Alfonso IX King of LEÓN [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born on 15 Aug 1171 in Zamora, Spain. He died 6 on 24 Sep 1230 in Villanueva de Sarria, Castile, Spain. Alfonso married 7 Berengaria Queen of CASTILE in 1197.
Son and heir of Fernando II, King of Leon, by by his 1st wife, Urraca, daughter of Affonso I Enríques, King of Portugal. He was born at Zamora 15 August 1171. They had two sons, Fernando (III) [King of Castile and León and Alfonso de Mo]ina, and three daughters, Leonor, Berengere (or Berenguela), and Constanza (nun). A papal dispensation for this marriage was refused, and León was placed under an interdict, 1202-1204. The couple separated owing to consanguinity in 1204, after which she became a nun at Las Huelgas. She abdicated the throne of Castile 31 August 1217, in favor of her son, Fernando. She died at Las Huelgas neat Burgos 8 Nov. 1246, and was buried there in the Cistercian monastery Santa Maria la Real (called de la Huelgas). Alfonso IX married (1st) at Guimarães 15 Feb. 1191 TERESA OF PORTUGAL, daughter of Sancho I, King of Portugal & the Algarve, by Dulce, daughter of Raymond Berengar TV, Count of Barcelona. She was born about 1176. They had three children, Fernando, Sancha, and Dulcia. The marriage was annulled in 1194 for reason of consanguinity by Pope Celestine III at the 2nd Council of Salamanca. Alfonso and Teresa separated in 1197, and she afterwards became a nun at Lorvão in 1200. She died there 17 or 18 June 1250. By various mistresses, he also had eleven illegitimate children, Pedro Alfonso, Rodtigo Alfonso, Fernando Alfonso, Fernando Alfonso (2nd of name), Martin Alfonso, Urraca Alfonso (wife of Lope Diaz de Haro), Aldonza Alfonso (wife of Diego Ramirez Froilaz and Pedro Ponce de Cabrera), Sancha Alfonso (nun), Maria Alfonso (wife of Alvar Fernandez de Lara and Suero Arias de Valladares), Urraca Alfonso (wife of Garcia Romero and Pedro Nufiez de Guzmán), and Teresa Alfonso (wife of Nuno González, Count of Lara). ALFONSO IX OF LEÓN, IKing of León, Galicia, and Badajoz, died at Villaneuva de Sarria 24 Sept. 1230, and was buried in the chapel of S. Lorenzo in Santiago el Mayor Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela.