Alfonso IX

Alfonso IX,

1171–1230, Spanish king of León (1188–1230), son and successor of Ferdinand II. He conquered from the Moors several cities in Estremadura and was frequently at war with Alfonso VIII of Castile. His marriages with Teresa of Portugal and Berenguela of Castile were both annulled by the pope. He defeated (1230) the Moors at Mérida. His son by Berenguela, Ferdinand III, reunited (1230) León and Castile.
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THE last time they were recorded in Wales, Richard Lionheart was forming an alliance with Philip II of France, Alfonso IX became King of Leon and Newgate Prison was built in London.