Juana Núñez de Lara

Juana Núñez de Lara
Spouse(s) Infante Henry of Castile
Ferdinand de la Cerda
Noble family House of Lara
Father Juan Núñez I de Lara
Mother Teresa Díaz II de Haro
Born 1286
Died 12 June 1351(1351-06-12)

Juana Núñez de Lara (1286–1351) was a daughter of Juan Núñez de Lara the Fat and his wife Teresa Díaz II de Haro of the lordship of Biscay. Juana is also known as la Palomilla or Lady of Lara.


Juana was firstly married to Infante Henry of Castile, son of Ferdinand III of Castile and his first wife Elisabeth of Swabia. The marriage was childless and Henry died in 1304, leaving Juana a young widow.[1]

Juana was secondly married to Ferdinand de la Cerda, son of Ferdinand de la Cerda and his wife Blanche of France. Blanche was a daughter of Louis IX of France and Margaret of Provence. Juana and Ferdinand had four children:

Their daughter, Blanca de La Cerda y Lara, was mother of Juana Manuel of Castile. Juana Manuel was married to king Henry II of Castile and was mother of king John I of Castile and Infanta Eleanor of Castile.

Juana's husband died in 1322, Juana herself died in Palencia in 1351.


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