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King Fernando I of León and Queen Sancha of León

Ferdinand I (c. 1015 – 24 December 1065), called the Great (el Magno), was the Count of Castile from his uncle's death in 1029 and the King of León after defeating his brother-in-law in 1037. According to tradition, he was the first to have himself crowned Emperor of Spain (1056), and his heirs carried on the tradition. He was a younger son of Sancho III of Navarre and Muniadona of Castile, and by his father's will recognised the supremacy of his eldest brother, García Sánchez III of Navarre. While Ferdinand inaugurated the rule of the Navarrese Jiménez dynasty over western Spain, his rise to preeminence among the Christian rulers of the peninsula shifted the focus of power and culture westward after more than a century of Leonese decline. Nevertheless, "the internal consolidation of the realm of León–Castilla under Fernando el Magno and [his queen] Sancha (1037–1065) is a history that remains to be researched and written."
King of León:
Reign: 1037–1065
Coronation: 22 June 1038 (León)
Predecessor: Bermudo III
Successor: Sancho II (Castile), Alfonso VI (León) and García II (Galicia)
Born: c. 1015
Died: 24 December[1] 1065 (aged 49–50), León
Burial: Basilica of San Isidoro
Consort: Sancha of León
Urraca, Lady of Zamora
Sancho II of Castile and León
Elvira, Lady of Toro
Alfonso VI of León and Castile
García II of Galicia
Dynasty: Jiménez
Father: Sancho III of Navarre
Mother: Muniadona of Castile
Religion: Roman Catholicism

Sancha of León:
Sancha of León (c. 1018 – 8 November 1067) was a princess and queen of León. She was married to Ferdinand I, the Count of Castile who later became King of León after having killed Sancha's brother in battle. She and her husband commissioned the Crucifix of Ferdinand and Sancha.
Queen consort of León or Queen of Leon (unclear):
Born: c.1018
Died: 8 November 1067
Burial: Basilica of San Isidoro
Spouse: Ferdinand I of León
Issue: Urraca of Zamora
Sancho II
Elvira of Toro
Alfonso VI
García II
House: Astur-Leonese dynasty
Father: Alfonso V of León
Mother: Elvira Menéndez
Religion: Roman Catholicism

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