viernes, 5 de abril de 2013

Berengaria of Barcelona

Berengaria of Barcelona (1116-1149). Queen consort of León by marriage to Alfonso VII of Leon and Empress of Spain. Daughter of Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, and Candy of Provence. She was the sister of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona. She was the mother of King Ferdinand II of León and Castile Sancho III, King of Castile.

She married in November 1128 with Alfonso VII of Leon King of Leon, who was the son and successor of Queen Urraca I of León.

Berenguela In life, there was the formation of a new political entity in the north east of the Iberian Peninsula, when Portugal seceded from León, giving more balance to the various Christian kingdoms: Her brother Ramón Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona and Prince Aragon, persuaded the Spanish Empire would cease to be under submission of Alfonso VII, aided by his sister Berengaria.

The Queen Berengaria died in February 1149.

The result of his marriage to Alfonso VII, King of Leon, born the following children:

- Sancho III of Castile. King of Castile.
- Ramón Castilla. Prince of Castile.
- Sancha of Castile and Barcelona. Queen of Navarre.
- Fernando II of León. King of Leon.
- Constanza of Castile. Queen of France.
- Garcia de Castilla and Barcelona. Prince of Castile.
- Alfonso de Castilla and Barcelona. Prince of Castile.

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