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Nicknames: "Alfonsez", "Infanta", "Berengaria", "Berenguela de León", "emperatriz consorte de Constantinopla (Geni Tree Match)"
Birthplace: León, Castilla y León, España
Death: Died in Istanbul, Turkey
Occupation: Infante, de Castille, Empress consort of Constantinople
Managed by: Gustavo Latorre (c)
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Berenguela de León De Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berenguela_de_Le%C3%B3n

Berenguela de León (* 1204 - † 12 de abril de 1237). Hija de Alfonso IX de León y de su segunda esposa Berenguela I de Castilla por tanto era hermana de Fernando III el Santo.

En 1224 contrajo matrimonio en la ciudad de Toledo con el ex rey de Jerusalén Juan de Brienne. Este matrimonio fue impulsado por su madre, Berenguela de Castilla, en una maniobra política que evito que Juan de Brienne desposara a alguna de las hijas que Alfonso IX tuvo con su primera esposa Teresa de Portugal con lo que evitaba que el rey leonés dispusiera de otro candidato varón que le disputara el trono a Fernando III el Santo.

De este matrimonio nacieron cuatro hijos: Alfonso de Acre, Luis de Acre, Juan de Acre y Maria de Brienne.

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berenguela_of_Leon

Berenguela of Leon (1204 - 12 April 1237) was the third wife but only Empress consort of John of Brienne, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. According to the chronicle of Alberic of Trois-Fontaines, Berenguela was a daughter of Alfonso IX of León and his second wife Berenguela of Castile. She was a younger sister of Ferdinand III of Castile and Alfonso of Molina.

Their paternal grandparents were Ferdinand II of León and Urraca of Portugal. Their maternal grandparents were Alfonso VIII of Castile and Leonora of England. Berenguela and John of Brienne had four known children:

Marie of Brienne (1225-1275), who married Emperor Baldwin II of Constantinople. Alphonso of Brienne (c. 1228-1270), who married Marie d'Issoudon, countess of Eu, and became count of Eu in right of his wife, and was also Great Chamberlain of France. Died of a plague while involved in the Eighth Crusade. Jean (John) de Brienne (c. 1230-1296), who in 1258 became Grand Butler of France. Married Marie de Coucy as his first wife. Second wife was Jeanne, daughter of Geoffrey VI, Viscount of Chateaudun. Louis of Acre (c. 1235-1263), who married Agnes of Beaumont and became Viscount of Beaumont in her right.

-------------------- Berenguela of Leon (1204 - 12 April 1237) was the third wife but only Empress consort of John of Brienne, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. -------------------- Berengaria of Leon (1204 - 12 April 1237) was the third wife but only empress consort of John of Brienne, Latin Emperor of Constantinople.

Contents [hide] 1 Family 2 Marriage 3 Empress 4 Children 5 External links 6 References


[edit] Family According to the chronicle of Alberic of Trois-Fontaines, Berengaria was a daughter of King Alfonso IX of León and Queen Berengaria I of Castile. She was a younger sister of Ferdinand III of Castile and Alfonso of Molina.

Their paternal grandparents were Ferdinand II of León and Urraca of Portugal. Their maternal grandparents were Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England.

[edit] Marriage In 1217, Berengaria's brother Ferdinand III had inherited the throne of the Kingdom of Castile through abdication of their mother.

In 1223, John of Brienne, aged 53, visited Santiago de Compostela, as a supposed pilgrim. He was by then twice a widower: first, in 1213 of Queen Maria of Jerusalem and then of Stephanie, daughter of Leo II of Armenia, (1150 - king of Cilicia in Armenia 1199 - 1219).

As a consequence of his visit to Santiago de Compostela, Alfonso IX invited him to marry Sancha and, presumably, through her inherit the Leonese throne.

However Berengaria of Castile, a long time divorced and an inheritor in her own right of the Castilian throne, main advisor of her son Ferdinand III, offered one of her own daughters to John instead.

Aging John chose Berengaria of Leon, from Alfonso IX's second doomed marriage, who was a decade younger than her half-sister Sancha, from Alfonso IX's first doomed marriage.

The marriage took place at Toledo in 1224.

