Prokasy Ancestry and Some Collateral Lines

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  • ID: I19837
  • Name: St.Teresa of Portugal 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1176
  • Death: 18 JUN 1250 in Lorvano, Spain
  • Note: From Wikipedia, article titled Theresa of Portugal, Queen of León: Theresa of Portugal (Coimbra, October 4, 1178 - Lorvăo, June 18, 1250), also known as Tarasia of Portugal and later as the Infanta-Rainha (Eng. Princess-Queen), was the oldest daughter of Sancho I of Portugal and Dulce of Aragon. She was also wife of Alfonso IX of Leon. Teresa was the mother to three of Alfonso's children - two daughters and a son who died young - but when her marriage to Alfonso was declared invalid because they were first cousins, she returned to her familial home of Lorvăo, Portugal. There, she founded a Benedictine monastery. Soon after, she converted the monastery into a large Cistercian convent, with over 300 nuns. In 1230, Alfonso died after having several children with a second wife, Berengaria of Castile. This second marriage was also annulled because Berengaria was Alfonso's first cousin, once removed. With two invalidated marriages, there was dispute among the children as to who would inherit the throne. Theresa stepped in and allowed Ferdinand III of Castile, Berengaria's eldest son, to take the throne of León. After the succession battle, Theresa returned to Lorvăo and finally took her convent vows after years of living as a nun. She died in the convent on June 18, 1250 of natural causes. On December 13, 1705 Teresa was beatified by Pope Clement XI's papal bull Sollicitudo Pastoralis Offici, along with her sister Sancha of Portugal. Her Catholic feast day is June 17.

    Father: SANCHO I MARTINO OF PORTUGAL b: 11 NOV 1154 in Coimbra, Portugal
    Mother: DULCIA OF BARCELONA b: 1160

    Marriage 1 ALFONSO IX OF LEON b: 15 AUG 1171 in Zamora, Leon, Spain
    • Married: 15 FEB 1190/91 in Guimares, Spain
    1. Has No Children Fernando of Leon b: AFT 1192
    2. Has No Children Dulce of Castile b: 1194
    3. Has No Children Sancha of Castile b: AFT 1193

    1. Author: Brian C. Tompsett
      Title: University of Hull
      Source Medium: Electronic
    2. Author: Douglas Richardson
      Title: "Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families" 2nd Edition
      Publication: Name: Location: Salt Lake City, Utah; Date: 2011;;
        Name: Prokasy Library

      Page: Vol 1:493

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