Berengaria of Barcelona

Berengaria of Barcelona (1116 – January 15, 1149), called in Spanish Berenguela de Barcelona and also known as Berengaria of Provence, 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.[1]

Berengaria of Barcelona
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Effigy of Queen Berengaria at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Queen consort of León and Castile
Bornc. 1116
Died15 January 1149
Burial(1149-01-15)15 January 1149
SpouseAlfonso VII of León and Castile
FatherRamon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona
MotherDouce I, Countess of Provence
ReligionRoman Catholicism

On November 10/17, 1128 in Saldaña, Berengaria married Alfonso VII, King of Castile, León and Galicia.[1]

Their children were:

  1. Sancho III of Castile (1134–1158)
  2. Ramon, living 1136, died in infancy
  3. Ferdinand II of León (1137–1188)
  4. Constance (c. 1138–1160), married Louis VII of France
  5. Sancha (c. 1139–1179), married Sancho VI of Navarre
  6. García (c. 1142–1145/6)
  7. 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."[2]

She died in Palencia, and was buried at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

In fictionEdit

A parody version of queen Berengaria and king Alfonso is presented in the tragicomedy La venganza de Don Mendo by Pedro Muñoz Seca. In its film version, Lina Canalejas played Berengaria.[3]


  1. ^ a b Reilly 1995, p. 168.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Juan Payán, Miguel (2007). La historia de España a través del cine (in Spanish). Cacitel. ISBN 978-84-96613-10-2. Retrieved 31 December 2020.


  • Reilly, Bernard F. (1995). The Contest of Christian and Muslim Spain, 1031-1157. Blackwell Publishing Inc.
Preceded by Queen consort of León and Castile
Succeeded by