Blanca de la Cerda y Lara

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Blanca de la Cerda y Lara
Blanca de La Cerda and Don Juan Manuel, in a 17th-century Portuguese painting series depicting the ancestors of the Manuel family (Ficalho Palace, Serpa, Portugal)
Bornc. 1317
Noble familyHouse de la Cerda
Spouse(s)Juan Manuel, Prince of Villena
IssueJuana Manuel
FatherFerdinand de la Cerda
MotherJuana Núñez de Lara

Blanca de la Cerda y Lara (c. 1317 – 1347) was a Spanish noblewoman.

She was the daughter of Fernando de la Cerda (1275–1322) and Juana Núñez de Lara,[1] called "la Palomilla".

Blanca was the second wife of Juan Manuel, Prince of Villena (1282–1349), a member of the junior branch of the Castilian royal house. Their daughter Juana Manuel of Castile married the (illegitimate) Henry II of Castile and became queen consort of Castile.



  1. ^ Commire, Anne, ed. (2002). "de la Cerda, Blanche (c. 1311–1347)". Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Waterford, Connecticut: Yorkin Publications. ISBN 0-7876-4074-3. Archived from the original on 2016-04-09.