• Born (between October 1333 and December 1333) - Sevilla, Seville, Andalucia, Spain
  • Deceased 30 May 1379 - Santa Domingo, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
  • Buried - Catedral de Toledo, Toledo, Castilla La Mancha, Spain
  • King of Castile, King of León, Conde (Count) de Trastámara, King of Castile-Léon


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On the side of Alfonso XI "The Just" King of Leon & Castile 1311-1350



Individual Note

Occupation: Conde (Count) de Trastámara
Source: RootsWeb's WorldConnect - http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ - Jane Williams Flank
Date of Import: 13 Apr 2012
[Jane Williams Flank.FTW]

Henry II

king of Castile
also called (until 1369) Enrique, conde (count) de Trastá mara, bynameHenry of Trastá mara, Henry the Fratricide, or The Bastard, SpanishEnrique de Trastá mara, Enrique El Fratricida, El Bastardo, or El delas Mercedes (``He of the Largesse´´)

born 1333
died May 29, 1379, Burgos, Castilla y Leon [Spain]


king of Castile from 1369, founder of the house of Trastá mara, whichlasted until 1504.

The illegitimate son of Alfonso XI of Castile, Henry rebelled againsthis younger half brother, Peter I (Peter the Cruel), invaded Castilewith French aid in 1366, and was crowned king at Burgos. Peter soughtEnglish aid, and Henry was routed by Edward the Black Prince at Najera(April 3, 1367). He obtained more French aid and captured Peter, whomhe murdered on March 23, 1369.

The legitimist claim was upheld in Galicia, in Portugal, which heinvaded; and he also had to defend himself against England´s John ofGaunt, who had married Peter´s daughter. He crushed opposition andrewarded his adherents. He introduced from France the hereditarytitles of duke and marquess, with entailed estates, creating the classof grandees from his relatives and supporters; he thereby gained thetitle of El de las Mercedes.
["Henry II." Encyclopæ dia Britannica. 2009. Encyclopæ dia BritannicaOnline. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/261465/Henry-II&gt;]




  • Individual:
    - Lexikon des Mittelalters (9 Bands) 1977 - IV:2056
    - Wilheim Karl, Prinz von Isenburg, Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten; 1975 (Date: 1975;) - II:47
    - Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der europäischen;Detlev Schwennicke, Editor 1978-1992 - III:544
    - Encyclopedia Britainnica: Encyclopedia Britannica Online - Article on Henry II (king of Castile)
    - Édouard Garnier, Tableaux généalogiques des souverains de la France et de ses grandsfeudataires (Date: 1863;) - Table XLVII
    - Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham, editor, Plantagenet Ancestry, a Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Name: Genealogical Publishing Co.; Location: Baltimore, Md; Date:2004;) - Castile 9
    - Genealogical Tables Illustrative of Modern History; Hereford BrookeGeorge 1875 - Table XXXVI
    - RootsWeb's WorldConnect - http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ - Jane Williams Flank - Date of Import: 13 Apr 2012
  • Spouse 5:
    - Weir, Alison, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, 1991 (Name: Grove Weidenfeld; Location: New York, NY; Date: 1991;) - p. 615
    - Kirk Larson Private Library - (253) 390-9307 - 23512 Belmar Dr. Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 U.S.A - Genealogical Research of Kirk Larson - Date of Import: Mar 30, 2009

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Ferdinand IV King of Leon & Castile 1285-1312 Constanza Princess of Portugal Dinisez †1313  

Alfonso XI "The Just" King of Leon & Castile 1311-1350 Eleonore Guzman 1310-1351

Enrique II "de Trastámara" de Castilla †1379