Urraca of Castile, Queen of Portugal

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Urraca
3- Rainha D. Urraca.jpg
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
Coimbra, Portugal
Religion Roman Catholicism

Urraca of Castile (1186/28 May 1187 – 3 November 1220) was a daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile[1] and Leonor of England.[2] 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.[3]

In 1206 Urraca married Afonso II of Portugal,[4][5] who was then still an infante. They were the parents of at least four children:

It is possible Urraca also bore Vicente, who was supposedly buried at the Alcobaça Monastery.[6] Urraca was buried there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gonzalo Martínez Diez, Alfonso VIII, rey de Castilla y Toledo (1158-1214)
  2. ^ Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium
  3. ^ Seward, Desmond (1978). Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Mother Queen. New York: Dorset Press. p. 233. ISBN 0-88029-055-2. 
  4. ^ H. Salvador Martínez, Alfonso X, the Learned: A Biography, page 29
  5. ^ Roderici Toletani Archiepiscopi De Rebus Hispaniæ
  6. ^ Family of Afonso II
Preceded by
Dulce of Aragon
Queen consort of Portugal
1211–1220
Succeeded by
Mécia Lopes de Haro