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The Kings of Spain

Alfonso VI, King of Leon and Castile.
He mar 1079 to Constance of Burgundy [grand-dau of Robert II, King of France].
He captured Toledo from the Moors 1085. With it, he captured one of the great Muslim libraries of works from classical times.
Over the next two centuries, the Toledo School of Translators translated these works into Latin, reintroducing them to Western Europe. This and similar projects would ultimately lead to the Renaissance and the rise of science.

He died 1109.
Alfonso VI and Constance had issue:

Urraca of Leon and Castile,
mar Raymond of Burgundy
and had issue:

Alfonso VII, King of Leon and Castile, born 1105,
had issue:

  1. Sancho III, King of Castile, born 1134,
    mar Blanche of Navarre [descendant of Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, "El Cid"],
    had issue:

    1. Alfonso VIII, King of Castile, born 1155,
      mar Eleanor Plantagenet [dau of Henry II],
      had issue:

      1. Berengaria, Queen of Castile,
        mar Alfonso IX, King of Leon and had issue.

      2. Blanche of Castile,
        mar Louis VIII, King of France and had issue [ancestors of Kings of France].

  2. Ferdinand II, King of Leon.


Notes on Islamic descents


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