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Alfonso VI of León and Castile "the Brave", King of Castile, León, and Navarre

Alfonso VI of León and Castile "the Brave", King of Castile, León, and Navarre

Male 1040 - 1109  (~ 69 years)

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  • Name Alfonso VI of León and Castile  
    Born Jun 1040  [3
    General Information From Wikipedia: In the cultural field, Alfonso VI promoted the safety of the Camino de Santiago and promoted the Cluniac Reforms in the monasteries of Galicia, León and Castile. In the spring of 1073, he made the first concession of a Leonese monastery to the Order of Cluny.

    The monarch replaced the Mozarabic or Toledan rite with the Roman one. In this respect it is a common legend that Alfonso VI took Mozarabic and Roman breviaries and threw them into the fire. When only the Roman breviary burned, the king threw the Mozarabic one into the fire, thus imposing the Roman rite.[citation needed]

    Alfonso VI, the conqueror of Toledo, the great Europeanizing monarch, saw in the last years of his reign how the great political work that he had carried started to be dismantled due to Almoravid attacks and internal weaknesses. Alfonso VI had fully assumed the imperial idea of León and his openness to European influence had made him aware of the feudal political practices which, in the France of his time, reached their most complete expression. In the conjunction of these two elements, Claudio Sánchez-Albornoz sees the explanation of the grant of the iure hereditario (sharing the kingdom between the two daughters and the son instead of bequeathing all to the only son, more typical of Navarrese-Aragonese tradition) of the Counties of Galicia and Portugal to her two Burgundian sons-in-law, Raymond and Henry. After a few years, that decision led to the independence of Portugal and the possibility of an independent Galicia under Alfonso Raimúndez, which ultimately did not materialize when the infante became King Alfonso VII of León.
      [6
    Crowned 1065 (Age 25)  [3, 6
    Military 1085 (Age 45)  [3
    Living 28 May 1108 (Age 68)  Astorga Cathedral, Astorga, Castile and León, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 1 Jul 1109  Toledo, Castile–La Mancha, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Buried —  The Monastery of Sahagún, Sahagún, Castile and León, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Siblings 4 Siblings 
    Person ID I2980  | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2021 

    Father Ferdinand I "the Great", King of Castile and León,   b. Between 1016 and 1018, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1065, León, Castile and León, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Mother Sancha of León,   b. 1013, León, Castile and León, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1067, León, Castile and León, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married Between Nov 1032 and Dec 1032 
    Age at Marriage Ferdinand was est 16 years - Sancha was est 19 years. (Were Married 33 years). 
    Family ID F2369  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of León and Castile,   b. 1052,   d. 6 Jun 1078  (Age 26 years) 
    Engaged 1069  [6
    Married 1073/74  [1, 3, 6
    Age at Marriage Alfonso was est 33 years - Agnes was est 22 years. (Were Married est less than -1074 years). 
    Complier's Note 1077 
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F2366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jimena Muñoz, a royal concubine,   d. 1128 
    Married Not married  [1, 6
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F9111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Constance of Burgundy,   b. 8 May 1046,   d. Jan 1093 to Feb 1093  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 1080/81  [1, 3, 6, 7
    Age at Marriage Alfonso was est 40 years - Constance was est 34 years. (Were Married est less than -1081 years). 
    Children 6 children 
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F2363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Zaïda of Seville "Isabel", Princess of Seville and Dania,   b. Abt 1070, Dénia, Valencian Community, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1107, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married not married  [2, 4, 6
    Children
     1. Sancho Alfónsez,   b. Abt 1093,   d. 29 May 1108  (Age ~ 15 years)  [Natural]
     
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F2365  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Berta of Burgundy,   d. Bef 15 Jan 1100 
    Marriage Contract 25 Nov 1093  [6
    Married Aft 25 Nov 1093  [1, 3, 6
    Age at Marriage Alfonso was 53 years - Berta was ??. (Were Married less than -1094 years). 
    Children They had no children. 
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F2367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 Isabel,   d. Abt 1107 
    Married yes date unknown  [6
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F9114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 Beatrice of Aquitaine,   d. 1110 
    Married 1108  [1, 3, 6
    Age at Marriage Alfonso was est 67 years - Beatrice was ??. (Were Married est 1 years). 
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F2368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Birth: Weis (1982) gives his birth date as 1030. [5]

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChild - Urraca "la Temeraria", Infanta of Castile and León, Countess of Galicia - Apr 1079 - Burgos, Castile and León, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - 28 May 1108 - Astorga Cathedral, Astorga, Castile and León, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jul 1109 - Toledo, Castile–La Mancha, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - — - The Monastery of Sahagún, Sahagún, Castile and León, Spain Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Alfonso VI of León and Castile
    Alfonso VI of León and Castile
    13th century miniature of Alfonso VI from the Tumbo A codex at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2208] Evans, Charles F. "The Princess Zaida", (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, Volume 39, 1963).

    2. [S2210] Kelley, David H. "A Mediæval Miscellany", (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, Volume 69, 1994).

    3. [S60] Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa Fourth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002).

    4. [S2207] Washington, George. "The Princess Zaïda", (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, Volume 38, 1962), Use with Caution.

    5. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Editionif, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982).

    6. [S304] Wikipedia, Alfonso VI of León and Castile.

    7. [S304] Wikipedia, Constance of Burgundy.