Beatrice of Portugal, Countess of Arundel

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Beatriz de Portugal, condessa de Arundel

Also Known As: "Brites Bastard de Portugal", "Beatriz de Sousa", "Beatriz de Bragança"
Death: October 23, 1439 (48-57)
Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France
Place of Burial: Arundel, West Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John of Aviz and Inês Pires
Wife of Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel and John Holland, 2nd Duke of Exeter
Sister of Afonso de Portugal, 1º duque de Bragança; Branca de Portugal and Beatrice de Avis de Coimbra
Half sister of Branca, infanta de Portugal; Afonso, Infante de Portugal; Duarte I o Eloquente, rei de Portugal; Pedro de Portugal, Duque de Coimbra; Leonor, Infanta de Portugal and 7 others

Occupation: Countess of Arundel
Managed by: Noah Tutak
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About Beatrice of Portugal, Countess of Arundel


Beatrice (also Beatrix, Beatriz) 1382 – November 1439, was a natural daughter of John I King of of Portugal and Inês Pires born before the marriage of her father with Philippa of Lancaster.

She was a sister of Afonso Duke of Braganza, half-sister of King Edward of Portugal, Infante Peter Duke of Coimbra, Henry the Navigator, Isabella of Portugal Duchess of Burgundy, John Constable of Portugal, and Ferdinand the Saint Prince. Queen Philippa was in charge of the education of both of her husband's children out of wedlock.

Beatrice was born 1382, possibly in Veiros, Alentejo, Portugal. Some say that her mother Inês Pires was "the daughter of a Jewish cobbler." But others say she came from an old Portuguese noble line. In April 1405 her wedding with Thomas Fitzalan 12th Earl of Arundel by proxy was celebrated in Lisbon and, in the same year, she traveled to England, accompanied by her brother Afonso and many of the king's vassals and her ladies-in-waiting where the marriage ceremony took place on 26 November 1405 in London, with King Henry IV in attendance.

Thomas died on 13 October 1415. Beatrice then married John Holland Earl of Huntingdon (verified in her Coat of Arms) who was the nephew of her stepmother Queen Philippa.

She is sometimes confused with another Portuguese lady, Beatrice Pinto, wife of Gilbert Talbot and Thomas Fittiplace. It is unknown if Beatrice had children from any of her marriages. Beatrice died in Bordeaux, France in November 1439. After her death her husband married Lady Anne Montagu.

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Beatrice of Portugal, Countess of Arundel's Timeline

October 23, 1439
Age 53
Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France
August 22, 1916
Age 53
August 24, 1916
Age 53
March 22, 1995
Age 53
December 1, 1995
Age 53