King Alphonso VIII of Castile and Leon 1250
- Born: 11 Nov 1155, Soria, Castile, Spain 1217
- Marriage (1): Eleanor Plantagenet Queen of Castile and Toledo before 17 Sep 1177 in Burgos, Castile, Spain 1217
- Died: 5 Oct 1214, Gutierre-Muñoz, Avila, Castile and Leon Spain at age 58 1217
Noted events in his life were:
• Reconquista, 1212. 1217 He is most remembered for his part in the Reconquista and the downfall of the Almohad Caliphate . After having suffered a great defeat with his own army at Alarcos against the Almohads in 1195, he led the coalition of Christian princes and foreign crusaders who broke the power of the Almohads in the Battle of the Navas de Tolosa in 1212, an event which marked the arrival of a tide of Christian supremacy on the Iberian peninsula .
Alphonso married Eleanor Plantagenet Queen of Castile and Toledo, daughter of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, before 17 Sep 1177 in Burgos, Castile, Spain.1217 (Eleanor Plantagenet Queen of Castile and Toledo was born in 1161 in Domfront, Normandy, France 870,1218 and died on 31 Oct 1214 870,1218.)