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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 of Castile from 1217 and King of Galicia and Leon from 1230. Through his second marriage he was also Count of Aumale. He finished the work done by his maternal grandfather Alfonso VIII and consolidated the Reconquista. In 1231, he permanently united Castile and Galicia-León. He was canonized in 1671 and, in Spanish, he is Fernando el Santo or San Fernando.  "St Ferdinand was the son of Alfonso IX of León and Berenguela 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 was married twice.  His first wife was from the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Swabia.  "In 1219, Ferdinand married Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen (1203-1235), daughter of the German king Philip of Swabia and Irene Angelina. Elisabeth was called Beatriz in Spain" (Wikipedia).  Beatriz is oftern anglicized to Beatrice.  After he was widowed, his second wife was Joan (Jeanne), Countess of Pontieu (also called Joan of Dammartin).  They married before August 1237.


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