Ferdinand III "el Santo" (The Saint) Alfonsez Rey de Castilla & Léon
- Born: 1200, Salamanca, España 1078
- Marriage: Jeanne de Dammartin Comtesse d' Ponthieu in 1237 in Burgos, España Iberia
- Died: 30 May 1252, Sevilla, España at age 52 1078
- Buried: Seville, España 1078
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 1078
Ferdinand III, King of Castile in Spain, between 6 June 1217 & 1252 and King of León in Spain, between 24 September 1230 & 1252, campmozed om 1671, married, at Burgos, 27 Nov 1219, Beatrice/Elizabeth of Swabia, daughter of Philip II, Duke of Swabia, King of the Romans and his wife Angeliz, daughter of Isaac II of Byzantium. Ferdinand III married as his second wife, Joanna de Dammartin, countess of Ponthieu, daughter of Simon de Dammartin, count of Aumale/Count of Dammartin and Baoulogne and his wife Marie, Countess of Ponthieu, granddaugther of Louis VII.
Children of Ferdinand and Jeanne de Dammartin were:
Fernand, Count of Aumale
Eleanor of Castile, married Edward I, King of England
~ Blood Royal: Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399, p. 47-48
• Background Information. 487
Infante don Fernando de León, son of don Alfonso IX King of León & his second wife Infanta doña Berenguela de Castilla (Monte de Valparaíso 30 Jul/5 Aug 1201-Seville 30 May 1252, bur Seville, Cathedral Santa María). He was born when the Queen was travelling from Salamanca to Zamora, in the forest near the monastery of Bellofonte. He succeeded his maternal uncle in 1217 as don Fernando III "el Santo" King of Castile, Toledo and Extremadura. He succeeded his father in 1230 as don Fernando III King of León and Galicia. He led successful campaigns against the Moors, conquering Córdoba (1236), Murcia (1242), Jaén (1246), and Seville (1248 after a siege of 16 months). The Kings of Granada and Murcia declared themselves his vassals. He was making preparations for a crusade into North Africa, for which he was negotiating for support from Henry III King of England, when he died. King Fernando III was the first of his family to quarter the arms of Castile with León. He was canonised by Pope Clement X in 1671, feast day 30 May.
He married, first, (Burgos 30 Nov 1219) Elisabeth von Staufen, daughter of Phillip von Hohenstaufen Duke of Swabia King of the Romans & his wife Maria [Eirene] of Byzantium (Nürnberg Mar/May 1205-Toro 5 Nov 1235, bur Cistercian monastery Santa María la Real, transferred 1279 to the Cathedral Santa María, Seville). The Annales Marbacenses record that one of the four daughters of King Philipp (second in the list) married "regi Hyspanie".
He married, second, (Burgos 1237 before 20 Nov) as her first husband, Jeanne de Dammartin, daughter of Simón de Dammartin Comte d'Aumâle & his wife Jeanne Ctss de Ponthieu (1220-Abbeville 16 Mar 1279, bur monastery of Valoires). The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to, but does not name, the four daughters of "comes de Pontivo Symon" (in order) as the wives of "rex Castelle de Hispanie Fernandus…maiorem filius vicecomitis de Castro Araudi…comitis de Augo…comes de Roceio". Comtessa d'Aumâle 1239. She succeeded her mother 1251 as Comtessa de Ponthieu. She returned to France as a widow in 1253. She married secondly (May 1260/9 Feb 1261) Jean de Nesle Seigneur de Falvy & de La Hérelle (-2 Feb 1292).
Ferdinand married Jeanne de Dammartin Comtesse d' Ponthieu, daughter of Simon Dammartin Comte de Aumâle and Marie Comtesse de Ponthieu et Montreüil, in 1237 in Burgos, España Iberia. (Jeanne de Dammartin Comtesse d' Ponthieu was born circa 1216 in Dammartin, Seine-Et-Marne, France and died 15 Mar 1279 or 16 Mar 1279 in Abbéville, Saint-Pierre.)