Infanta Branca, Lady of Guadalajara

Blanche of Portugal

Blanche of Portugal, in Antonio de Hollanda's Genealogy of the Royal Houses of Spain and Portugal (1530-1534)
Born 1198
Kingdom of Portugal
Died c.1240
Guadalajara, Crown of Castile
Burial Santa Cruz Monastery, Coimbra, Portugal
House Burgundy
Father Sancho I
Mother Dulce of Aragon
Religion Roman Catholic

Branca of Portugal (1198 Guadalajara, c. 1240;[1] Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbɾɐ̃kɐ]; English: Blanche) was a Portuguese infanta (princess), eighth child of Portuguese King Sancho I and Dulce of Aragon, was probably the twin sister of Berengaria,[1] she was raised in the court with her father and his mistress "a Ribeirinha" and, when she was eight or ten years old, was sent to live with her sisters at the Monastery of Lorvão. She was a nun at a convent in Guadalajara and was interred at the Monastery of Santa Cruz in Coimbra where her mother was buried.[2]



  • Rodrigues Oliveira, Ana (2010). Rainhas medievais de Portugal. Dezassete mulheres, duas dinastias, quatro séculos de História (in Portuguese). Lisbon: A esfera dos livros. ISBN 978-989-626-261-7. 


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