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Mafalda of Portugal
Facts and Events
Name Mafalda of Portugal
Alt Name Maud _____
Gender Female
Birth? Abt 1197 Coimbra, Portugal
Marriage 1216 to Enrique of Castile
Death? 1 May 1257 Rio Tinto, Esposende, Braga, PortugalAmarante?
Other? 27 Jun 1793 Beatified
Reference Number? Q576323?

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Infanta Mafalda of Portugal (also known as Blessed Mafalda, O.Cist. (c. 1195 – 1 May 1256 in Rio Tinto, Gondomar; ) was a Portuguese infanta (princess), later Queen consort of Castile for a brief period. She was the second youngest daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal and Dulce of Aragon. Married briefly to the ten-year-old Henry I of Castile, she held for a time the title Queen of Castile.

Upon the dissolution of the marriage, Mafalda returned to her homeland. She chose to become a Cistercian nun, and became noted for the holiness of her life. She was declared Blessed by the Catholic Church five centuries after her death.

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