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Berengaria of Barcelona

Berengaria of Barcelona

Queen consort of Castile, León and Galicia
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Queen consort of Castile, León and Galicia
Countries County of Barcelona
A.K.A. Bérengère de Castille, Berengere de Castille
Gender female
Birth 1116 (Barcelona)
Death January 15, 1149 (Palencia)
Family
Mother: Douce I, Countess of Provence
Father: Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona
Siblings: Berenguer Ramon, Count of ProvenceStefania di BarcellonaXimena de Barcelona i de Díaz Ramon Berenguer IVAlmodis of Barcelona
Spouse: Alfonso VII of León
Children: Sancho III of CastileFerdinand II of LeónConstance of CastileSancha of Castile, Queen of Navarre Garcia of CastileAlfonso of Castile
The details
Biography

Berenguela or Berengaria of Barcelona (1116 – January 15, 1149) was Queen consort of Castile, León and Galicia. She was the daughter of Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, and Douce I, Countess of Provence.

On November 10/17 1128 in Saldaña, Berengaria married Alfonso VII, King of Castile, León and Galicia. Their children were:

  1. Sancho III of Castile (1134–1158)
  2. Ramon, living 1136, died in infancy
  3. Ferdinand II of León (1137–1188)
  4. Constance (c. 1138–1160), married Louis VII of France
  5. Sancha (c. 1139–1179), married Sancho VI of Navarre
  6. García (c. 1142–1145/6)
  7. Alfonso (c. 1144–c. 1149)

She died in Palencia, and was buried at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Appearance and character

"She was a very beautiful and extremely graceful young girl who loved chastity and truth and all God-fearing people."

Preceded by
Beatrice
Queen consort of León and Castile
1128–1149
Succeeded by
Richeza of Poland
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