Blanche of Castile

1188 - 1252

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Blanche of Castile (Spanish: Blanca de Castilla; 4 March 1188 – 27 November 1252) was Queen of France by marriage to Louis VIII. She acted as regent twice during the reign of her son, Louis IX: during his minority from 1226 until 1234, and during his absence from 1248 until 1252. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Blanche of Castile has received more than 452,867 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Blanche of Castile is the 102nd most popular companion (down from 56th in 2019), the 118th most popular biography from Spain (down from 78th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Spanish Companion.

Blanche of Castile is most famous for being the first queen of France.

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Among companions, Blanche of Castile ranks 102 out of 687Before her are Carlota of Mexico, Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Mariana Victoria of Spain, and Zainab bint Muhammad. After her are Frederica of Hanover, Brigitte Macron, Maria Anna of Neuburg, Gala Dalí, Carlos, Prince of Asturias, and Anne of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1188, Blanche of Castile ranks 1After her are Kayqubad I, Isabella of Angoulême, Yuri II of Vladimir, Albert IV, Count of Habsburg, Si Inthrathit, and Ada, Countess of Holland. Among people deceased in 1252, Blanche of Castile ranks 3Before her are Giovanni da Pian del Carpine and Ferdinand III of Castile. After her are Abel, King of Denmark, Sorghaghtani Beki, Peter of Verona, Rose of Viterbo, Isabella, Queen of Armenia, Otto I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Sviatoslav III of Vladimir, Bohemond V of Antioch, and Zdislava Berka.

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Among people born in Spain, Blanche of Castile ranks 118 out of 2,595Before her are Miguel Primo de Rivera (1870), Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566), Pelagius of Asturias (685), Mariana Victoria of Spain (1718), Ferdinand III of Castile (1199), and Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona (1913). After her are Peter of Castile (1334), Henry IV of Castile (1425), Alfonso VIII of Castile (1155), James II of Aragon (1267), Carlos, Prince of Asturias (1545), and Vicente del Bosque (1950).