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Ferdinand III King of CASTILE

Ferdinand III King of CASTILE2,1

5th Aug 11991 - 30th May 12521

Life History

5th Aug 1199

Born in Monastery of Valparaíso, Peleas de Arriba, Zamora, Castilla-Leon, Spain.1


Married Joan of Ponthieu DE DAMMARTIN in Castile, Spain.5,4


Birth of daughter Eleanor of CASTILE in Burgos, Burgos, Castilla-Leon, Spain.3,4

30th May 1252



Canonized: Canonized by Pope Clement X in Saint Ferdinand (San Fernando).1


  • "Saint Ferdinand III (August 5, 1199 - May 30, 1252), was the King ofCastile from 1217 and King of Galicia and Leon from 1230. Through hissecond marriage he was also Count of Aumale. He finished the work doneby his maternal grandfather Alfonso VIII and consolidated theReconquista. In 1231, he permanently united Castile and Galicia-León.He was canonized in 1671 and, in Spanish, he is Fernando el Santo orSan Fernando.  "St Ferdinand was the son of Alfonso IX of León andBerenguela of Castile. He was born at the monastery of Valparaíso(Peleas de Arriba, Zamora) in 1198 or 1199. Ferdinand III of Castile"--  Wikipedia, "Ferdinand III of Castile,"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_III_of_Castile  Ferdinand wasmarried twice.  His first wife was from the Hohenstaufen dynasty ofSwabia.  "In 1219, Ferdinand married Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen(1203-1235), daughter of the German king Philip of Swabia and IreneAngelina. Elisabeth was called Beatriz in Spain" (Wikipedia).  Beatrizis oftern anglicized to Beatrice.  After he was widowed, his secondwife was Joan (Jeanne), Countess of Pontieu (also called Joan ofDammartin).  They married before August 1237.


  • 1. Wikipedia
    • "Ferdinand III of Castile,"
  • 2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Electronic 1997
    • Name: Name: Copyright (c) 1996 Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. AllRights Reserved;;
    • "Eleanor OF CASTILE"
  • 3. Wikipedia
    • "Edward I of England,"
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
    • David Schuster,

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