Alfonso XI (Castilla) de Castilla

Alfonso (Castilla) de Castilla (1311 - 1350)

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Alfonso (Alfonso XI) "Rey de Castilla y León" de Castilla formerly Castilla
Born in Salamanca, Salamanca, Castilla-Leon, Spainmap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in Düring, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germanymap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Jun 2016
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Categories: House of Bourgogne | Battle of Rio Salado.

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Preceded by
Ferdinand IV
King of Castile and León
1367 - 1369
Succeeded by
Peter 'the cruel' I of Castile


the Avenger or the Implacable, and 'He of Salado River.'

Battle of Rio Salado 1340.

Alfonso XI never went to the insane lengths of his son Pedro of Castile, but he could be bloody in his methods. He killed for reasons of state without form of trial. He openly neglected his wife, Maria of Portugal, and had an ostentatious passion for Eleanor of Guzman, who bore him ten children. This set Peter an example which he failed to better. It may be that his early death, during the Great Plague of 1350, at the Siege of Gibraltar, only averted a desperate struggle with Peter, though it was a misfortune in that it removed a ruler of eminent capacity, who understood his subjects well enough not to go too far. He was the only European monarch to die during the Black Death.


  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. II page 121
  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. IV. p. 410
  • Source: S288 Wikipedia

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On 3 Oct 2016 at 07:14 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:


On 26 Jan 2015 at 06:40 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

Of Castile-95 and Bourgogne-268 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates, is the same person

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