Person:Sancho VI of Navarre (1)

Sancho VI of Navarre
Facts and Events
Name Sancho VI of Navarre
Alt Name el Sebrio
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1133 Navarra, Navarra, Spain
Marriage 1153 Navarre, Spainto Sancha Alfonsa , Princess of Castile
Death[1] 27 Jun 1194 Pamplona, Navarra, Navarra, Spain
Reference Number? Q318258?
Burial? Pamplona, Navarra, Navarra, Spain

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Sancho VI Garcés (; 21 April 1132 – 27 June 1194), called the Wise, was king of Navarre from 1150 until his death in 1194.

Son of García Ramírez and Margaret of L'Aigle, Sancho was the first to use the title "King of Navarre" as the sole designation of his kingdom, dropping Pamplona out of titular use.

His reign was full of clashes with Castile and Aragon. He was a monastic founder and many architectural accomplishments date to his reign. He is also responsible for bringing his kingdom into the political orbit of Europe.

He tried to repair his kingdom's borders which had been reduced by the Treaties of Tudején and Carrión, which he had been forced to sign with Castile and Aragón in his early reign. By the Accord of Soria, Castile was eventually confirmed in its possession of conquered territories. He was hostile to Count Raymond Berengar IV of Barcelona, but Raymond's son King Alfonso II of Aragon divided the lands taken from Murcia with him by treaty of Sangüesa in 1168. In 1190, the two neighbours again signed a pact in Borja of mutual protection against Castilian expansion.

He died on 27 June 1194, in Pamplona, where he is interred.

In 1157, Sancho married Sancha, daughter of Alfonso VII of Castile. Their children were:

His illegitimate children were:

  • Sancho (died in 1207)
  • Guilhelmo (died in 1220), count of Marches
  • Zylda (died in 1232), who was married with Guilhelmo Sanchez
  • Ramiro
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