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King Alfonso VI of Castile

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Key Facts
Other names Alfonso I of Castile
Born 1040
Location  
Bloodline Jiménez, Ximenes
Married Yes
Children Yes
Position King of Castile
Died July 1109

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source of Facts and Important Announcement
Status Under Article 64.6 of the Covenant of One-Heaven (Pactum De Singularis Caelum) by Special Qualification shall be known as a Saint, with all sins and evil acts they performed forgiven.
Date of formal Beatification Day of Redemption GAIA E1:Y1:A1:S1:M9:D1 also known as [Fri, 21 Dec 2012].
Source of Facts Self Confession and Revelation of Sainthood by the Deceased Spirit as condition of their confirmation as a true Saint.
Source of Facts Self Confession and Revelation of Sainthood by the Deceased Spirit as condition of their confirmation as a true Saint.

 

Background

As the second and favorite son of King Ferdinand I of Castile and Princess Sancha of León, Alfonso was allotted León, while Castile was given to his eldest brother Sancho, and Galicia to his youngest brother García. Sancho was assassinated in 1072. García was dethroned and imprisoned for life the following year.

At the instigation, it is said, of his wife Constance, he brought the Cistercian Order into Hispania, established them in Sahagun, chose a French Cistercian, Bernard, as the first Archbishop of Toledo, after the reconquest on May 25, 1085. He married his daughters, Urraca, Teresa and Elvira to French princes, and in every way forwarded the spread of French influence — then the greatest civilizing force in Europe. He also drew Hispania nearer to the Papacy. It was Alfonso's decision which established the Roman ritual in place of the old missal of Saint Isidore — the Mozarabic rite.

Alfonso was defeated on October 23, 1086, at the battle of Sagrajas, at the hands of Yusuf ibn Tashfin, and Abbad III al-Mu'tamid, and was severely wounded in the leg.

Alfonso married at least five times and had two mistresses and a fiancée.

Most Evil Crimes

List of most evil crimes Type Year Crime Of crimes against humanity (1085 CE) That the Christian King Alfonso VI of Castile did capture the Muslim city of Toledo murdering all its inhabitants, including women and children, upon the orders of Pope Gregory VII, also known as St. Gregory. That the former possessions of the Muslim people murdered by the church reveal a far more advanced culture of riches and knowledge compared to the 600 year enforced Stone Age of Europe imposed by the Roman Catholic Church. Rumours spread across the courts of Europe of the fabulous wealth held by the Muslims, thereby creating desires among Christian leaders to ransack their lands.