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Alfonso IX of León

Alfonso IX of León

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Alfonso IX was king of León and Galicia from the death of his father Ferdinand II in 1188 until his own death. According to Ibn Khaldun (1332–1406), he is said to have been called the Baboso or Slobberer because he was subject to fits of rage during which he foamed at the mouth.… Read More

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1171 Birth Born on August 15, 1171.


1188 16 Years Old In 1188 he summoned the first parliament reflecting full representation of the citizenry ever seen in Western Europe, the Cortes of León. … Read More


1197 25 Years Old After Alfonso VIII of Castile was defeated at the Battle of Alarcos, Alfonso IX invaded Castile with the aid of Muslim troops. He was summarily excommunicated by Pope Celestine III. In 1197, Alfonso IX married his second cousin, Berengaria of Castile, to cement peace between León and Castile. … Read More
1198 26 Years Old In 1198, Pope Innocent III declared Alfonso and Berengaria's marriage invalid, but they stayed together until 1204. … Read More


1212 40 Years Old He took steps towards modernizing and democratizing his dominion and founded the University of Salamanca in 1212.


1230 59 Years Old Died on September 24, 1230.
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