Sancha of Castile, Queen of Navarre

Sancha of Castile (c. 1139–1179) was daughter of Alfonso VII of León and Castile and his first wife Berengaria of Barcelona.[1] Sancha was the fifth child of seven born to her parents.

Sancha of Castile
Queen consort of Navarre
Bornc. 1139
DiedAugust 1179
(m. 1153)
Berengaria, Queen of England
Sancho VII, King of Navarre
Blanche, Countess of Champagne
FatherAlfonso VII, King of León and Castile
MotherBerenguela of Barcelona
ReligionRoman Catholicism

On 20 July 1153, Sancha married Sancho VI of Navarre.[2] He is responsible for bringing his kingdom into the political orbit of Europe. As "la reyna de Navarra, filla del emperador" (the queen of Navarre, daughter of the Emperor) her August 1179 death was reported in the Annales Toledanos.[3]


Sancho and Sancha's children were:

Sancha was buried in Pamplona.

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  1. ^ Infanta doña SANCHA Infanta de Castilla
  2. ^ Family of Sancha
  3. ^ A. Huici, Las Crónicas Latinas de la Reconquista, Valencia, 1913, vol. 1, p. 349
Sancha of Castile, Queen of Navarre
Born: c. 1139 Died: 1179
Preceded by Queen consort of Navarre
Succeeded by