Sancha of Castile, Queen of Navarre
|Sancha of Castile|
|Spouse(s)||Sancho VI of Navarre|
|Noble family||Castilian House of Burgundy|
|Father||Alfonso VII of León and Castile|
|Mother||Berenguela of Barcelona|
Sancha was the fifth child of seven born to her parents, and sister of Sancho III of Castile, Ferdinand II of León, Constance, Queen of France, and half-sister of Sancha, Queen of Aragon and predecessor as queen consort, Urraca the Asturian .
In 1157, Sancha married Sancho VI of Navarre. His reign was full of clashes with Castile and Aragon. He was a monastic founder and many architectural accomplishments date to his reign. He is also responsible for bringing his kingdom into the political orbit of Europe.
Sancho and Sancha had six children:
- Sancho VII of Navarre
- Ramiro, Bishop of Pamplona
- Berengaria of Navarre (died 1230 or 1232), married Richard I of England
- Blanca of Navarre, married Count Theobald III of Champagne, then acted as regent of Champagne, and finally as regent of Navarre
Sancha died in 1179, aged forty and she left her husband a widower, he never remarried.
|Ancestors of Sancha of Castile, Queen of Navarre|
Sancha of Castile, Queen of NavarreBorn: c. 1139 Died: 1179
Urraca of Castile
|Queen consort of Navarre
Constance of Toulouse