[edit] Empress In 1229, the throne of the Latin Empire had been inherited by Baldwin II of Courtenay, a twelve-year -old boy. The barons of the Empire decided to secure the safety of the Empire by appointing a regent-Emperor for Baldwin. They chose John who accepted the assignment as a sort of Senior Tutor. In April 1229, John was proclaimed regent at Perugia. They did not arrive at Constantinople until 1231, when John was officially crowned in his new city.

Baldwin II remained the junior co-emperor and only heir to the throne. By agreement, 12 years old Baldwin had been betrothed to around 4 or 5 years old Marie of Brienne, a daughter of John and Berengaria, since 19 April 1229 to firmly establish the dynastic alliance of the two co-emperors and the Western Land for Crusades also, Spain.

The marriage did not take place until 1234, when Marie was about nine-years-old and Baldwin about 16.

Alberic of Trois-Fontaines records that John died on 27 March 1237, aged around 61. The "Obituaires de Sens Tome" of the Abbey of Maubuisson record that Berenguela died on 12 April 1237, aged around 33, surviving her husband by only sixteen days.

She is buried in a beautiful marble coffin in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, but many books and tourist leaflets mention her as if she was Queen Berenguela of Castile, her mother.

Other books however, mention this coffin as being that of another Berengaria (1228–1288) and/or other dates, her niece, daughter of her uncle the King Ferdinand III of Castile, sister of King Alfonso X of Castile. But this niece, Infanta Berengaria was a nun at the Monastery of las Huelgas, Burgos, of Royal patronage, where Berengaria of Leon's mother, Queen Berenguela of Castile, retired as a former monarch.

Further, Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England, grandparents of Berengaria of Leon are buried there. Much later, Ferdinand III's and Alfonso X's bodies at Las Huelgas Monastery, near Burgos, would be moved to conquered Sevilla's new Cathedral, where they are today.

[edit] Children Berengaria and John of Brienne had four known children, known to have been residents in Spain with his cousin, King Alfonso X of Castile, signing widely in many documents for many years with other high nobility witnesses, Bishops and Archbishops, Royal legitimate and illegitimate offspring and so on :

1.Marie of Brienne (1225–1275), who married Emperor Baldwin II of Constantinople. 2.Alphonso of Brienne (c. 1228-1270), who married Marie d'Issoudon, countess of Eu, and became count of Eu in right of his wife, and was also Great Chamberlain of France. Died of a plague while involved in the Eighth Crusade. 3.John of Brienne (c. 1230-1296), who in 1258 became Grand Butler of France. Married Jeanne, Dame de Chateaudun, daughter of Geoffrey VI, Viscount de Chateaudun, as his first wife. His second wife was Marie de Coucy, widow of King Alexander II of Scotland. 4.Louis of Acre (c. 1235-1263), who married Agnes of Beaumont and became Viscount of Beaumont in her right. Royal titles Preceded by Lady of Neuville Latin Empress consort of Constantinople 1229 - 1237 with Marie of Brienne (1234–1237) Succeeded by Marie of Brienne

[edit] External links Her profile in "Medieval Lands" by Charles Cawley Her profile in Peerage.com [edit] References Szabolcs de Vajay, "From Alfonso VIII to Alfonso X" in Studies in Genealogy and Family History in Tribute to Charles Evans on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday, 1989, pp. 366–417. Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berengaria_of_Le%C3%B3n" Categories: 1204 births | 1237 deaths | House of Burgundy-Spain | Latin Empresses of Constantinople | House of Brienne -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berengaria_of_Le%C3%B3n -------------------- Berenguela of Leon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Berenguela of Leon (1204 - 12 April 1237) was the third wife but only Empress consort of John of Brienne, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Family

According to the chronicle of Alberic of Trois-Fontaines, Berenguela was a daughter of Alfonso IX of León and his second wife Berenguela of Castile. She was a younger sister of Ferdinand III of Castile and Alfonso of Molina. Their paternal grandparents were Ferdinand II of León and Urraca of Portugal. Their maternal grandparents were Alfonso VIII of Castile and Leonora of England. [edit]Marriage

In 1217, Ferdinand III had inherited the throne of the Kingdom of Castile while remaining the heir apparent of the Kingdom of León. Alfonso IX wished to prevent a personal union of the two Kingdoms under his son. He planned to disinherit Ferdinand and leave the throne to Sancha, his eldest daughter from a previous marriage to Teresa of Portugal. In 1223, John of Brienne, former King of Jerusalem, visited Santiago de Compostela, Alfonso invited him to marry Sancha and through her inherit the Leonese throne. However Berenguela of Castile, main advisor of Ferdinand III, offered one of her own daughters to John instead. John chose Berenguela of Leon, who was a decade younger than her half-sister Sancha. The marriage took place at Toledo in 1224.

