Maria Enriquez de Luna

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Maria Enriquez of Luna
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Duchess of Gandía
Spouse Pedro Luis de Borja, I Duke of Gandía
Juan de Borja y Cattanei, II Duke of Gandía
Full name
María Enríquez de Luna
House House of Castile
Father Enrique Enríquez de Quiñones, Señor of Villada, Villavicencio, Orce and Baza
Mother María de Luna y Herrera
Born 1474
Spain
Died 1539
Gandía
Burial Gandia
Religion Roman Catholicism

Maria Enriquez de Luna (1474 – 1539) was the wife of Juan (Giovanni) Borgia, second Duke of Gandia. She was a niece of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castille, and therefore of the House of Trastamara. By her husband Juan, they had two children: Juan de Borja y Enriquez (known as Juan Borgia), who became the 3rd duke of Gandía, and Francisca de Jesus Borja, who became a nun at a convent in Valladolid. This second Juan was the father of Saint Francis Borgia.

Sometime after the end of Pope Alexander VI's papacy, Maria, along with her aunt Isabella of Castille, tried to press murder charges against her brother-in-law, Cesare Borgia for the alleged murder of her husband Juan.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Soler Salcedo, Juan Miguel (2008). Nobleza Española: grandeza inmemorial 1520. Visión Libros. ISBN 8498861799.
  • Salazar y Acha, Jaime de (2010). «Una rama subsistente del linade de Borja en la América española». Boletín de la Real Academia Matritense de Heráldica y Genealogía (75): pp. 16–17. OCLC 27332380.

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