Berengaria of Barcelona
|Berengaria of Barcelona|
Effigy of Queen Berengaria at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
|Queen consort of León and Castile|
|Empress of All Spains|
|Died||15 January 1149
15 January 1149|
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
|Spouse||Alfonso VII of León and Castile|
|House||House of Barcelona|
|Father||Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona|
|Mother||Douce I, Countess of Provence|
Berenguela or Berengaria of Barcelona (1116 – January 15, 1149) was Queen consort of Castile, León and Galicia. She was the daughter of Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, and Douce I, Countess of Provence.
- Sancho III of Castile (1134–1158)
- Ramon, living 1136, died in infancy
- Ferdinand II of León (1137–1188)
- Constance (c. 1138–1160), married Louis VII of France
- Sancha (c. 1139–1179), married Sancho VI of Navarre
- García (c. 1142–1145/6)
- Alfonso (c. 1144–c. 1149)
Appearance and Character
"She was a very beautiful and extremely graceful young girl who loved chastity and truth and all God-fearing people."
|Queen consort of León
Richeza of Poland
|Queen consort of Castile
|None||Empress of All Spains
- Reilly 1995, p. 168.
- Chronica Adefonsi Imperatoris, Book 1 Chapter 12, trans. Simon Barton and Richard Fletcher in The World of El Cid: Chronicles of the Reconquest, (Manchester University Press, 2000) page 168.
- Reilly, Bernard F. (1995). The Contest of Christian and Muslim Spain, 1031-1157. Blackwell Publishing Inc.