Infanta doña Urraca DE CASTILLA y León
- Born: Between Oct 1080 and Dec 1080, Burgos, Castile
- Married: Between 1 May 1092 and Jan 1093, Toledo, Spain
- Died: 8 Mar 1126, Saldaña, Palencia, Spain
Compiler's 25/26/27/28 x great-grandmother
The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Waracta filia imperatoris Fernandi". "…Urraca regis filia et Reimundi comiti uxor…" subscribed the charter dated 23 Mar 1103 under which "Adefonsus totius Ispanie imperator" donated property to the monastery of San Salvador de Oña with the consent of "uxoris mee Helisabet regine". "Infanta dna Urraca Adefonsi imperatoris filia et totius Gallecie domina" the monastery of San Andrés de Trobo to Santiago de Compostela by charter dated 18 Dec 1107. Her father declared her heiress to Castile in 1108 after the death of her half-brother Infante don Sancho.
She succeeded her father in 1109 as URRACA I Queen of Castile and León. The Almoravides captured Toledo Aug 1109. The country experienced a period of anarchy during her reign due to her constant disputes with her second husband. She was also faced with the attacks by her half-sister Teresa of Portugal, ambitious to replace her as Queen of Castile. "Urraca totius Yspanie regina" confirmed the donation of the monastery of San Andrés de Trobo to Santiago de Compostela by charter dated 14 May 1112. By 1116, Queen Urraca had succeeded in re-establishing control over most of Castile. "Urracha…Ispanie regina, regis Aldefonsi regineque Constantie filia" donated property to the abbey of Silos by charter dated 26 Mar 1119, confirmed by "Adefonsus rex, filius…regine, Infantissa domna Sancia, regine germana, Infantissa domna Sancia regine filia, Xemeno Lopez dapifer regine, Garsia Inniguez, Xemeno Inniguez, Petrus Gonsalvi comes, Rodericus Gonsalvi, Fernandus Garsie maior, Fernandus Garsie minor…". "Urraka…Ispanie regina, regis Adefonis regineque Constancie filia" donated "ecclesiam Sancti Nicholai…in Villa Franca" to Cluny by charter dated 21 Aug 1120. "Urraca totius Ispanie regina et Aldefonsi imperatoris filia" donated property to the abbey of Silos by charter dated 13 Apr 1121, confirmed by "Gomez Castelanus comes, Rodericus Asturianus comes, Fernandus Garcies, Petrus Alvares…".
The Chronica Adefonsi Imperatoris records the death of Queen Urraca in 1126 after reigning for sixteen years, eight months and seven days, and her burial in León in the royal pantheon. The Chronicon Burgense records the death in 1126 of “Urraca Regina”. The Chronicon Compostellani records the death “apud Saldaña VI Id Mar” in 1126 of “Urraca…in partu adulterini filii”. Orderic Vitalis also reports that Urraca died "in a difficult childbirth", although this seems unlikely considering her age. 1
Urraca married Cte Raymond DE BOURGOGNE, son of Cte Guillaume I "le Grand" DE BOURGOGNE and Étiennette, between 1 May 1092 and Jan 1093 in Toledo, Spain. (Raymond DE BOURGOGNE was born about 1070 in Bourgogne, Marne, France and died about 20 Sep 1107 in Grajal Do Campos, León, Spain.)