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Biography of Blanche of Castile


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Blanche (blansh) of Castile. Queen of Louis VIII of France and daughter of Alphonso IX, King of Castile. Was born about 1187. On the death of her husband in 1226, she was declared Regent of France, in which capacity she displayed great energy and address. After carrying on the government during the absence of her son Louis IX in the Holy Land, she died in 1252.