Infante don Fernando II DE CASTILLA y León
- Born: 1137, Toledo, Castile
- Married (1): Abt Jun 1165, Coimbra, Portugal
- Married (2): Between 1172 and 6 May 1173
- Married (3): May 1187
- Died: 22 Jan 1188, Benavente, Zamora, Castile
Compiler's 23/24/25/26 x great-grandfather
The De Rebus Hispaniæ of Rodericus Ximenes names "Sancium et Fernandum, Elisabeth et Beatiam" as the children of "Aldefonsi Hispaniarum Regis" and his wife "Berengariam". The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Fernando" as brother of "rex Sanctius". "Santius et…Fredinandus et Garsias filii ymperatories" confirmed the charter dated 12 Sep 1142 under which Alfonso VII King of Castile donated "uillam…Taranna" to "Martino Didaci". "Sancius et…Fernandus et Garsias filii imperatoris…" confirmed the charter dated 19 Aug 1146 under which Alfonso VII King of Castile donated "ecclesiam…sanctam Mariam de Uelerda" to "Martino Didaci". “Adefonsus Imperator Hispaniæ...cum uxore mea Imperatrice Domina Rica et cum filiis meis Sancio et Ferrando Regibus” donated property to the bishop of Segovia by charter dated 28 Jan 1155.
He succeeded his father in 1157 as FERNANDO II King of León, Galicia and Extremadura. Regent for his nephew Alfonso VIII King of Castile. He founded the brotherhood of the knights of Cáceres (“hermandad de freiles de Cáceres”) shortly after capturing the town in 1170. This soon developed into the Order of Santiago, which received the confirmation of the Papacy 1175, when the archbishop of Santiago entered the order as an honorary knight and donated a standard of the saint.
The Annales Compostellani record the death in 1187 of “Fernandus Rex Legionis”. The Anales Toledanos record the death in 1188 of “el Rey D. Ferrando, fillo del Emperador”. 1
Fernando married Infanta dona Urraca DE PORTUGAL, daughter of Afonso I "The Conqueror" DE PORTUGAL and Matilde DE SAVOIE, about Jun 1165 in Coimbra, Portugal. Fernando repudiated Urraca in Feb 1171/2. (Urraca DE PORTUGAL was born about 1151 in Coimbra, Portugal and died on 16 Oct 1188 in Valladolid, Spain.)
Fernando also married Teresa Núñez DE LARA, daughter of Nuño Pérez DE LARA and Teresa Fernández DE TRABA, between 1172 and 6 May 1173. (Teresa Núñez DE LARA died on 7 Feb 1180 in León, Spain.)
Fernando also married Urraca López DE HARO, daughter of conde Lópe Díaz DE HARO, Señor de Vizcaya, and Aldonza RODRÍGUEZ, in May 1187. (Urraca López DE HARO died in 1223 in Cistercian monastery of Vilena, Spain.)