Sancho VI of Navarre
|Sancho VI of Navarre|
Sketch of an incompletely preserved seal of Sancho VI, shown on a horse in the Mediterranean style (from the left side), holding a sword in one hand and a lance in the other, with a large Norman shield covered in an otherwise unknown device.
|Spouse||Sancha of Castile, Queen of Navarre|
|Father||García Ramírez of Navarre|
|Mother||Margaret of L'Aigle|
|Born||21 April 1132|
|Died||27 June 1194(aged 62)|
His reign was full of clashes with Castile and Aragón. 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.
He tried to repair his kingdom's borders which had been reduced by the Treaties of Tudején and Carrión, which he had been forced to sign with Castile and Aragón in his early reign. By the Accord of Soria, Castile was eventually confirmed in its possession of conquered territories. He was hostile to Raymond Berengar IV of Aragón, but Raymond's son Alfonso II divided the lands taken from Murcia with him by treaty of Cazorla in 1179. In 1190, the two neighbours again signed a pact in Borja of mutual protection against Castilian expansion.
He died on 27 June 1194, in Pamplona, where he is interred.
- Sancho VII of Navarre
- Ramiro, Bishop of Pamplona
- Berengaria of Navarre (died 1230 or 1232), married Richard I of England
- Blanche of Navarre, married Count Theobald III of Champagne, then acted as regent of Champagne, and finally as regent of Navarre
His illegitimate children were:
- Sancho (died in 1207)
- Guilhelmo (died in 1220), count of Marches
- Zylda (died in 1232), who was married with Guilhelmo Sanchez
Sancho VI of NavarreBorn: 21 Apr 1132 Died: 27 June 1194
|King of Navarre