English: Peter I of Castile (Spanish: Pedro; 30 August 1334 – 23 March 1369), also known as the Cruel or the Just, was the king of Castile and León from 1350 to 1369. He was the son of Alfonso XI of Castile and Maria of Portugal. Peter I of Castile was the last ruler of the main branch of the House of Ivrea.
Peter of Castile was supported by the English. The War of the Two Peters can thus be considered an extension of the wider Hundred Years' War as well as the Castilian Civil War . Peter of Castile sought to claim the Kingdom of Valencia, which included parts of Murcia, Elche, Alicante, and Orihuela.
Peter ruthlessly suppressed the rebellions, but Henry later obtained the help of Aragón, which was already at war with Castile, and France, and in 1366 he invaded Castile with French mercenaries under Du Guesclin. Peter fled, and Henry was crowned king at Burgos in 1366.
Peter ( Spanish: Pedro; 30 August 1334 – 23 March 1369), called the Cruel ( el Cruel) or the Just ( el Justo ), [lower-alpha 1] was the king of Castile and León from 1350 to 1369. Peter was the last ruler of the main branch of the House of Ivrea. Contents 1 Early life 2 Wars with Aragon 3 Peter and the Spanish Jewry 4 Death 5 Legacy and reputation
Peter of Castile was born on 30 August 1334 in Burgos. His father Alfonso XI was very keen on his lover Leonora, who also gave him nine children, that he had no time to bring up his son, completely intrusting it to his wife Marie of Portugal.
PETER, "the Cruel," king of Castile (1333-1369), son of Alphonso XI. and Maria, daughter of Alphonso IV. of Portugal, was born in 1333. He earned for himself the reputation of monstrous cruelty which is indicatd by the accepted title. In later ages, when the royal authority was thoroughly established, there was a reaction in Peter's favour, and ...
Peter of Castile. Peter of Castile was born on August 30, 1334 in Burgos, Spanish, is King of Castile and León. Peter of Castile, also known as Peter the Cruel and the Just, was the Spanish king of Castile and León from 1350 to 1369. His contemporaries accused him of being an extremely cruel ruler while later historians came to view him as a ...
Peter I (Portuguese: Pedro I, IPA: ; 8 April 1320 – 18 January 1367), called the Just (o Justiceiro) or the Cruel (o Cruel), was King of Portugal from 1357 until his death. He was the third but only surviving son of Afonso IV of Portugal and his wife, Beatrice of Castile .
On 31 October 1326, John of Castile was murdered in the town of Toro by orders of Alfonso XI. In October 1327, Álvar Núñez Osorio negotiated with King Afonso IV of Portugal the marriage contracts of Blanche and Infante Peter of Portugal, the king's son and heir, and that of Infante Peter's sister, Maria and the future Alfonso XI of Castile.
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