Urraca of Castile (d. 1179)

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Urraca of Castile (d. 1179)

Queen of Navarre. Born after 1126; died on October 12, 1179 (some sources cite 1189), in Palencia; illegitimate daughter of Alfonso also known as Alphonso VII (1105–1157), king of Castile (r. 1126–1157), and Gontrada Perez ; married Garcia Ramirez IV, king of Navarre (r. 1134–1150), on June 24, 1144; children: Sancha (who married Gaston V, vicomte of Bearn, and Peter, vicomte of Narbonne); Rodrigo, count of Montescaglioso. Garcia's first wife was Marguerite de l'Aigle (d. 1141).