Empress

In 1229, the throne of the Latin Empire had been inherited by Baldwin II of Courtenay, a twelve-year -old boy. The barons of the Empire decided to secure the safety of the Empire by appointing a regent-Emperor for Baldwin. They chose John who accepted the assignment. In April 1229, John was proclaimed regent at Perugia. They did not arrive at Constantinople until 1231, when John was officialy crowned in his new city. Baldwin II remained the junior co-emperor and only heir to the throne. By agreement, Baldwin had been betrothed to Marie of Brienne since 19 April 1229 to firmly establish the dynastic alliance of the two co-emperors. The marriage did not take place until 1234, when Marie was about nine-years-old. Alberic of Trois-Fontaines records that John died on 27 March 1237. The "Obituaires de Sens Tome" of the Abbey of Maubuisson record that Berenguela died on 12 April, 1237, surviving her husband by sixteen days.

Children

Berenguela and John of Brienne had four known children: Marie of Brienne (1225-1275), who married Emperor Baldwin II of Constantinople. Alphonso of Brienne (c. 1228-1270), who married Marie d'Issoudon, countess of Eu, and became count of Eu in right of his wife, and was also Great Chamberlain of France. Died of a plague while involved in the Eighth Crusade. Jean (John) de Brienne (c. 1230-1296), who in 1258 became Grand Butler of France. Married Marie de Coucy as his first wife. Second wife was Jeanne, daughter of Geoffrey VI, Viscount of Chateaudun. Louis of Acre (c. 1235-1263), who married Agnes of Beaumont and became Viscount of Beaumont in her right.

References

Szabolcs de Vajay, "From Alfonso VIII to Alfonso X" in Studies in Genealogy and Family History in Tribute to Charles Evans on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday, 1989, pp. 366-417.

-------------------- ID: I120244 Name: Berengaria Alfonsez Princess Leon 1 Sex: F Birth: 1193 in Of, Leon, Spain Change Date: 14 JAN 2004

Father: Alfonso IX Fernandez Leon b: 1166 in Zamora, Leon, Spain Mother: Berengaria Alfonsez "la CASTILE b: 1181 in Segovia, CASTILE, Spain

Marriage 1 Jean Count De BRIENNE b: ABT 1195 in Of, Acre, Palestine Married: 1222 1 Children

Alphonse De BRIENNE b: ABT 1176
Jean De BRIENNE b: ABT 1217 in Acre, Palestine
Louis "D'Acre" De BRIENNE b: ABT 1265 in Acre, Jerusalem, Palestine

Sources: Title: GEDCOM File : 842428.ged Note: ABBR GEDCOM File : 842428.ged Text: 8 AUG 2000

—— 

-------------------- Berengaria of León

From Wikipedia

Berengaria of Leon (1204 - 12 April 1237) was the third wife but only empress consort of John of Brienne, Latin Emperor of Constantinople.

Family

According to the chronicle of Alberic of Trois-Fontaines, Berengaria was a daughter of King Alfonso IX of León and Queen Berengaria I of Castile. She was a younger sister of Ferdinand III of Castile and Alfonso of Molina.

Their paternal grandparents were Ferdinand II of León and Urraca of Portugal. Their maternal grandparents were Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England.

Marriage

In 1217, Berengaria's brother Ferdinand III had inherited the throne of the Kingdom of Castile through abdication of their mother.

In 1223, John of Brienne, aged 53, visited Santiago de Compostela, as a supposed pilgrim. He was by then twice a widower: first, in 1213 of Queen Maria of Jerusalem and then of Stephanie, daughter of Leo II of Armenia, (1150 - king of Cilicia in Armenia 1199 - 1219).

As a consequence of his visit to Santiago de Compostela, Alfonso IX invited him to marry Sancha and, presumably, through her inherit the Leonese throne.

However Berengaria of Castile, a long time divorced and an inheritor in her own right of the Castilian throne, main advisor of her son Ferdinand III, offered one of her own daughters to John instead.

Aging John chose Berengaria of Leon, from Alfonso IX's second doomed marriage, who was a decade younger than her half-sister Sancha, from Alfonso IX's first doomed marriage.

