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Sancha of Castile, Queen of Navarre

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Sancha of Castile
Queen consort of Navarre
Reign 1157–1179
(m. 1153)
Berengaria, Queen of England
Sancho VII, King of Navarre
Blanche, Countess of Champagne
House Ivrea
Father Alfonso VII, King of León and Castile
Mother Berenguela of Barcelona
Born c. 1139
Died August 1179
Burial Pamplona Cathedral
Religion Roman Catholicism

Sancha of Castile (c. 1139–1179) was daughter of Alfonso VII of León and Castile and his first wife Berengaria of Barcelona.[1] Sancha was the fifth child of seven born to her parents.

On 20 July 1153, Sancha married Sancho VI of Navarre.[2] He is responsible for bringing his kingdom into the political orbit of Europe. As "la reyna de Navarra, filla del emperador" (the queen of Navarre, daughter of the Emperor) her August 1179 death was reported in the Annales Toledanos.[3]


Sancho and Sancha's children were:

Sancha was buried in Pamplona.

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  1. ^ Infanta doña SANCHA Infanta de Castilla
  2. ^ Family of Sancha
  3. ^ A. Huici, Las Crónicas Latinas de la Reconquista, Valencia, 1913, vol. 1, p. 349
Sancha of Castile, Queen of Navarre
Born: c. 1139 Died: 1179
Preceded by
Urraca of Castile
Queen consort of Navarre
Succeeded by
Constance of Toulouse