Beatrice, Countess of Alburquerque

For other uses of this term, see Beatrice of Portugal (disambiguation).

Beatriz in Genealogia dos Reis de Portugal (António de Holanda; 1530-1534)
Countess of Alburquerque
Tenure 1373–1374
Born c. 1347-51
Coimbra, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 5 July 1381
Ledesma, Crown of Castile
Spouse Sancho Alfonso, 1st Count of Alburquerque
Issue Fernando Sánchez
Eleanor, Queen of Aragon
House House of Burgundy-Portugal (by birth)
House of Burgundy-Spain (by marriage)
Father Peter I
Mother Inês de Castro
Religion Roman Catholicism

Infanta Beatrice of Portugal (Portuguese pronunciation: [biɐˈtɾiʃ]; Portuguese: Beatriz) was the daughter of Portuguese King Peter I and a Galician noblewoman called Inês de Castro.


Beatrice was born in Coimbra around the period of 1347–1351. Beatrice's entitlement to be considered an Infanta (Princess) of Portugal is debatable. Some historians consider her a natural daughter of Peter I, so the title Infanta of Portugal could never be attributed to her. Other opinions assert that the death of Inês de Castro was ordered by Peter's father King Afonso IV of Portugal; after inheriting the throne, the Prince admitted that he had married Inês secretly, and she was thus a lawful Queen of Portugal.

Beatrice became Countess of Alburquerque when she married Sancho Alfonso, 1st Count of Alburquerque (1373). They had two children: Don Fernando Sánchez, 2nd Count of Alburquerque, and Doña Eleanor of Alburquerque, who married Ferdinand I of Aragon. She died in 1381.


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