The family of Alfonso IX King of Leon & Berenguela of Castile
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  His Parents:   Her Parents:
   Fernando II King of LEON    Alfonso VIII
   Urraca de PORTUGAL    Eleanor of England
Alfonso IX King of LEON Berenguela de CASTILE
 Married 12/1197 Valladolid
Bd   15/08/1171 Bd  1180
Bp   Bp  
Dd  24/09/1230 Dd  08/11/1246
Bur  Santiago de Compostela Bur  
Occ   Occ   
 Their Children:
   Leonor de Leon Bd  1198
   Constanza de Leon Bd  01/05/1200
   Fernando de Castilla y Leon Bd  1201
   Alfonso de Leon Bd  1202
   Berenguela de Castilla y Leon Bd  1204



Alfonso succeeded his father in 1188 as Alfonso IX King of Leon and Galicia.
Alfonso married firstly on 15th February 1191, his first cousin Teresa de Portugal.  They had three children.  The Pope excommunicated him because he had not obtained Papal dispensation for this marriage until Alfonso agreed to a separation in 1198.
Alfonso then married another first cousin, Berenguela de Castilla.  This marriage was initially permitted by Pope Innocent III but subsequently was prohibited and again he was forced to separate (in 1204).  Pope Innocent III excommunicated the couple but agreed that their children could remain legitimate.  Berenguela became a Cistercian nun at Burgos.
Alfonso also had many mistresses and another twelve children through these relationships.

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