Sancha, Lady of Alenquer

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For the daughter of Afonso III of Portugal, see Infanta Sancha of Portugal.
Blessed Sancha
Lady of Alenquer
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Infanta Sancha, in Antonio de Hollanda's Genealogy of the Royal Houses of Spain and Portugal (1530-1534)
Born 1180
Coimbra, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 13 March 1229 (aged 48–49)
Celas Monastery, Celas, Kingdom of Portugal
Burial Lorvão Abbey, Portugal
House Burgundy
Father Sancho I
Mother Dulce of Aragon
Religion Roman Catholic

Sancha of Portugal (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɐ̃ʃɐ]; 1180 in Coimbra – 13 March 1229 in Celas Monastery), was a Portuguese infanta, second daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal and Dulce of Aragon.[1][2]


She was born 1180 and died in the Monastery of Celas, Celas, which she had founded, on March 13, 1229. Her body was moved to Lorvão Abbey by her sister Theresa of Portugal.[3] She was also the feudal Lady of Alenquer.

On December 13, 1705 Sancha was beatified by Pope Clement XI's papal bull Sollicitudo Pastoralis Offici, along with her sister Theresa of Portugal.[3][4]



  1. ^ Rodrigues Oliveira 2010, pp. 84 y 89.
  2. ^ Sottomayor Pizarro 1997, p. 165, vol. I.
  3. ^ a b Rodrigues Oliveira 2010, p. 89.
  4. ^ Carvalho Correia 2008, p. 187.