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
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
Urraca of Leon and Castile,
mar Raymond of Burgundy
and had issue:
Alfonso VII, King of Leon and Castile, born 1105,
Sancho III, King of Castile, born 1134,
Blanche of Navarre
Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, "El Cid"],
Alfonso VIII, King of Castile, born 1155,
mar Eleanor Plantagenet
[dau of Henry II],
- Berengaria, Queen of Castile,
mar Alfonso IX, King of Leon
and had issue.
- Blanche of Castile,
mar Louis VIII, King of France
and had issue [ancestors of Kings of France].
- Ferdinand II, King of Leon.