Name: Henry III King of CASTILE
Birth: 04 OCT 1379 in Burgos, Castile
Title (Facts Pg) 09 OCT 1390 Became Henry III of Castile
Burial: Toledo Cathedral, Spain
Death: 25 DEC 1406 in Toledo, Spain
Sometimes known as Henry the Sufferer or Henry the Infirm. Before becoming king, he was known by the title Prince of Asturias,
designating him as the heir apparent.
Despite his nickname, he engaged in a vigorous foreign policy and maneuvers during the first few years of the 15th century. He was
able to pacify the nobility and restore royal power. During his reign, the Castilian fleet won several victories against the English;
Henry sent a naval fleet in 1400 that destroyed Tétouan in North Africa, a pirate base.
In 1402, Henry began the colonization of the Canary Islands, sending French explorer Jean de Béthencourt. He deflected a Portuguese
invasion with an attack on Badajoz, finally signing a peace treaty with Juan I of Portugal in 1402. He restarted the conflict against the
kingdom of Granada, winning a victory at Collejares, near Úbeda in 1406.
He also sent Payo Gómez de Sotomayor and Hernán Sánchez de Palazuelos, and later Ruy González de Clavijo, as ambassadors to
Father: John I of CASTILE
Mother: Eleanor of Aragon (
Catherine PLANTAGENET b: 31 MAR 1373 in Hertford Castle, Hertfordshire
in Church of St Antolin, Fuentarrabia, Castile
- Maria of CASTILE Queen of Aragon b: 14 SEP 1401 in Sergovia, Castile, Spain
- Catherine of CASTILE b: 1403 in Castile,Spain
- John II King of CASTILE b: 06 MAR 1405 in Toro, Zamora