Matilda of Portugal (c. 1149–1173)

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Matilda of Portugal (c. 1149–1173)

Queen of Aragon . Name variations: Mafalda of Portugal; Mathilde de Bourgogne. Born around 1149; died in 1173; daughter of Alphonso Henriques also known as Alphonso I, count of Portugal (r. 1112–1139), king of Portugal (r. 1139–1185), and Matilda of Maurienne (c. 1125–1157); sister of Teresa of Portugal (1157–1218), Urraca of Portugal (c. 1151–1188), and Sancho I, king of Portugal (r. 1185–1211); became first wife of Alphonso II (1152–1196), king of Aragon (r. 1162–1196), count of Barcelona (r. 1162–1196), and count of Provence as Alphonso I (r. 1166–1196), in 1160.

Matilda of Portugal was born around 1149, the daughter of Alphonso I, king of Portugal, and Matilda of Maurienne . At age 11, in 1160, she married Alphonso II, king of Aragon, but she died 13 years later, age 24. Following her death, Alphonso married Sancha of Castile and Leon (d. 1208).