Berengaria of Barcelona
Berengaria of Barcelona (1116 – January 15, 1149), called in Spanish Berenguela de Barcelona, was Queen consort of Castile, León and Galicia. She was the daughter of Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, and Douce I, Countess of Provence.
|Berengaria of Barcelona|
Effigy of Queen Berengaria at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
|Queen consort of León and Castile|
|Died||15 January 1149|
|Spouse||Alfonso VII of León and Castile|
|Father||Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona|
|Mother||Douce I, Countess of Provence|
Their children were:
- Sancho III of Castile (1134–1158)
- Ramon, living 1136, died in infancy
- Ferdinand II of León (1137–1188)
- Constance (c. 1138–1160), married Louis VII of France
- Sancha (c. 1139–1179), married Sancho VI of Navarre
- García (c. 1142–1145/6)
- Alfonso (c. 1144–c. 1149)
According to a description, "She was a very beautiful and extremely graceful young girl who loved chastity and truth and all God-fearing people."
- Reilly 1995, p. 168.
- Chronica Adefonsi Imperatoris, Book 1 Chapter 12, trans. Simon Barton and Richard Fletcher in The World of El Cid: Chronicles of the Reconquest, (Manchester University Press, 2000) page 168.
- Reilly, Bernard F. (1995). The Contest of Christian and Muslim Spain, 1031-1157. Blackwell Publishing Inc.
| Queen consort of León and Castile
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