174 to Alfonso II of Aragon
Death[1] 9 Nov 1208 Jaén, Jaén, Andalucía, SpainMonasterio De Jaen
Reference Number? Q296003?

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Sancha of Castile (21 September 1154/5 – 9 November 1208) was the only surviving child of King Alfonso VII of Castile by his second wife, Richeza of Poland. On January 18, 1174, she married King Alfonso II of Aragon at Zaragoza; they had at least eight children who survived into adulthood.

A patroness of troubadours such as Giraud de Calanson and Peire Raymond, the queen became involved in a legal dispute with her husband concerning properties which formed part of her dower estates. In 1177 she entered the county of Ribagorza and took forcible possession of various castles and fortresses which had belonged to the crown there.

After her husband died at Perpignan in 1196, Sancha was relegated to the background of political affairs by her son Peter II. She retired from court, withdrawing to the Hospitaller convent for noble ladies, the Monastery of Santa María de Sigena, at Sigena, which she had founded. There she assumed the cross of the Order of St John of Jerusalem which she wore until the end of her life. The queen mother entertained her widowed daughter Constance at Sigena prior to her leaving Aragon to marry Emperor Frederick II in 1208. She died soon afterwards, aged fifty-four, and was interred in front of the high altar of her foundation at the Monastery of Santa María de Sigena; her tomb is still there to be seen.

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