The marriage took place at Toledo in 1224.

Empress

In 1229, the throne of the Latin Empire had been inherited by Baldwin II of Courtenay, a twelve-year -old boy. The barons of the Empire decided to secure the safety of the Empire by appointing a regent-Emperor for Baldwin. They chose John who accepted the assignment as a sort of Senior Tutor. In April 1229, John was proclaimed regent at Perugia. They did not arrive at Constantinople until 1231, when John was officially crowned in his new city.

Baldwin II remained the junior co-emperor and only heir to the throne. By agreement, 12 years old Baldwin had been betrothed to around 4 or 5 years old Marie of Brienne, a daughter of John and Berengaria, since 19 April 1229 to firmly establish the dynastic alliance of the two co-emperors and the Western Land for Crusades also, Spain.

The marriage did not take place until 1234, when Marie was about nine-years-old and Baldwin about 16.

Alberic of Trois-Fontaines records that John died on 27 March 1237, aged around 61. The "Obituaires de Sens Tome" of the Abbey of Maubuisson record that Berenguela died on 12 April 1237, aged around 33, surviving her husband by only sixteen days.

She is buried in a beautiful marble coffin in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, but many books and tourist leaflets mention her as if she was Queen Berenguela of Castile, her mother.

Other books however, mention this coffin as being that of another Berengaria (1228–1288) and/or other dates, her niece, daughter of her uncle the King Ferdinand III of Castile, sister of King Alfonso X of Castile. But this niece, Infanta Berengaria was a nun at the Monastery of las Huelgas, Burgos, of Royal patronage, where Berengaria of Leon's mother, Queen Berenguela of Castile, retired as a former monarch.

Further, Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England, grandparents of Berengaria of Leon are buried there. Much later, Ferdinand III's and Alfonso X's bodies at Las Huelgas Monastery, near Burgos, would be moved to conquered Sevilla's new Cathedral, where they are today.

Children

Berengaria and John of Brienne had four known children, known to have been residents in Spain with his cousin, King Alfonso X of Castile, signing widely in many documents for many years with other high nobility witnesses, Bishops and Archbishops, Royal legitimate and illegitimate offspring and so on :

  1. Marie of Brienne (1225–1275), who married Emperor Baldwin II of Constantinople.
  2. Alphonso of Brienne (c. 1228-1270), who married Marie d'Issoudon, countess of Eu, and became count of Eu in right of his wife, and was also Great Chamberlain of France. Died of a plague while involved in the Eighth Crusade.
  3. John of Brienne (c. 1230-1296), who in 1258 became Grand Butler of France. Married Jeanne, Dame de Chateaudun, daughter of Geoffrey VI, Viscount de Chateaudun, as his first wife. His second wife was Marie de Coucy, widow of King Alexander II of Scotland.
  4. Louis of Acre (c. 1235-1263), who married Agnes of Beaumont and became Viscount of Beaumont in her right.

-------------------- Berengaria de Castilla was born circa 1198/99. She was the daughter of Alfonso IX, Rey de Castilla y León and Berengaria de Castilla.1 She married Jean I de Brienne, Emperor of Constantinople, son of Erard II, Comte de Brienne and Agnes de Montfaucon, in 1223.2 She died on 12 April 1237.2 Children of Berengaria de Castilla and Jean I de Brienne, Emperor of Constantinople

   * Louis de Brienne+1 d. a 1263
   * Alphonse, Comte d'Eu+2 d. 25 Aug 1270
   * Marie de Brienne+2 b. 1225, d. a 5 May 1275

http://thepeerage.com/p4190.htm#i41898

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berenguela_of_Leon -------------------- Berengaria of León (1204 – 12 April 1237) was the third wife but only empress consort of John of Brienne, Latin Emperor of Constantinople.


According to the chronicle of Alberic of Trois-Fontaines, Berengaria was a daughter of King Alfonso IX of León and Queen Berengaria I of Castile. She was a younger sister of Ferdinand III of Castile and Alfonso of Molina.

Their paternal grandparents were Ferdinand II of León and Urraca of Portugal. Their maternal grandparents were Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England.

In 1217, Berengaria's brother Ferdinand III had inherited the throne of the Kingdom of Castile through abdication of their mother.

