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Portuguese royalty
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John I
   Infante Duarte (future Edward I)
   Infante Pedro, Duke of Coimbra
   Henry the Navigator (Infante Henrique, Duke of Viseu)
   Infanta Isabel, Duchess of Burgundy
   Infante João, Lord of Reguengos
   Infante Fernando, the Saint Prince
   Afonso, Duke of Braganza (illegitimate)
   Beatriz, Countess of Arundel (illegitimate)
Grandchildren include
   Infanta Isabel of Coimbra, Queen of Portugal
   Afonso, Prince of Portugal (future Afonso V)
   Infante Fernando, Duke of Viseu
   Infanta Leonor, Holy Roman Empress
   Infanta Catarina
   Infanta Joana, Queen of Castile
Grandchildren include
   Infante Manuel, Duke of Beja (future Manuel I)
   Infanta Leonor of Viseu, Queen of Portugal
   Infanta Isabella, Duchess of Braganza
Great-Grandchildren include
   Jaime, Duke of Braganza, Prince of Portugal
Afonso V
Children include
   João, Prince of Portugal
   Blessed Joana, Princess of Portugal
   João, Prince of Portugal (future John II)
John II
   Afonso, Prince of Portugal
   Jorge, Duke of Coimbra (illegitimate)
Coat of Arms of John of Coimbra, combining his grand-parents coat of arms (Portugal and England) with his wife heritage (Jerusalem, Cyprus, Armenia, Lusignan).

Infante João of Coimbra (1431-1457), also known as John of Coimbra or John of Portugal, was the 2nd son of Infante Pedro, Duke of Coimbra, and Isabella of Aragon, Countess of Urgell.

He took part in the battle of Alfarrobeira where his father's army was defeated by the Portuguese royal army.

He was imprisoned and he was to be executed. However, due to his aunt's intervention, we was sent into exile, together with his brother D.Jaime and his sister Beatrice of Coimbra, to Burgundy where his aunt, Isabel of Portugal, married to Duke Philippe III, the Good, protected them.

There, he married Charlotte of Lusignan, Princess of Cyprus, becoming then (titular) Prince of Antioch.

He was Regent of the Kingdom of Cyprus for his wife, but was soon he was poisoned and die.

He was buried in Nicosia in a tomb which bear his coat of arms.


"Nobreza de Portugal e Brasil", Vol. I, pages 270/1. Published by Zairol Lda., Lisbon, 1989

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Genealogical information on John of Coimbra, Prince of Antioch (in Portuguese)



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