Peter of Castile

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Peter (Spanish: Pedro; 30 August 1334  23 March 1369), called the Cruel (el Cruel) or the Just (el Justo),[lower-alpha 1] was King of Castile and León from 1350 to 1369. Peter was the last ruler of the main branch of the House of Ivrea. He was excommunicated by Pope Urban V for his persecutions and cruelties committed against the clergy.[1]

Quick facts: Peter, King of Castile and León, Reign, Prede...
Alabaster sculpture of Peter, 1446
King of Castile and León
  • 26/27 March 1350  13 March 1366
  • 3 April 1367  23 March 1369
PredecessorAlfonso XI
SuccessorHenry II
Born30 August 1334
Burgos, Castile
Died23 March 1369(1369-03-23) (aged 34)
Montiel, Toledo
SpouseMaría de Padilla
Blanche of Bourbon
Juana de Castro
among others...
Beatrice, Infanta of Castille
Constance, Duchess of Lancaster
Isabella, Duchess of York
Alfonso, Infante of Castile
HouseCastilian House of Ivrea
FatherAlfonso XI of Castile
MotherMaria of Portugal
ReligionRoman Catholicism