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Princesa Kristina-Covarrubias(Burgos)-Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ulit7
N 42° 03.487 W 003° 31.158
30T E 457031 N 4656359
Quick Description: Princess of Norway and Infanta of Castilla.
Location: Castilla y León, Spain
Date Posted: 3/10/2019 4:30:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM106WW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Cristina of Norway (in Old Norse: Kristín Hákonardóttir, in Norwegian: Kristina Håkonsdatter; Bergen, 1234 - Seville, 1262) was a Norwegian princess and Infanta of Castile. She was the daughter of the kings Haakon IV of Norway and Margarita Skulesdatter.
Due to the Castilian and Norwegian alliances within the Sacrum Germanic Roman Empire, the matrimonial commitment was carried out in 1257 of the princess with the aspiring one to the Sacrum Germanic Roman Empire, the infante Felipe de Castilla, brother of king Alfonso X of Castile, the Wise, because such a marriage was suitable for both Alfonso X and Haakon IV.The Nordic kingdoms wanted to open up more and more to the rest of Europe and trade with it, and Haakon had undertaken an active diplomatic policy and cultural ties with other countries.
In the summer of 1257, accompanied by ambassador Loðinn leppur, Cristina undertook the trip by sea from Tønsberg (Norway), near Oslo, towards Castilla, (Spain). After stopping in England, and before rumors of pirates in the Bay of Biscay, the entourage, consisting of more than a hundred people, continued on foot and on horseback through France, entering through the County of Barcelona in the Iberian Peninsula. Christmas Eve was celebrated in Burgos in the company of the nuns of the Las Huelgas monastery. They arrived in Valladolid, where the wise king waited, through Soria, where he fell ill in the surroundings of the Laguna Negra, and Palencia.
After the marriage in the Collegiate Church of Santa María de Valladolid on March 31, 1258, the couple settled in Seville, where the infant already resided. She never recovered from the disease caused by the distance that separated her from her distant and longed-for country and contracted throughout the trip, in Sorian lands, and possibly caused the princess to succumb to melancholy, dying in 1262 in the Seville capital without leaving offspring.
Her husband, who before his marriage had been abbot of the Collegiate Church of San Cosme and San Damián de Covarrubias until the age of 21 years and later bishop of Seville, had his wife buried in the cloister of the Collegiate Church of Covarrubias in a Gothic sepulcher, of carved stone with an arcade of 10 bays and an upper frieze of volutes.
Monarch Ranking: Prince / Princess

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Princess Kristina Hakonsdatter

Country or Empire of Influence: Noruega and Castilla

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