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Blanche of Castile
b. March 4, 1188 – d. November 27, 1252 • Queen
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Blanche of Castile
BLANCHE OF CASTILE (1188–1252)Mother of Louis IX of FranceDaughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor, daughter of Henry II of England, Blanche became the wife of Louis, who ascended the French throne as Louis VIII in 1223. It was in their son, Louis IX (born 1224), that France saw the life and