Dulce of Aragon

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Dulce of Aragon[1]
Queen consort of Portugal
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Dulce of Aragon, in Antonio de Hollanda's Genealogy of the Royal Houses of Spain and Portugal (1530–1534)
Spouse Sancho I of Portugal
Issue Teresa, Queen of Leon
Infanta Sancha, Lady of Alenquer
Infanta Constança
Infante Afonso (later Afonso II)
Infante Pedro, Count of Urgell
Infante Fernando, Count of Flanders
Infanta Branca, Lady of Guadalajara
Berengária, Queen of Denmark
Mafalda, Queen of Castile
House House of Aragon
Father Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona
Mother Petronilla of Aragon
Born 1160
Died 1198

Dulce of Aragon[1] (or of Barcelona) (1160–1 September 1198) was Queen consort to King Sancho I of Portugal, the eldest daughter of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona and his wife, Queen Petronila of Aragon and sister of the future King Alfonso II of Aragon.

Dulce married Infante Sancho in 1174, an event that renewed the alliance between the Portugal and Dulce's native Aragon. Their union was arranged by her brother, Alfonso II of Aragon. With the death of King Afonso Henriques in 1185, her husband ascended the throne and she became Queen consort of Portugal.

Sancho I, in his will of 1188, bequeathed Vouga, Santa Maria and Porto to his wife. The Queen also acquired other properties by the terms, including Alenquer, Portugal, making her the Lady of Alenquer.

Dulce died in Coimbra and was buried in the Monastery of Santa Cruz, next to her husband.

Children of Sancho and Dulce[edit]

Name Birth Death Notes
Teresa 1181 1250 Married to King Alfonso IX of Leon
Raymond c. 1180 1189  
Sancha a. 1182 13 March 1229 Abbess of Lorvão in Penacova
Constance c. 1182 3 August 1202  
Afonso II 23 April 1185 25 March 1223 Succeeded Sancho I of Portugal as 3rd King of Portugal
Peter 23 February 1187 2 June 1258 Count of Urgell and Lord of the Balearic Islands,
lived in León and married Countess Aurembiaix of Urgell
Ferdinand 24 March 1188 4 March 1233 Lived in France and married Jeanne of Flanders
Henry 1189 1189  
Branca c. 1192 1240 Lady of Guadalajara
Berengária c. 1195 1221 Married to King Valdemar II of Denmark
Mafalda c. 1198 1256 Married to King Henry I of Castile


  1. ^ a b Josefina and María Dolores Mateu Ibars (1980). Colectánea paleográfica de la Corona de Aragón: Siglo IX-XVIII (in Spanish). Universitat Barcelona. p. 617. ISBN 978-84-7528-694-5. Retrieved 21 November 2009. Dulce de Aragón, hija de Ramón Berenguer IV de Barcelona 
Preceded by
Maud of Savoy
Queen consort of Portugal
Succeeded by
Urraca of Castile