Alfonso IX el Barboro" Fernández Rey de León y Castile, `The Slobberer'
- Born: 15 Aug 1171, Zamora, León, Iberia
- Marriage: Berenguela Alfonsez Reina de Castilla in Dec 1197 in Valencia, España
- Died: 24 Sep 1230, Villanueva de Sarriá, Lugo, España at age 59
Noted events in his life and other information:
• Dates & Events:
--1171–1230, Spanish king of León (1188–1230), son and successor of Ferdinand II.
--He conquered from the Moors several cities in Estremadura and was frequently at war with Alfonso VIII of Castile.
--His marriages with Teresa of Portugal and Berenguela of Castile were both annulled by the pope.
--He defeated (1230) the Moors at Mérida. His son by Berenguela, Ferdinand III, reunited (1230) León and Castile.
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• Coranation: 1188.
King of León in Iberian peninsula, between 1188 & 1230
Alfonso married Berenguela Alfonsez Reina de Castilla, daughter of Alfonso VIII Sánchez Rey de Castile and Eleanor Plantagenêt Princess of England, Queen de Castila, in Dec 1197 in Valencia, España. The marriage ended in divorce. (Berenguela Alfonsez Reina de Castilla was born in Aug 1181 in Segovia, Castilla, España and died on 8 Nov 1244 in Las Huelgas, Castile, España.)