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Sancho III of Castile

1134 - 1158

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Sancho III (c. 1134 – 31 August 1158), called the Desired (el Deseado), was King of Castile and Toledo for one year, from 1157 to 1158. He was the son of Alfonso VII of León and Castile and his wife Berengaria of Barcelona, and was succeeded by his son Alfonso VIII. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sancho III of Castile has received more than 186,891 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Sancho III of Castile is the 3,279th most popular politician (up from 3,321st in 2019), the 279th most popular biography from Spain (up from 286th in 2019) and the 99th most popular Spanish Politician.

Sancho III of Castile is most famous for his role in the Reconquista. He was the son of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England.

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Among politicians, Sancho III of Castile ranks 3,279 out of 15,577Before him are Ranavalona III, Otto Bauer, Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, Arnold Rüütel, Eduard Limonov, and John, Duke of Berry. After him are Al-Nasir, Lluís Companys, Ferdinand II of Naples, Emperor Ai of Tang, Tukulti-Ninurta I, and Otto I, Duke of Bavaria.

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Among people born in 1134, Sancho III of Castile ranks 3Before him are Yesugei and Basava. After him are Raymond V, Count of Toulouse, Conrad, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Theodora Komnene, Duchess of Austria, Margaret of Navarre, and Geoffrey, Count of Nantes. Among people deceased in 1158, Sancho III of Castile ranks 2Before him is Otto of Freising. After him are Geoffrey, Count of Nantes and Ludwig I, Count of Württemberg.

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Among people born in Spain, Sancho III of Castile ranks 279 out of 2,932Before him are Raymond of Penyafort (1175), Abraham Abulafia (1240), Mariano Rajoy (1955), La Belle Otero (1868), Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (1488), and Liuvigild (525). After him are Lluís Companys (1882), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Fernando Alonso (1981), Muhammad I of Granada (1194), Ibn Jubayr (1145), and Juan Díaz de Solís (1470).


Among politicians born in Spain, Sancho III of Castile ranks 99Before him are Eleanor of Toledo (1522), Ferdinand IV of Castile (1285), Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia (1908), Ramiro I of Aragon (1008), Mariano Rajoy (1955), and Liuvigild (525). After him are Lluís Companys (1882), Muhammad I of Granada (1194), Berengaria of Castile (1180), Muhammad I of Córdoba (823), Sigeric (370), and Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba (1926).