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.
Blanche Of Castile, (born 1188, Palencia, Castile [Spain]—died Nov. 12, 1252, Paris, France), 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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Born to wealth, Blanche of Castile (1188-1252) took the reins of leadership early in life as the wife of Louis VIII, King of France and later as co-regent during her son, Louis IX's, minority. She proved to be a good, albeit strong willed leader, keenly adept at dealing with her male counterparts.
Infanta Maria of Aragon. 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 ).
Unsurprising but enriching to read about are Blanche’s warm and lasting relations with her Spanish relatives, whether distant cousins in France, like Berengaria of Navarre, or her sisters, Eleanor, queen of Aragón or Berengaria, queen of Castile-Léon, in Spain. Blanche comes to life as one learns that her relatives sent her pomegranates and ...
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. They rallied troops against her, defamed her character, and even accused her of adultery and murder.
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.