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Sancho IV of Castile

Sancho IV, "the Brave", (1257?-April 25, 1295), king of Castile and León, 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.

Preceded by:
Alfonso X
List of Castilian monarchs Followed by:
Ferdinand IV