Berengaria of Castile 2130,2132
- Born: 1 Jun 1180, Burgos, Spain 2132
- Marriage (1): Alfonso IX of Leon on 17 Nov 1197 in Valladolid 2132,2133
- Died: 8 Nov 1246, Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain at age 66 2130,2132
Noted events in her life were:
• Marriage, 1197-1204. 2132 After her engagement to Conrad, Duke of Rothenberg, was annulled, Berengaria married Alphonso of León, her first cousin once removed, in order to help achieve peace between Castile and León.
Starting in 1198, Pope Innocent III objected to the marriage on the grounds of consanguinity, though the couple stayed together until 1204. They vehemently sought a dispensation in order to stay together, including offering large sums of money. However, the pope denied their request, although they succeeded in having their children considered legitimate. Her marriage dissolved, Berengaria returned to Castile and to her parents in May 1204, where she dedicated herself to the care of her children.[
Berengaria married Alfonso IX of Leon, son of Ferdinand II of León and Urracca of Portugal, on 17 Nov 1197 in Valladolid 2132.,2133 (Alfonso IX of Leon was born on 15 Aug 1171 in Zamora, Castile and Leon, Spain and died on 23 Sep 1230.)