Maria of Aragon, Queen of Castile

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Maria of Aragon
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Queen consort of Castile
Tenurec. 1420–18 February 1445 (1445-02-18)
Born(1403-02-24)24 February 1403
Crown of Castile
Died18 February 1445(1445-02-18) (aged 41)
Villacastín, Crown of Castile
Burial
SpouseJohn II of Castile
Issue
Detail
Catherine, Princess of Asturias
Eleanor, Princess of Asturias
Henry IV of Castile
HouseTrastámara
FatherFerdinand I of Aragon
MotherEleanor of Alburquerque
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Arms of Maria of Aragon

Maria of Aragon ((1403-02-24)24 February 1403–(1445-02-18)18 February 1445) was the Queen consort of Castile and Leon as the wife of John II of Castile. She was the daughter of Ferdinand I of Aragon and Eleanor of Alburquerque.

Life[edit]

Maria was married by her brother in his ambition to place his father's issue on the thrones of Castile and Aragon. The marriage took place in simplicity. Maria was occasionally politically active on behalf of her brothers, the princes of Aragon; she disregarded her husband's policy in favor of her brothers and the relationship between Maria and John was somewhat tense.

After her death on 18 February 1445, her husband married Isabella of Portugal and they became the parents of Isabella I of Castile. Maria has no descendants today, her line having gone extinct within a few decades of her death.

Children[edit]

Maria and John II of Castile had four children:

Ancestry[edit]

Maria's ancestors in three generations[1]
Maria of Aragon Father:
Ferdinand I of Aragon
Paternal grandfather:
John I of Castile
Paternal great-grandfather:
Henry II of Castile
Paternal great-grandmother:
Juana Manuel
Paternal grandmother:
Eleanor of Aragon
Paternal great-grandfather:
Peter IV of Aragon
Paternal great-grandmother:
Eleanor of Sicily
Mother:
Eleanor of Alburquerque
Maternal grandfather:
Sancho Alfonso of Alburquerque
Maternal great-grandfather:
Alfonso XI of Castile
Maternal great-grandmother:
Eleanor de Guzmán
Maternal grandmother:
Beatrice of Portugal
Maternal great-grandfather:
Peter I of Portugal
Maternal great-grandmother:
Inês de Castro

References[edit]

  1. ^ de Sousa, Antonio Caetano (1735). Historia genealogica da casa real portugueza [Genealogical History of the Royal House of Portugal] (in Portuguese). 2. Lisboa Occidental. p. 497.
Preceded by
Catherine of Lancaster
Queen consort of Castile
1420–1445
Succeeded by
Isabella of Portugal