Maria of Aragon, Queen of Castile
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|Maria of Aragon|
|Queen consort of Castile and León|
18 February 1445 (aged 48–49)|
|Burial||Santa María de Guadalupe|
|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 of Aragon (Spanish: María de Aragón) (1396–1445) was the first wife and Queen consort of John II of Castile. The daughter of Ferdinand I of Aragon and Eleanor of Alburquerque, she married her cousin John in 1420.
Maria was married by her brother in his ambition to place his father's issue on the thrones of the Spanish nations. The marriage took place in simplicity due to the difficult political situation. Queen 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.
Maria had four children:
- Catherine, Princess of Asturias (1422–1424)
- Eleanor, Princess of Asturias (1423–1425)
- Henry IV of Castile (1425–1474)
- Maria (1428–1429)
After her death in 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.
|Ancestors of Maria of Aragon, Queen of Castile|
- 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.
Maria of AragonBorn: circa 1396 Died: 18 February 1445
Catherine of Lancaster
| Queen consort of Castile and León
Isabella of Portugal
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