Berengaria of Portugal (Portuguese: Berengária, Danish: Bengjerd; c. 1198 – 27 March 1221) was a Portuguese infanta (princess) and Queen of Denmark, by marriage to King Valdemar II. She was the fifth daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal and Dulce of Aragon. She was the mother of Danish kings Eric IV, Abel and Christopher I.
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- Early life
- Queen consort of León
- Between queenships
- Queen of Castile
- Royal advisor
Berengaria was queen regnant of Castile in 1217 and queen consort of León from 1197 to 1204. As the eldest child and heir presumptive of Alfonso VIII of Castile, she was a sought after bride, and was engaged to Conrad, the son of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa. After his death, she married her cousin, Alfonso IX of León, to secure the peace between him and her father. She had five children with him before their marriage was voided by Pope Innocent III. When her father died, she...
Berengaria was born either in 1179 or 1180, in Burgos. She was the eldest daughter of King Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England. She was the sister of Mafalda and Henry I of Castile and was named in honor of Alfonso VIII's grandmother. Those who cared for the young infanta were generously rewarded. Her nurse, Estefanía, received land from Alfonso and Eleanor on her retirement in May 1181. Another nurse, Elvira, received a similar retirement gift in 1189 at Berengaria's request. As the
In order to help secure peace between Castile and León and by becoming a mediator between her father and her husband, Berengaria married Alfonso IX of León, her first cousin once removed, in Valladolid in 1197. As part of the marriage, and in accordance with Spanish customs of the time, she received direct control over a number of castles and lands within León. Most of these were along the border with Castile, and the nobles who ran them in her name were allowed to seek justice from ...
Though she had left her role as queen of León, she retained authority over and taxing rights in many of the lands she had received there, including Salamanca and Castroverde, which she gave to her son Ferdinand in 1206. Some of the nobles who had served her as queen followed her back to the court in Castille. The peace which had prevailed since her marriage was lost, and there was war again between León and Castille, in part over her control of these lands. In 1205, 1207, and 1209 ...
Circumstances changed suddenly when Henry died on 6 June 1217 after receiving a head wound from a tile which came loose while he was playing with other children at the palace of the bishop of Palencia. His guardian, Count Álvaro Núñez de Lara, tried to hide the fact, taking the king's body to the castle of Tariego, although it was inevitable that the news would reach Berengaria. The new sovereign was well aware of the danger her former husband posed to her reign; being her brother's ...
Although she did not reign for long, Berengaria continued to be her son's closest advisor, intervening in state policy, albeit in an indirect manner. Well into her son's reign, contemporary authors wrote that she still wielded authority over him. One example was how she arranged the marriage of her son with princess Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen, daughter of Duke Philip of Swabia and granddaughter of two emperors: Frederick Barbarossa and Isaac II Angelos of Byzantium. The wedding took place on 30 N
Berengaria of Portugal (c. 1195–1221), daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal, queen consort to Valdemar II of Denmark. Berengaria of León (1204–1237), empress consort of John of Brienne, Latin Emperor of Constantinople.
Berengaria av Portugal. Från Wikipedia. Hoppa till navigering Hoppa till sök. Berengaria/Bengjerd. Rekonstruktion av Berengarias ansikte. Danmarks drottning. Regeringstid. 18 eller 24 maj 1214–27 mars eller 1 april 1221. (mellan 6 år och 307 dagar och 6 år och 318 dagar)
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Berengaria a Portugaliei (portugheză Berengária; daneză Bengjerd; n. 1198 , Coimbra , Portugalia – d. 27 martie 1221 ,  Ringsted , Regiunea Sjælland , Danemarca ), a fost infantă portugheză și regină consort a Danemarcei.
Berenguela of Portugal ( 1198 - 27 of March of 1221 ) was an infanta of Portugal and Queen consort of Denmark , daughter of Sancho I of Portugal and the Infanta Dulce of Aragon . [ 1 ] She was the second wife of Valdemar II of Denmark .
- Christopher I of Denmark, Eric IV of Denmark, Abel, King of Denmark
- Sancho I of Portugal, Dulce of Aragon
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