Urraca of Castile, Queen of Portugal
Urraca of Castile (1186/28 May 1187 – 3 November 1220) was a daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England. Her maternal grandparents were Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
|Queen consort of Portugal|
|Tenure||26 March 1212 – 3 November 1220|
|Born||1186/28 May 1187|
|Died||3 November 1220|
Coimbra, Kingdom of Portugal
|Spouse||Afonso II of Portugal|
|Issue||Sancho II of Portugal|
Afonso III of Portugal
Eleanor, Queen of Denmark
Fernando, Lord of Serpa
|House||Castilian House of Ivrea|
|Father||Alfonso VIII of Castile|
|Mother||Eleanor of England|
Urraca was originally considered as a prospective bride for Louis VIII of France, but Eleanor objected to her name (Urraca means magpie in Castilian), preferring the Castilian name of Urraca's sister Blanche, Blanca.
In 1212 her husband became king and she became queen. Afonso II indicated in his will in 1214 that Urraca should be the regent for his heir should he pre-decease her. However, she died before him at a relatively young age in 1220. Urraca was buried at the Alcobaça Monastery.
- Sancho II of Portugal
- Afonso III of Portugal
- Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark
- Fernando, Lord of Serpa
- Gonzalo Martínez Diez, Alfonso VIII, rey de Castilla y Toledo (1158-1214)
- Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium
- Seward, Desmond (1978). Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Mother Queen. New York: Dorset Press. p. 233. ISBN 0-88029-055-2.
- H. Salvador Martínez, Alfonso X, the Learned: A Biography, page 29
- Roderici Toletani Archiepiscopi De Rebus Hispaniæ
- Shadis, Miriam (2010). Berenguela of Castile (1180–1246) and Political Women in the High Middle Ages. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-312-23473-7.
- Family of Afonso II
Dulce of Aragon
| Queen consort of Portugal
Mécia Lopes de Haro