Blanche of Navarre (1424–1464)

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Blanche of Navarre (1424–1464)

Queen of Castile and Leon. Name variations: (Spanish) Blanca de Navarra; Bianca. Born June 9, 1424, in Olite; died Dec 2, 1464, in Orthez; dau. of Juan also known as John II, king of Aragon (r. 1458–1479), and Blanche of Navarre (1385–1441); sister of Charles (Carlos), prince of Viana, and Eleanor of Navarre (1425–1479); became 1st wife of Enrique also known as Henry IV (b. 1425), king of Castile and Leon (r. 1454–1474), Sept 15, 1440 (div. 1453); children: none.