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Biography of Alfonso I


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Alfonso I, or Leon and Castile, born in 121. Succeeded to the throne in 1252. Aspired to be emperor of Germany and, in 1257, divided the election with Richard of Cornwall. In 1272 he again unsuccessfully attempted to gain the imperial crown. He was driven from the throne by his son Sancho. Alfonso was the most learned ruler of his time. Died, 1284