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About Elvira Alfónsez, infanta de Castilla y León

Elvira of Castile (c. 1100 – 8 February 1135) was a daughter of Alfonso VI of Castile by his fourth queen, Isabel (perhaps identical to the Moslem convert Zaida, baptized as Isabel, who had been Alfonso's mistress). Note: Academic opinion is that Isabel was not the same person as Zaida.

Elvira married Roger II of Sicily in 1117, but only infrequently saw him thereafter, for he was much preoccupied with rebellions on the Italian Peninsula and she stayed with her children in Palermo the capital. Despite this, the marriage was undoubtedly happy, for she bore Roger five sons before she died in 1135. Her death put Roger in such a deep depression that he was thought dead, he was so reclusive.

Their sons were:

  1. Roger (died 12 May 1148), heir, Duke of Apulia (from 1135), possibly also Count of Lecce.
  2. Tancred (died 1138), Prince of Bari (from 1135).
  3. Alfonso (died 1144), Prince of Capua (from 1135) and Duke of Naples.
  4. William (died 7 May 1166), his successor, Duke of Apulia (from 1148).
  5. Henry, died in infancy.

-------------------- ID: I165990

Name: Elvira Alfonez , Princess Castile and Leon

Sex: F

Birth: ABT 1104

Father: King of Castile and Leon Alfonzo b: BEF JUN 1040 in Burgos, Castile, Espania

Mother: Zaida Isabel Ximena b: ABT 1068 in Denia, Alcante, Espania

Marriage 1 II Ruggero , King of Sicily b: ABT 1097 in Of, Toledo, Espania

Children

Constanza de Hauteville , Princess HRE b: 2 NOV 1154 in Of, Sicily
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Elvira Alfónsez, infanta de Castilla y León's Timeline

1100
1100
Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
1109
1109
Age 9
1116
1116
Age 16
1118
1118
Age 18
Italy
1131
1131
Age 31
Palermo, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy
1135
February 20, 1135
Age 35
1135
Age 35
1165
1165
Age 35