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Berenguela de Portugal, rainha-consorte da Dinamarca

Portuguese: Berengária Sanches, rainha-consorte da Dinamarca
Also Known As: "Berenguela of Portugal", "Queen Consort of Denmark"
Birthplace: Portugal
Death: Died in Ringsted, Region Zealand, Denmark
Place of Burial: Ringsted, Region Zealand, Denmark
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sancho I the Populator, King of Portugal and Dulce de Aragão, rainha-consorte de Portugal
Wife of Valdemar II "The Victorius", King of Denmark
Mother of Erik IV Plovpenning, Konge af Danmark; Sophie Valdemarsdatter af Danmark; Abel Valdemarsen, Konge af Danmark and Christoffer I Konge af Danmark
Sister of Santa Teresa de Portugal, Queen consort of Leon; Sancha de Portugal, abadessa do Lorvão; Raimundo, infante de Portugal; Constança, infanta de Portugal; Afonso II the Fat, King of Portugal and 5 others
Half sister of Martim Sanches de Portugal, I conde de Trastámara; Urraca Sanches de Portugal; Diogo Fernandes de Arganil, 5º Sr. da honra dos Cavaleiros; Nuno Sanches de Portugal; Teresa Sanches de Portugal and 4 others

Occupation: Dronning, Infanta de Portugal, Drottning av Danmark 1214-1221, Drottning i Danmark 1214-1221
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About Berengária af Portugal, Dronning af Danmark

Alt birth years: 1190, 1192


Infanta Berengária of Portugal (Portuguese pronunciation: [bɨɾẽˈɡaɾiɐ]) was a Portuguese infanta (princess), later Queen consort of Denmark. She was the fifth daughter of Portuguese King Sancho I and Dulce Berenguer. She married Danish King Valdemar II and was the mother of Danish kings Eric IV, Abel and Christopher I.

Berengaria was first cousin to Queen Berengaria of England, wife of Richard the Lion-hearted. Both of the Princess Berengarias were named after their grandfather Count Berenguer of Barcelona. Princess Berengaria was introduced to King Valdemar through his sister, Ingeborg, the wife of King Phillip Auguste of France, another of her cousins. Berengaria was the youngest daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal. Valdemar’s first wife, Princess Margrethe of Bohemia, later known as Dronning Dagmar Queen Dagmar, had been immensely popular, blond and with Nordic looks. Queen Berengaria was the opposite, dark-eyed, raven haired, yet a beauty in her own right. The Danes made up folk songs about the beautiful new queen and blamed her for the high taxes Valdemar levied, although the taxes went to his war efforts, not just to his Queen. The Danes still grieved over the kind-hearted Queen Dagmar, so that it wasn't easy for the new queen from Portugal to win good-will with her husband's Danish subjects.

During his years married to Queen Berengaria, in 1219, Valdemar went on a victorious campaign to Estonia, during which legend has it that the Danish flag first appeared, falling from the heavens, inspiring victory for the Danish forces.

Queen Berengaria, after giving birth to three future kings, died in childbirth in 1221, in her 31st year. Queen Berengaria is buried in Saint Bendt's Church in Ringsted, Denmark, on one side of Valdemar II, with Queen Dagmar buried on the other side of the King.

Med titlen: Infanta de Portugal.

Leo: Nachkommen Gorms des Alten, 1978 , Brenner, S. Otto, Reference: 150.

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Coimbria Coimbria Portugal
May 1214
Age 20
Age 22
Vordingborg, Danmark
Age 23
January 1218
Age 24
Roskilde, Danmark
May 29, 1219
Age 25
Roskilde, Danmark
March 27, 1221
Age 27
Ringsted, Region Zealand, Denmark