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Sancha of Castile, Queen of Navarre

Queen Consort of Navarre
The basics
Date of birth
Date of death 1179 Pamplona, Cuenca de Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
Mother: Berengaria of Barcelona
Brother(s): Sancho III of Castile Ferdinand II of León Alfonso of Castile and Barcelona Ferdinand of Castille and Poland Garcia of Castile and Barcelona
Children: Sancho VII of Navarre Berengaria of Navarre Blanche of Navarre Countess of Champagne
Sister(s): Urraca of Castile Queen of Navarre Constance of Castile Sancha of Castile Queen of Aragon Stephanie Alfonso of Castile
Spouse: Sancho VI of Navarre
Father: Alfonso VII of León and Castile
The details

Sancha of Castile (c. 1139–1179) was daughter of Alfonso VII of León and Castile and his first wife Berengaria of Barcelona. Sancha was the fifth child of seven born to her parents.

In 1157, Sancha married Sancho VI of Navarre. He is responsible for bringing his kingdom into the political orbit of Europe.

Sancho and Sancha's children were:

  • Sancho VII
  • Ferdinand
  • Ramiro, Bishop of Pamplona
  • Berengaria (died 1230 or 1232), married King Richard I of England
  • Constance
  • Blanche, married Count Theobald III of Champagne, then acted as regent of Champagne, and finally as regent of Navarre
  • Theresa

Sancha was buried in Pamplona.

Family tree

16. Reginald I, Count of Burgundy
8. William I, Count of Burgundy
17. Alice of Normandy
4. Raymond of Burgundy
9. Stephanie
2. Alfonso VII of León and Castile
20. Ferdinand I of León and Castile
10. Alfonso VI of León and Castile
21. Sancha of León
5. Urraca of León and Castile
22. Robert I, Duke of Burgundy
11. Constance of Burgundy
23. Hélie of Sémur
1. Sancha of Castile
24. Ramon Berenguer I, Count of Barcelona
12. Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona
25. Almodis de La Marche
6. Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona
26. Robert Guiscard, Duke of Apulia
13. Maud of Apulia
27. Sikelgaita of Salerno
3. Berengaria of Barcelona
28. Berenguer II, Viscount of Rodés
14. Gilbert I, Count of Gévaudan
29. Adela, Viscountess of Carlat
7. Douce I, Countess of Provence
30. Geoffrey I, Count of Provence
15. Gerberga, Countess of Provence
31. Stephanie-Douce de Marseille
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