Urraca of Castile, Queen of Portugal
|Queen consort of Portugal|
|Tenure||26 March 1212 – 3 November 1220|
|Spouse||Afonso II of Portugal|
|Issue||Sancho II of Portugal
Afonso III of Portugal
Eleanor, Queen of Denmark
Fernando, Lord of Serpa
|House||House of Burgundy|
|Father||Alfonso VIII of Castile|
|Mother||Eleanor of England|
|Born||1186/28 May 1187|
|Died||3 November 1220
Urraca of Castile (1186/28 May 1187 – 3 November 1220) was a daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Leonor of England. Her maternal grandparents were Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Urraca was originally considered as a prospective bride for Louis VIII of France, but Eleanor objected to her name (Urraca means magpie in Castilian), preferring the Castilian name of Urraca's sister Blanche, Blanca.
- Sancho II of Portugal
- Afonso III of Portugal
- Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark
- Fernando, Lord of Serpa
Afonso II indicated in his will in 1214 that Urraca should be the regent for his heir should he pre-decease her. Unfortunately, she died at a relatively young age in 1220. Urraca was buried at the Alcobaça Monastery.
- Gonzalo Martínez Diez, Alfonso VIII, rey de Castilla y Toledo (1158-1214)
- Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium
- Seward, Desmond (1978). Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Mother Queen. New York: Dorset Press. p. 233. ISBN 0-88029-055-2.
- H. Salvador Martínez, Alfonso X, the Learned: A Biography, page 29
- Roderici Toletani Archiepiscopi De Rebus Hispaniæ
- Family of Afonso II
- Shadis, Miriam (2010). Berenguela of Castile (1180–1246) and Political Women in the High Middle Ages. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-312-23473-7.
Dulce of Aragon
|Queen consort of Portugal
Mécia Lopes de Haro