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  2. Blanche of Castile - Wikipedia

    Roman Catholicism. Blanche of Castile ( Spanish: Blanca de Castilla; 4 March 1188 – 27 November 1252) was Queen of France by marriage to Louis VIII. She acted as regent twice during the reign of her son, Louis IX: during his minority from 1226 until 1234, and during his absence from 1248 until 1252.

  3. Blanche Of Castile | Queen of France & Navarre, Wife of Louis ...

    Blanche Of Castile, wife of Louis VIII of France, mother of Louis IX (St. Louis), and twice regent of France (1226–34, 1248–52), who by wars and marital alliances did much to secure and unify French territories. Blanche was the daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor, who was the daughter.

  4. Saint Louis Bible (moralized bible) (article) | Khan Academy

    Blanche of Castile. In 1226 a French king died, leaving his queen to rule his kingdom until their son came of age. The 38-year-old widow, Blanche of Castile, had her work cut out for her. Rebelling barons were eager to win back lands that her husband’s father had seized from them.

  5. Blanche of Castile – History's Women

    Queen of France. 1187 – 1252 A.D. Blanche of Castile, Queen of France. She was the daughter of Alfonso IX, King of Castile, and became the wife of Louis VIII, of France. She was the inspiring genius of that king, and on his death assumed the regency during the minority of their son Louis IX.

  6. Blanche of Castile, Queen of France - ThoughtCo

    Father: Alfonso VIII of Castile. Mother: Eleanor, Queen of Castile (also known as Eleanor of England) Eleanor was the daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. A profile of Blanche of Castile, ruler of France twice as regent for her son, Saint Louis. Blanche was a granddaughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine.

  7. Blanche of Castile (1319–1375) - Wikipedia

    Blanche of Castile (August 1319 – 1375) was by birth a member of the Castilian House of Burgundy. She was the only child of Infante Peter of Castile (son of King Sancho IV of Castile) and Infanta Maria of Aragon (daughter of King James II of Aragon ).

  8. Blanche of Castile (1188–1252) |

    Queen of France and actual ruler for 14 years during the reign of her son, Saint Louis IX. Name variations: Blanca of Castille. Born on March 4, 1188, in Valencia, Castile (some sources cite 1187); died on November 27, 1252, in an abbey near Melun, France; third daughter of Alphonso VIII (b. 1155), king of Castile (r. 1158–1214), and Eleanor ...