Elisabeth of Swabia
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|Elisabeth of Swabia|
|Spouse||Ferdinand III of Castile|
|House||House of Hohenstaufen|
|Father||Philip of Swabia|
|Died||5 November 1235
Beatrice of Swabia (baptised Elisabeth; 1203 – 5 November 1235) was Queen of Castile (1219–1235) and Leon (1230–1235) as the wife of King Ferdinand III. She was the fourth daughter of Philip, Duke of Swabia and King of Germany, and Irene Angelina, daughter of Emperor Isaac II Angelos of the Byzantine Empire.
After the death of her father Philip, she became the ward of her cousin, Frederick, King of Sicily (later Emperor Frederick II); he later married her to Ferdinand III of Castile. The marriage was celebrated at the end of November of 1219 or 1220 in the Royal Monastery of San Zoilo in Carrión de los Condes (Palencia). In Castile, she was known as Beatrice, the name borne by her eldest sister, the Holy Roman Empress, who had died in 1212 in a battle. Queen Beatrice died in Toro, Spain.
Children of Beatrice and Ferdinand
- Alfonso X (called the Wise) (1221–1284)
- Frederick (1223–1277)
- Ferdinand (1225–1243/1248)
- Eleanor (1226-?), died in infancy.
- Berengaria (1228–1279), nun in Las Huelgas, died in 1279
- Henry (1230-1303)
- Philip (1231–1274), Archbishop of Seville
- Sancho (1233–1261), Archbishop of Toledo from 1251–1261
- Manuel of Castile (1234-1283)
Lucas de Tuy affirms that there was another daughter:
- Maria (1235-1235), died in infancy.
Queen Beatrice was buried in the Royal Monastery of Huelgas de Burgos, next to King Henry I. Her son Alfonso X transferred her body to Seville, where that of her husband rested.
|Ancestors of Elisabeth of Swabia|
- Arch and Garay, Ricardo (1954). Jerónimo Zurita Institute. National Research Council .. ed. Graves of the royal house of Castile. Madrid.
- Elorza, Juan C.; Lourdes Vaquero, Belen Castillo, Martha Black (1990). Castilla y Leon. Ministry of Culture and Social Welfare. ed. Pantheon Real de las Huelgas de Burgos. The tombs of the kings of León and Castile (2nd edition). Editorial Evergráficas SA. ISBN 84-241-9999-5 .
- Gomez Moreno, Manuel . Diego Velazquez Institute. National Research Council .. ed.'s Pantheon Royal Huelgas de Burgos. Madrid.
- Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Castile
Elisabeth of SwabiaBorn: 1203 Died: 5 November 1235
Mafalda of Portugal
|Queen consort of Castile
Joan of Ponthieu
Berengaria of Castile
|Queen consort of León