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Zaïda of Seville "Isabel", Princess of Seville and Dania

Zaïda of Seville "Isabel", Princess of Seville and Dania

Female Abt 1070 - 1107  (~ 37 years)

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  • Name Zaïda of Seville  
    Born Abt 1070  Dénia, Valencian Community, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    General Information She married Abu Nasr Al-Fath al-Ma'mun, ruler of the Taifa of Córdoba. In March 1091, the Almoravid army besieged the city of Córdoba. Zaida's husband, who died during the siege on 26–27 March, sent his wife and children to Almodóvar del Río as a precautionary measure. After becoming a widow, Zaida sought protection at the court of the Leonese king and she and her children converted to Christianity; she was baptized with the name "Isabel" and became the king's concubine.  [7
    Living May 1107  [6
    Died 12 Sep 1107  Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I5359 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2021 

    Family 1 Abu Nasr Al-Fath al-Ma'mun, Prince of Seville  
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F4162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Alfonso VI of León and Castile "the Brave", King of Castile, León, and Navarre,   b. Jun 1040,   d. 1 Jul 1109, Toledo, Castile–La Mancha, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married not married  [3, 5, 7
    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

  • Notes 
    • Parents: While many early researchers have given Mohammad Ibin 'Abbad as her father, he was in fact he father-in-law. Her parentage is unknown. [2, 3]
    • Epitaph: A funerary marker formerly at Sahagun but later moved to Leon bore the inscription:

      H.R. Regina Elisabeth, uxor regis Adefonsi, filia Benabet Regis Sevillae, quae prius Zayda, fuit vocata
      ("Queen Isabel, wife of King Alfonso, daughter of Aben-abeth, king of Seville; previously called Zayda.")

      A second inscription memorializes Queen Isabel, making her daughter of Louis, King of France, although there was no French king named Louis in the generation prior to Queen Isabel. Neither memorial is contemporary and neither is generally viewed as credible. [6]

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1070 - Dénia, Valencian Community, Spain Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 1107 - Spain Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Zaïda of Seville
    Zaïda of Seville

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

    2. [S2209] Evans, Charles F. "The Princess Zaida: Addenda", (New Haven, Connecticut: The American Genealogist, Volume 52, 1976).

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

    4. [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).

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

    6. [S304] Wikipedia, Zaida of Seville.

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