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Maria of Portugal, Marchioness of Tortosa

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Maria of Portugal (Évora, Kingdom of Portugal, 6 April 1342[1]Aveiro, Kingdom of Portugal, after 1375;[2] Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐˈɾiɐ]) was a Portuguese infanta (princess), first daughter of King Peter I of Portugal and his Queen consort Constanza Manuel.

Maria
Marchioness of Tortosa
Born6 April 1342
Évora, Kingdom of Portugal
Diedafter 1375
Aveiro, Kingdom of Portugal
Burial
Convent of Saint Claire of Coimbra, Portugal
SpouseInfante Fernando, Marquis of Tortosa
HousePortuguese House of Burgundy
FatherPeter I
MotherConstanza Manuel
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha where Maria was buried.

Maria was born in Évora on 6 April 1342. In 1354, when she was only twelve years old, she married Fernando of Aragon, marquis of Tortosa, a marriage arranged by her grandfather, King Alfonso IV, to strengthen the alliance between the Kingdom of Portugal and the Crown of Aragon. Fernando was the son of King Alfonso IV and of his second wife, Eleanor of Castile.

Fernando was murdered by his half-brother Peter IV of Aragon in 1363. Maria then returned to Portugal where she died in the city of Aveiro after 1375. She is buried in Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha in Coimbra.

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  • Caetano de Souza, Antonio (1735). Historia Genealógica de la Real Casa Portuguesa (PDF) (in Portuguese). Vol. I. Lisbon: Lisboa Occidental, na oficina de Joseph Antonio da Sylva. ISBN 978-84-8109-908-9.
  • Lopes, Fernão (1735). Joze Pereira Bayam (ed.). Chronica del Rey D. Pedro I (in Portuguese). Lisbon: Lisboa Occidental. OCLC 560418350.
  • 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.