Infanta Beatrice of Portugal ( Portuguese pronunciation: ; [biɐˈtɾiʃ] Portuguese: ) was the daughter of Beatriz Portuguese King Peter I and a Galician noblewoman called Inês de Castro.
Beatrice was born in
Coimbra around the period of 1347–1351. Beatrice's entitlement to be considered an (Princess) of Portugal is debatable. Some historians consider her a natural daughter of Peter I, so the title Infanta of Portugal could never be attributed to her. Other opinions refer that after the death of Inês de Castro, ordered by Peter's father King Afonso IV of Portugal, the Prince after inheriting the throne admitted that he had married Inês secretly, and because of that she was a lawful Queen of Portugal. Infanta
Countess of Alburquerque when she married Sancho Alfonso, 1st Count of Alburquerque (1373). They had two children: Don Fernando Sánchez, 2nd Count of Alburquerque, and Doña Eleanor of Alburquerque, who married Ferdinand I of Aragon. She died in 1381.
Ancestry [ edit ]
Ancestors of Beatrice, Countess of Alburquerque
* also an infanta of Spain, ** also an imperial princess of Brazil, *** also a princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess in Saxony
Beatrice, titular Queen of Portugal Infante Pedro
Infante Fernando, Lord of Eça 1 Infanta Maria Brites, Countess of Valencia de Campos
1 Infanta Isabel Brites, Countess of Cigales and Buelna
1 Infanta Joana, Lady of Buendía
1 Infante Fernando, Lord of Cifuentes
1 Infante Pedro, Lord of Colmenarejo
1 Infanta Beatrice
1 the descendants of King Peter I and Ines de Castro's children were recognized as legitimate and were Infantes and Infantas
also an 2 Infante of Castile