Catherine of Portugal (nun)

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Catarina
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Infanta Catarina in Genealogia dos Reis de Portugal (António de Holanda; 1530-1534)
Born26 November 1436
Died17 June 1463(1463-06-17) (aged 26)
Burial
Carmo Convent, Lisbon
HouseAviz
FatherEdward, King of Portugal
MotherEleanor of Aragon
ReligionRoman Catholicism

The Infanta Catarina (1436–1463); (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐtɐˈɾinɐ]; English: Catherine) was a Portuguese infanta (princess), daughter of King Edward of Portugal and his wife Eleanor of Aragon.

Life[edit]

Catherine was born in Lisbon on 26 November 1436. Like her sisters Joan and Eleanor she was considered ambitious, shrewd and willful. She was promised to marry Charles IV of Navarre but he died before the marriage could take place and her brother, after securing the marriages of her sisters to the King of Castile and the Holy Roman Emperor, had no further need of marriage alliances with other houses. Thus, Catherine turned to a religious life in the Convent of Saint Claire. She was a cultivated infanta author of many books regarding morality and religion. She died on 17 June 1463 and is buried in Lisbon at the Carmo Convent.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stephens, Henry Morse (1903). The Story of Portugal. G.P. Putnam's Sons. p. 139. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
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  3. ^ a b John I, King of Portugal at the Encyclopædia Britannica
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  5. ^ a b Peter I, King of Portugal at the Encyclopædia Britannica
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