Alfonso IX Rey de León

Male15 August 1171–23 September 1230

Brief Life History of Alfonso IX

When Alfonso IX Rey de León was born on 15 August 1171, in Zamora, Castilla y León, Spain, his father, "Rey Fernando II de León" Fernando Raimúndez de Barcelona, was 34 and his mother, Infanta Urraca de Portugal, was 23. He married Teresa Sanches de Portugal in 1191, in Guimarães, Braga, Portugal. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. In 1076, his occupation is listed as alférez del rey alfonso vi. He died on 23 September 1230, in Sarria, Lugo, Galicia, Spain, at the age of 59, and was buried in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.

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Alfonso IX Rey de León
Berengaria de Castille y Plantagenet Reina Consorte de Leon
Marriage: 17 December 1197
Leonor de León Castilla
Constance de León Martins
Fernando III "El Santo", Rey de Castilla y de León
Infante Alfonso de Molina
Berengaria DE LEON

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Alphonso Fernandez - birth-name: Alphonso Fernandez
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Alfonso IX de Leon, "Índice Find A Grave"

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  • Marriage
    17 December 1197Valladolid, Castilla y León, Spain
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    Age 29

    The Christian territory controlled the Kingdoms of Aragon, Navarre, and Castile.

    Name Meaning

    Visigothic: probably a compound of adal ‘noble’ + funs ‘ready’; a traditional royal name.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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