Alfonso IX of Leon 2132
- Born: 15 Aug 1171, Zamora, Castile and Leon, Spain
- Marriage (1): Berengaria of Castile on 17 Nov 1197 in Valladolid 2132,2133
- Died: 23 Sep 1230 at age 59
Noted events in his life were:
• Legacy. 2133 Alfonso took steps towards modernizing and democratizing his dominion and founded the University of Salamanca in 1212. In 1188 he summoned the first parliament reflecting full representation of the citizenry ever seen in Western Europe, the Cortes of León.
Alfonso married Berengaria of Castile, daughter of Alfonso VIII King of Castile and Eleanor Plantagenet Queen of Castile and Toledo, on 17 Nov 1197 in Valladolid 2132.,2133 (Berengaria of Castile was born on 1 Jun 1180 in Burgos, Spain 2132 and died on 8 Nov 1246 in Las Huelgas, Burgos, Castile, Spain 2130,2132.)