In 1223, John of Brienne, aged 53, visited Santiago de Compostela, as a supposed pilgrim. He was by then twice a widower: first, in 1213 of Queen Maria of Jerusalem and then of Stephanie, daughter of Leo II of Armenia, (1150 – king of Cilicia in Armenia 1199–1219).

As a consequence of his visit to Santiago de Compostela, Alfonso IX invited him to marry Sancha and, presumably, through her inherit the Leonese throne.

However Berengaria of Castile, a long time divorced and an inheritor in her own right of the Castilian throne, main advisor of her son Ferdinand III, offered one of her own daughters to John instead.

Aging John chose Berengaria of León, from Alfonso IX's second doomed marriage, who was a decade younger than her half-sister Sancha, from Alfonso IX's first doomed marriage.

The marriage took place at Toledo in 1224.

In 1229, the throne of the Latin Empire had been inherited by Baldwin II of Courtenay, a twelve-year-old boy. The barons of the Empire decided to secure the safety of the Empire by appointing a regent-Emperor for Baldwin. They chose John who accepted the assignment as a sort of Senior Tutor. In April 1229, John was proclaimed regent at Perugia. They did not arrive at Constantinople until 1231, when John was officially crowned in his new city.

Baldwin II remained the junior co-emperor and only heir to the throne. By agreement, 12-year-old Baldwin had been betrothed to around 4- or 5-years-old Marie of Brienne, a daughter of John and Berengaria, since 19 April 1229 to firmly establish the dynastic alliance of the two co-emperors and the western land for Crusades also, Spain.

The marriage did not take place until 1234, when Marie was about nine years old and Baldwin about 16.

Alberic of Trois-Fontaines records that John died on 27 March 1237, aged around 61. The "Obituaires de Sens Tome" of the Abbey of Maubuisson record that Berenguela died on 12 April 1237, aged around 33, surviving her husband by only sixteen days.

She is buried in a beautiful marble coffin in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, but many books and tourist leaflets mention her as if she was Queen Berenguela of Castile, her mother.

Other books however, mention this coffin as being that of another Berengaria (1228–1288) and/or other dates, her niece, daughter of her uncle the King Ferdinand III of Castile, sister of King Alfonso X of Castile. But this niece, Infanta Berengaria was a nun at the Monastery of las Huelgas, Burgos, of Royal patronage, where Berengaria of León's mother, Queen Berenguela of Castile, retired as a former monarch.

Further, Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England, grandparents of Berengaria of León are buried there. Much later, Ferdinand III's and Alfonso X's bodies at Las Huelgas Monastery, near Burgos, would be moved to conquered Seville's new cathedral, where they are today.

Berengaria and John of Brienne had four known children, known to have been residents in Spain with his cousin, King Alfonso X of Castile, signing widely in many documents for many years with other high nobility witnesses, Bishops and Archbishops, Royal legitimate and illegitimate offspring and so on :

Marie of Brienne (1225–1275), who married Emperor Baldwin II of Constantinople. Alphonso of Brienne (c. 1228–1270), who married Marie d'Issoudon, countess of Eu, and became count of Eu in right of his wife, and was also Great Chamberlain of France. Died of a plague while involved in the Eighth Crusade. John of Brienne (c. 1230–1296), who in 1258 became Grand Butler of France. Married Jeanne, Dame de Chateaudun, daughter of Geoffrey VI, Viscount de Chateaudun, as his first wife. His second wife was Marie de Coucy, widow of King Alexander II of Scotland. Louis of Acre (c. 1235–1263), who married Agnes of Beaumont and became Viscount of Beaumont in her right.

External links:

Her profile in "Medieval Lands" by Charles Cawley Her profile in Peerage.com [edit] ReferencesSzabolcs de Vajay, "From Alfonso VIII to Alfonso X" in Studies in Genealogy and Family History in Tribute to Charles Evans on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday, 1989, pp. 366–417.

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1204
1204
León, Castilla y León, España
1221
1221
Age 17
Acre, Palestine
1222
1222
Age 18
Toledo, Castile, Spain
1225
1225
Age 21
Jerusalem, Israel
1225
Age 21
Acre, Israel
1227
1227
Age 23
Jerusalem, Palestine, Israel
1237
April 12, 1237
Age 33
Istanbul, Turkey
1992
January 11, 1992
Age 33
February 28, 1992
Age 33
March 6, 1992
Age 33