Alfonso X of Castile

Alfonso X of Castile Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    November 1221
  • Died
    4th April 1284
  • Birthplace
    Toledo, Spain

Alfonso X (also occasionally Alphonso X, Alphonse X, or Alfons X, 23), called the Wise (Spanish: el Sabio), was the King of Castile, León and Galicia from 30 May 1252 until his death. Alfonso X commissioned or co-authored numerous works of music during his reign. These works included Cantigas d'escarnio e maldicer and the vast compilation Cantigas de Santa Maria ("Songs to the Virgin Mary"), which was written in Galician-Portuguese and figures among the most important of his works.

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Instruments Solo voice(s)
Forms Song Cycle