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Berengaria of Barcelona

Berengaria of Barcelona

Queen consort of castile, león and galicia
The basics
Date of birth Barcelona, Barcelonès, Àmbit metropolità de Barcelona, Catalonia
Date of death Feb, 1149 Palencia, Palencia Province, Castile and León, Spain
Spouse: Alfonso VII of León
Children: Sancho III of Castile Ferdinand II of León Constance of Castile Sancha of Castile, Queen of Navarre Garcia of Castile and Barcelona Alfonso of Castile and Barcelona
Father: Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona
Brother(s): Ramon Berenguer IV Count of Barcelona Berenguer Ramon Count of Provence
Mother: Douce I, Countess of Provence
The details

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
Queen consort of León and Castile
Succeeded by
Richeza of Poland
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