León and Castile, Kingdom of

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León and Castile, Kingdom of

 

formed on the Iberian Peninsula during the Christian reconquest, through the union of the kingdoms of León and Castile in 1037.

After repeated separation into the two kingdoms of León and Castile, the final union took place in 1230. The capital of the united kingdom was Toledo. In 1479 the the Kingdom of León and Castile became part of united Spain.

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