Blanche of France, Infanta of Castile
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|Blanche of France|
|Infanta of Castile|
Jaffa, County of Jaffa and Ascalon
|Died||1323 (aged 69–70)|
Paris, Kingdom of France
Cordeliers Convent, Paris
|Spouse||Ferdinand de la Cerda, Infante of Castile|
|Issue||Alfonso de la Cerda of Castile|
Ferdinand de la Cerda of Castile
|Father||Louis IX of France|
|Mother||Margaret of Provence|
- Alfonso (1270–1333), who married Mahaut, daughter of John I of Brienne, Count of Eu. They had four sons and three daughters.
- Ferdinand (1275–1322), who married Juana Núñez de Lara, called "la Palomilla", Lady of Lara and Herrera, daughter of Juan Núñez I de Lara and Teresa Álvarez de Azagra. They had one son and three daughters. One daughter, Blanca de La Cerda y Lara, was the mother-in-law of King Henry II of Castile.
Ferdinand predeceased his father in 1275 at Ciudad Real. Blanche and Ferdinand's sons did not inherit the throne of their grandfather, since their uncle, the second son, Sancho, enforced his claim, even by rebelling. Blanche's brother Philip warned Sancho that he would invade Castile on behalf of his two nephews.
|16. Louis VII of France|
|8. Philip II of France|
|17. Adèle of Champagne|
|4. Louis VIII of France|
|18. Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut|
|9. Isabelle of Hainaut|
|19. Margaret I, Countess of Flanders|
|2. Louis IX of France|
|20. Sancho III of Castile|
|10. Alfonso VIII of Castile|
|21. Blanche of Navarre|
|5. Blanche of Castile|
|22. Henry II of England|
|11. Eleanor of England|
|23. Eleanor of Aquitaine|
|1. Blanche of France|
|24. Alfonso II of Aragon|
|12. Alfonso II, Count of Provence|
|25. Sancha of Castile|
|6. Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence|
|26. Renier de Sabran|
|13. Garsenda, Countess of Forcalquier|
|27. Garsenda of Forcalquier|
|3. Margaret of Provence|
|28. Humbert III, Count of Savoy|
|14. Thomas I, Count of Savoy|
|29. Beatrice of Viennois|
|7. Beatrice of Savoy|
|30. William I of Geneva|
|15. Margaret of Geneva|
|31. Beatrix of Faucigny|
- Doubleday 2015, p. 123.
- Within the same compound, the convent for women was the Monastère des Clarisses de l'Ave Maria, and the convent for men was the Couvent des Cordeliers.
- The year of her death, 1320, 1322 or 1323, is disputed.
- Doubleday, Simon R. (2015). The Wise King: A Christian Prince, Muslim Spain, and the Birth of the Renaissance. Basic Books. ISBN 978-0465066995.
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