Alfonso VII of León and Castile
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Who is Alfonso VII of León and Castile?
Alfonso VII of León and Castile: Alfonso VII, born Alfonso Raimúndez, called the Emperor, became the King of Galicia in 1111 and King of León and Castile in 1126. Alfonso first used the title Emperor of All Spain, alongside his mother Urraca, once his mother vested him with the direct rule of Toledo in 1116. Alfonso later held another investiture in 1135 in a grand ceremony reasserting his claims to the Imperial title. He was the son of Urraca of León and Raymond of Burgundy, the first of the House of Burgundy to rule in the Iberian peninsula.
- also known as Alfonso VII of Leon
- born on (910 years ago) in Caldas de Reis, child of Urraca of León and Castile and Raymond of Burgundy
- ethnicity: Galician people
- religion: Catholicism
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- died on (858 years ago) in Sierra Morena
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