Juana Núñez de Lara

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.[1] Juana is also known as la Palomilla or Lady of Lara.

Juana Núñez de Lara
Died(1351-06-12)12 June 1351
Noble familyHouse of Lara
Spouse(s)Infante Henry of Castile
Ferdinand de la Cerda
FatherJuan Núñez I de Lara
MotherTeresa Díaz II de Haro


Juana was first married to Infante Henry of Castile,[1] 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.

Juana was married secondly to Ferdinand de la Cerda,[2] 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.



  1. ^ a b c d Doubleday 2001, p. 189.
  2. ^ a b Estow 1995, p. xxxviii.


  • Doubleday, Simon R. (2001). The Lara Family, Crown and Nobility in Medieval Spain. Harvard University Press.
  • Estow, Clara (1995). Pedro the Cruel of Castile: 1350-1369. Brill.