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Henry I of Castile

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Predecessor  Alfonso VIII
Name  Henry of
Successor  Berengaria
House  Anscarids
Burial  Las Huelgas, Burgos
Siblings  Berengaria of Castile
Consort  Mafalda of Portugal

Henry I of Castile
Reign  5 October 1214 – 6 June 1217
Born  14 April 1204 Valladolid (1204-04-14)
Father  Alfonso VIII of Castile
Died  June 6, 1217, Palencia, Spain
Spouse  Mafalda of Portugal (m. 1215)
Parents  Alfonso VIII of Castile, Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile
Similar People  Berengaria of Castile, Alfonso VIII of Castile, Sancho III of Castile, Eleanor of England - Queen of, Mafalda of Portugal

Henry I of Castile (14 April 1204 – 6 June 1217) was king of Castile. He was the son of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England, Queen of Castile (daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine).

In 1211 Henry became heir to the throne when his older brother Ferdinand suddenly died.

When his father died in 1214 Henry was just 10 years old so the regency was assumed by Henry's older sister Berengaria of Castile, wife of Alfonso IX of Leon.

In 1215 Henry married Mafalda of Portugal, daughter of Sancho I of Portugal. As he was very young, the marriage was not consummated, and it was dissolved in 1216 by Pope Innocent III on grounds of consanguinity. In the same year, Henry became betrothed to his second cousin Sancha, heiress of León.

Henry died in Palencia in 1217 at the age of 13, killed by a tile coming off a roof. His sister Berengaria succeeded him, before renouncing the throne in favour of her son Ferdinand III. His body was interred at Las Huelgas monastery in Burgos.

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Henry I of Castile Wikipedia


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