Catherine of Portugal (nun)

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Catherine of Portugal may also refer to Catherine of Braganza and to Infanta Catherine, Duchess of Braganza

Infanta Catarina
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Infanta Catarina in Genealogia dos Reis de Portugal (António de Holanda; 1530-1534)
Born 1436
Died 1463
Burial Church of St. Elói, Lisbon
House House of Aviz
Father Edward of Portugal
Mother Eleanor of Aragon
Religion Roman 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 November 26, 1436. She was promised to marry Charles IV of Navarre but he died and 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 June 17, 1463 and is buried in Lisbon at the Saint Elói Church.

Ancestry[edit]