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Urraca of Portugal

Urraca of Portugal
Afonso in Genealogy of the Kings of Portugal (António de Holanda, 1530–1534)
Queen consort of León
Tenure 1165–1175
Born c. 1151
Died 1188
(aged 37)
Burial Basilica of San Isidoro
Spouse Ferdinand II of León
Issue Alfonso IX of León
House House of Burgundy
Father Afonso I
Mother Maud of Savoy
Religion Roman Catholicism

Infanta Urraca of Portugal (Portuguese pronunciation: ; (1151 – 1188) was a Portuguese infanta (princess), daughter of Afonso I, 1st King of Portugal and Queen Maud of Savoy.


Urraca was born at Coimbra. She married Ferdinand II of León (c. 1165) with whom she had Alfonso IX of León. This marriage failed to prevent her father Afonso I from declaring war on Ferdinand after he became his son-in-law. This short war culminated in disaster when Afonso was captured in Badajoz. Perhaps due to his marriage to Urraca, Ferdinand was generous to Afonso, and let him leave. However, the marriage of Ferdinand II and Urraca was annulled in 1175 by the Pope, the two being second cousins, great-grandchildren of Alfonso VI of León and Castile. That this was political in nature is shown by Ferdinand's remarriage to Teresa Fernández de Traba, the half-aunt of Urraca and thus a generation closer to Alfonso VI.

After the dissolution

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