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Sepulcro de Doña Blanca de Portugal, nieta de Alfonso X el Sabio, rey de Castilla y León.jpg
Portuguese Royalty
House of Burgundy
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Afonso Henriques (Afonso I)
Children include
Sancho I
Children include
Afonso II
Children include
Sancho II
Afonso III
Children include
Denis
Children include
Afonso IV
Children include
Peter I
Children include
Ferdinand I
Children include
Beatrice (disputed queen)
Children include
  • Infante Miguel of Castile and Portugal

Infanta Branca of Portugal (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbɾɐ̃kɐ]), Blanche in English (February 25, 1259 – April 17, 1321), was a Portuguese infanta (princess), eldest daughter of King Afonso III and his second wife Beatrice of Castile. She was named after her great-aunt Blanche of Castile, queen of France.

Branca was born in Guimarães. She became a nun at the Convent of Lorvão and after that she became the Abbess of the Convent of Huelgas where she was called the Lady and Keeper of the Convent. She was titled Viscountess of Huelgas.

She died in Burgos, Spain.

According to Argote de Molina and de Gandara she had a natural son by a Castilian Nobleman named Pedro Esteves Carpinteiro:

Notes

  1. ^ Manuel João da Costa Felgueiras Gaio, "Nobiliário das Famílias de Portugal", Tomo Vigésimo Quarto, Título de Prados, § 1
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