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Maria of Portugal, Marchioness of Tortosa

Maria
Marchioness of Tortosa
Born 6 April 1342
Évora, Kingdom of Portugal
Died after 1375
Aveiro, Kingdom of Portugal
Burial Convent of Saint Claire of Coimbra, Portugal
Spouse Infante Fernando, Marquis of Tortosa
House House of Burgundy
Father Peter I
Mother Constance of Peñafiel
Religion Roman Catholicism
Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha where Maria was buried.

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

Maria was born in Évora on April 6, 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.

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