Henry II. of Trastamara (1369–1379), king of Castile, founder of the dynasty known as “the new kings,” was the eldest son of Alphonso XI. and of his mistress Leonora de Guzman. He was born in 1333. His father endowed him with great lordships in northern Spain, and made him count of Trastamara.
Henry was born in Burgos, the capital of Castile. Before becoming king, he was known by the title Prince of Asturias, designating him as the heir apparent. After succeeding to the throne at 11, Henry took power at 14. Despite his nickname, he engaged in a vigorous foreign policy and maneuvers during the first few years of the 15th century.
Henry III, byname Henry the Sufferer, Spanish Enrique el Doliente, (born October 4, 1379, Burgos, Castile [Spain]—died 1406, Toledo), king of Castile from 1390 to 1406. Though unable to take the field because of illness, he jealously preserved royal power through the royal council, the Audiencia (supreme court), and the corregidores (magistrates).
Henry II of Castile ‡ Birth: 13 January 1334 Sevilla, Spain Death: 30 May 1379 Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Spain Father: Alfonso XI of Castile (1311-1350) Mother: Leonor de Guzmán (1310-1351) Titles: Count of Trastámara King of Castile King of Toledo King of León King of Galicia Spouse / partner: Juana Manuel (1339-1381) Wedding: 27 July 1350
John II, (born March 6, 1405, Toro, Castile—died July 21, 1454, Valladolid), king of Castile from 1406 to 1454; his political weakness led him to rely on his favourite, Álvaro de Luna, whom he made constable. He was nevertheless considered a man of cultivated taste and a patron of poets. John succeeded his father, Henry III, as an infant of less than two years of age, under the joint ...
Henry II of Castile - Partners and Children Partners and Children On 27 July 1350, Henry married Juana Manuel, the daughter of Juan Manuel, Prince of Villena, head of a younger branch of the royal house of Castile. They had three children: John I (1358–1390) Eleanor (1361–1425), wife of Charles III of Navarre Joanna (1367–1374), died young
Henry II (13 January 1334 29 May 1379), called the Fratricidal (el Fratricida) or the one of las Mercedes (el de las Mercedes), was the first King of Castile and Len from the House of Trastmara.
Holy Roman emperor, ruler and head of state of the Holy Roman Empire. In 800 Charlemagne became the first such leader when Pope Leo III proclaimed him “emperor of the Romans.” The last Holy Roman emperor was Francis II, who dissolved the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 during the Napoleonic Wars. The Western Roman Empire disintegrated in the 5th and 6th centuries, leaving the Eastern Roman ...
One daughter, Blanca Núñez de Lara, was the mother-in-law to King Henry II of Castile. Ferdinand predeceased his father in 1275 at Ciudad Real. Blanche and Ferdinand's sons did not inherit the throne of their grandfather, since their uncle, the second son, Sancho, enforced his claim, even by rebelling.
Born 30 Aug 1334 in Burgos, Burgos, Castilla-Leon, Spain Ancestors Son of Alfonso (Castilla) de Castilla and María (Portugal) de Portugal Brother of Fernando (Bourgogne) de Castilla, Fadrique (Trastámara) Alfonso [half], Enrique (Castilla) Trastámara [half], Tello Alfonso (Castilla) de Castilla [half] and Sancho (Trastámara) Alfonso [half]