Sancho IV of CastileSancho IV
, "the Brave", (1257
), king of Castile
, was the son of Alfonso X
. His elder brother, Ferdinand de la Cerda, died in November 1275
, and in 1282
Sancho assembled a coalition of nobles to declare for him against Ferdinand's son Alfonso, then took control of the kingdom when Alfonso X died in 1284
In 1291, Sancho led an expedition that captured the port of Tarifa from the Moors.
Just before succumbing to a fatal illness in 1295, he appointed his queen Maria de Molina to act as regent for his son Ferdinand.