Maria of Aragon, Queen of Castile
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|Maria of Aragon|
|Queen consort of Castile and Leon|
|Tenure||c. 1420–18 February 1445|
|Born||24 February 1403|
Crown of Castile
|Died||18 February 1445 (aged 41)|
Villacastín, Crown of Castile
|Spouse||John II of Castile|
|Catherine, Princess of Asturias|
Eleanor, Princess of Asturias
Henry IV of Castile
|Father||Ferdinand I of Aragon|
|Mother||Eleanor of Alburquerque|
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.
Maria and John II of Castile had four children:
- Catherine, Princess of Asturias ( 5 October 1422– 17 September 1424).
- Eleanor, Princess of Asturias ( 10 September 1423– 22 August 1425).
- Henry IV of Castile ( 5 January 1425– 11 December 1474). First married Blanche II of Navarre and later married Joan of Portugal.
- Infanta Maria (c. 1428–c. 1429).
|Maria of Aragon||Father:
Ferdinand I of Aragon
John I of Castile
Henry II of Castile
Eleanor of Aragon
Peter IV of Aragon
Eleanor of Sicily
Eleanor of Alburquerque
Sancho Alfonso of Alburquerque
Alfonso XI of Castile
Eleanor de Guzmán
Beatrice of Portugal
Peter I of Portugal
Inês de Castro
- 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.