Beatrice, Countess of Arundel

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For other uses of this term, see Beatrice of Portugal (disambiguation).

Beatrice of Portugal (Portuguese pronunciation: [biɐˈtɾiʃ]; c. 1386 – 1439), LG (English: Beatrice or Beatrix) was a natural daughter of John I of Portugal and Inês Pires. She was a sister of Afonso, Duke of Braganza and half-sister of King Edward of Portugal, Infante Peter, Duke of Coimbra, Henry the Navigator, Isabella of Portugal, John, Lord of Reguengos de Monsaraz, and Ferdinand the Saint Prince.

Beatrice was born c. 1386, possibly in Veiros, Alentejo, Portugal, and married Thomas Fitzalan, 12th Earl of Arundel on 26 November 1405 in London, with King Henry IV in attendance. Thomas died on 13 October 1415. She may have married John Holland, Earl of Huntingdon in 1432.

She was invested as a lady of the Order of the Garter (LG).

She died in Bordeaux, France 13 November 1439.

She is sometimes confused with another Portuguese lady, Beatrice, wife of Gilbert Talbot, 5th Baron Talbot and subsequently of his steward, Thomas Fettiplace of East Shefford in Berkshire.

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