Alfonso X el Sabio

Born 16 November 1221. Died 28 March 1284
Alfonso X el Sabio
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1221-11-23
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Alfonso X el Sabio

Alfonso X el Sabio Biography (Wikipedia)

Alfonso X (also occasionally known as Alphonso, Alphonse, or Alfons, 23 November 1221 – 4 April 1284), called the Wise (Spanish: el Sabio), was the King of Castile, León and Galicia from 30 May 1252 until his death in 1284. During the election of 1257, a dissident faction chose him to be Roman-German king on 1 April. He renounced his claim to Germany in 1275, and in creating an alliance with England in 1254, his claim on Gascony as well.

Alfonso X fostered the development of a cosmopolitan court that encouraged learning. Jews, Muslims, and Christians had prominent roles in his court. As a result of his encouraging the translation of works from Arabic and Latin into the vernacular of Castile, many intellectual changes took place, perhaps the most notable being encouragement of the use of Castilian as a primary language of higher learning, science, and law. Alfonso was a prolific author of Galician poetry, such as the Cantigas de Santa Maria, which are equally notable for their musical notation as for their literary merit. Alfonso's scientific interests—he is sometimes nicknamed the Astrologer (el Astrólogo)—led him to sponsor the creation of the Alfonsine tables, and the Alphonsus crater on the moon is named after him. As a legislator he introduced the first vernacular law code in Spain, the Siete Partidas. He created the Mesta, an association of sheep farmers in the central plain, but debased the coinage to finance his claim to the German crown. He fought a successful war with Portugal, but a less successful one with Granada. The end of his reign was marred by a civil war with his eldest surviving son, the future Sancho IV, which continued after his death.

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Saltarello (Cantigas 79-119)
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Saltarello (Cantigas 79-119)
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A Santa Maria dadas & Quen boa dona querra loar
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A Santa Maria dadas & Quen boa dona querra loar
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Penintentes Orate (Mozarabic Prayer) & Ductia (Cantigas De Santa Maria)
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Penintentes Orate (Mozarabic Prayer) & Ductia (Cantigas De Santa Maria)
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Cantiga 419: Des quando Deus sa madre
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Cantiga 419: Des quando Deus sa madre
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Ductia and Rota
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Ductia and Rota
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Tant' e Santa Maria
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Tant' e Santa Maria
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Des oge mais quer' eu trobar
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Des oge mais quer' eu trobar
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Cantiga de Santa Maria
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Cantiga de Santa Maria
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Ductia
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Ductia
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Santa Maria, strela do dia
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Santa Maria, strela do dia
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Alba and Rotundellus
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Alba and Rotundellus
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Ductia
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Ductia
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Cantiga de Santa Maria No. 100 'Santa Maria, streia do dia'
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Cantiga de Santa Maria No. 100 'Santa Maria, streia do dia'
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Cantigas de Santa Maria (Santa Maria strella do dia; Entre Av' e Eva)
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Cantigas de Santa Maria (Santa Maria strella do dia; Entre Av' e Eva)
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Por nos de dulta tirar (Cantigas de Santa Maria)
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Por nos de dulta tirar (Cantigas de Santa Maria)
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Quen boa dona querra (Cantigas de Santa Maria)
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Quen boa dona querra (Cantigas de Santa Maria)
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Cantigas de Santa Maria (No 340, Virgen madre gloriosa)
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Cantigas de Santa Maria (No 340, Virgen madre gloriosa)
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Saltarello [Cantigas de Santa Maria no.77-119]
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Saltarello [Cantigas de Santa Maria no.77-119]
The Martin Best Ensemble & Alfonso X el Sabio
Cantigas de Santa Maria (Ben pode Santa Maria)
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Cantigas de Santa Maria (Ben pode Santa Maria)

Cantigas de Santa Maria (Ben pode Santa Maria)

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The Martin Best Ensemble & Alfonso X el Sabio
Capella Reial De Catalunya Vocal Ens, Capella Reial De Catalunya Vocal Ens, Alfonso X el Sabio, Hespèrion XX & Hespèrion XX
Sibila Galaica: U Verrá Na Carne
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Sibila Galaica: U Verrá Na Carne

Sibila Galaica: U Verrá Na Carne

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Capella Reial De Catalunya Vocal Ens, Capella Reial De Catalunya Vocal Ens, Alfonso X el Sabio, Hespèrion XX & Hespèrion XX
Capella Reial De Catalunya Vocal Ens, Alfonso X el Sabio & Hespèrion XX
Madre de deus, ora pro nos [Cantigas de Santa Maria no.422]
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Madre de deus, ora pro nos [Cantigas de Santa Maria no.422]

Madre de deus, ora pro nos [Cantigas de Santa Maria no.422]

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Capella Reial De Catalunya Vocal Ens, Alfonso X el Sabio & Hespèrion XX
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Virgen madre groriosa (Cantiga de Santa Maria 340)
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Virgen madre groriosa (Cantiga de Santa Maria 340)
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