Constance de Bourgogne
- Born: 9 May 1046, Bourgogne
- Marriage: Alfonso VI "el valiente" Fernández Rey de León y Castile on 8 May 1081 in Dijon, Cote-D'or, Bourgogne, France
- Died: 26 Oct 1093-21 Nov 1093 at age 47
- Buried: the monastery of Sahagún, León, España
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 113:22-24, Robert the Old, duke of Burgundy married Eleanor of Semur-en-Auxois and were the parents of Constance who married Alfonso VI, king of Castile and Leon, son of Fernando I the Great, King of Castille & León, by his wife, Sancha daughter of Alfonso V, King of León. Constance and Alfonso VI were the parents of Urraca, Quen of Leon & Castile, who married Raymond of Burgundy. 160
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• Web Reference: Constance of Burgundy from Wikipedia.
Constance of Burgundy was the daughter of Duke Robert I of Burgundy and Helie de Semur-en-Brionnais. She was Queen consort of Castile and León by her marriage to Alfonso VI of León and Castile. She was the granddaughter of King Robert II of France, the second monarch of the French Capetian dynasty. She was the mother of Urraca of León, who succeeded her father in both Castile and León.
In late 1079, Constance remarried to Alfonso VI of León and Castile. The marriage appears to have been orchestrated via the Cluniac connections at Alfonso's court. He had previously been married to Agnes of Aquitaine, whom he had either divorced or had been widowed by. The marriage of Constance and Alfonso initially faced papal opposition, apparently due to a kinship between Constance and Agnes. Constance and Alfonso had several children but only one of these lived to adulthood, Urraca, Queen of Castile and León in her own right. Married firstly to Raymond of Burgundy, had issue. Married secondly to Alfonso the Battler, no issue.
Constance married Alfonso VI "el valiente" Fernández Rey de León y Castile, son of Ferdinand I ""El Magno" Sánchez Rey de Castile y León and Sancha Alfonsez Princesa de León, on 8 May 1081 in Dijon, Cote-D'or, Bourgogne, France. (Alfonso VI "el valiente" Fernández Rey de León y Castile was born before Jun 1040 in Compostela, died on 29 Jun 1109 in Toledo, Castilla, España and was buried in Sahgún, León, San Mancio Chapel.)