The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-18-2022, 02:44 PM
Blog Real's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Posts: 10,300
King Alfonso VI of León and Castile and Wives

Alfonso VI (c. 1040/1041 – 1 July 1109), nicknamed the Brave (El Bravo) or the Valiant, was king of León (1065–1109), Galicia (1071–1109), and Castile (1072–1109).

After the conquest of Toledo in 1085, Alfonso proclaimed himself victoriosissimo rege in Toleto, et in Hispania et Gallecia (most victorious king of Toledo, and of Hispania and Galicia). This conquest, along with El Cid's taking of Valencia would greatly expand the territory and influence of the Leonese/Castilian realm, but also provoked an Almoravid invasion that Alfonso would spend the remainder of his reign resisting. The Leonese and Castilian armies suffered defeats in battles at Sagrajas (1086) and Uclés (1108), in the latter of which his only son and heir, Sancho Alfónsez, died, and Valencia was abandoned but Toledo remained part of an expanded realm that he passed to his daughter.

Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of León and Castile

Constance of Burgundy


Isabel "Zaida" of Seville

My blogs about monarchies
Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2022, 06:15 AM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 10,536
Stained glass window in The Alcazar of King Alfonso VI of Leon
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
King Alfonso X of Castile and León An Ard Ri Spanish Royal History 5 10-18-2022 07:49 PM
King Fernando II/V of Aragon & Castile and Queen Isabel I of Castile & Leon Marengo Spanish Royal History 19 09-06-2022 10:06 PM
King Alfonso I 'The Warrior' of Aragon & Navarre and Queen Urraca of Castile & Léon Marengo Spanish Royal History 7 08-30-2021 02:32 PM

Popular Tags
abdullah ii africa albert prince consort all tags america arcadie arcadie claret austria caribbean caroline charles iii claret congo current events danish royal family death denmark duarte pio duchess of kent edward vii elizabeth ii emperor naruhito empress masako espana garsenda genealogy grace kelly grimaldi harry history identifying india introduction jewels jordan royal family king charles king philippe king willem-alexander leopold ier louis mountbatten matrilineal monaco monarchy official visit order of precedence portugal prince albert monaco prince christian princess of orange queen queen alexandra queen camilla queen elizabeth queen ena of spain queen margrethe ii queen mathilde queen maxima queen victoria republics restoration royal initials royal wedding silk spanish history state visit switzerland tiaras visit wine glass woven

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:43 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2023
Jelsoft Enterprises