m. 11 Aug 1137
Facts and Events
Dulce of Aragon (or of Barcelona) (1160–1 September 1198) was the wife of King Sancho I of Portugal. She was the eldest daughter of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona and his wife, Queen Petronila of Aragon.
Dulce was married to Infante Sancho in 1174, an event that renewed the alliance between Portugal and her native Aragon. The union was arranged by her brother, King Alfonso II of Aragon. With her husband's ascent to the throne in 1185, she became Queen consort.
Dulce was the daughter of Raymond Berenguer IV Count of Barcelona with Queen Petronila of Aragon and sister of Alfonso II of Aragon. In 1175 she married the heir to the Portuguese throne, Prince Sancho I. With the death of King Afonso Henriques in 1185, it ascended to the throne as Sancho I of Portugal. Dulce died in Coimbra and was buried in the Monastery of Santa Cruz, her husband.
Princess Dulce of Aragon arrived in Portugal for her marriage to the King Sancho I, accompanied by his kinsman the noble gentleman Martin of Aragon; upon arriving in Portugal he married Maria Reimondes of Riba de Vizela and had children Afonso Martins of Aragon and Maria Martins of Aragon, ca 1186, lady of Avelar, landlord donated by Sancho I to his father.
The queens of Portugal told very early, with the proceeds of assets acquired, mostly by donation. Sancho I, in his will of 1188, donated the proceeds of Alenquer, land Vouga, Santa Maria and Porto, Dulce of Aragon. The queen also acquired other properties in the term and know that it was indeed Lady of Alenquer.