Alfonso XI of Castile
King of Castile, León and Galicia from 1312 to 1350 / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Alfonso XI (11 August 1311 – 26 March 1350), called the Avenger (el Justiciero), was King of Castile and León. He was the son of Ferdinand IV of Castile and his wife Constance of Portugal. Upon his father's death in 1312, several disputes ensued over who would hold regency, which were resolved in 1313.
King of Castile, León and Galicia from 1312 to 1350
|King of Castile and León|
|Reign||7 September 1312 – 26 March 1350|
|Born||13 August 1311|
Salamanca, Kingdom of Castile
|Died||26 March 1350 (aged 38)|
Gibraltar, Emirate of Granada
(m. 1325; ann. 1327)
|House||Castilian House of Ivrea|
|Father||Ferdinand IV of Castile|
|Mother||Constance of Portugal|
Once Alfonso was declared an adult in 1325, he began a reign that would serve to strengthen royal power. His achievements include the victory in the Battle of Río Salado over Granadans and Marinids and the Castilian control over the Strait of Gibraltar.