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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"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Portugal
Death: Died in Ringsted, Region Zealand, Denmark
Place of Burial: Ringsted, Region Zealand, Denmark
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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 6 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

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Berengaria of Portugal (Portuguese: Berengária; Portuguese pronunciation: [bɨɾẽˈɡaɾiɐ]) (Danish: Bengjerd) (1190s – 27 March 1221), was a Portuguese infanta, later Queen consort of Denmark. She was the fifth daughter of Portuguese King Sancho I and Dulce of Aragon. She married Danish King Valdemar II and was the mother of Danish kings Eric IV, Abel and Christopher I.

Background Berengaria was the tenth of eleven children born to her parents. By the age of seventeen in 1212, Berengaria was an orphan; her father died in 1212, while her mother had died in 1198. In various annals and ballads she is called Bringenilæ, Bengerd, Bengjerd and related forms.

Marriage Berengaria was introduced to King Valdemar through his sister, Ingeborg, the wife of King Philip II of France, another of her cousins; she was by that time at the French court, having left Portugal with her brother Ferrante in 1211.

Within seven years of marriage, the couple had four surviving children:

Eric IV of Denmark (1216–1250), King of the Danes (1241–1250) Sophie (1217–1247), married John I, Margrave of Brandenburg, had issue Abel of Denmark (1218–1252), King of the Danes (1250–1252) Christopher I of Denmark (1219–1259), King of the Danes (1252–1259) Old folk ballads say that on her deathbed, Dagmar of Bohemia, Valdemar's first wife, begged the king to marry Kirsten, the daughter of Karl von Rise and not the "beautiful flower" Berengaria. In other words, she predicted Berengaria's sons' fight over the throne would bring trouble to Denmark, although this is merely legend and there is no historical proof of this.

Queen Valdemar’s first wife, Dagmar of Bohemia, had been immensely popular, blonde and with Nordic looks. Queen Berengaria was the opposite, described as a dark-eyed, raven-haired beauty.

The Danes made up folk songs about Berengaria and blamed her for the high taxes Valdemar levied, although the taxes went to his war efforts, not just to his Queen. The great popularity of the former queen made it difficult for the new queen to gain popularity in Denmark. She is noted to have made donations to churches and convents. Berengaria was the first Danish queen known to have worn a crown, which is mentioned in the inventory of her possessions (1225).

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

Legacy

Berengaria's plait of hair in St. Bendt's Church, Ringsted King Valdemar's two wives play a prominent role in Danish ballads and myths – Queen Dagmar as the soft, pious and popular ideal wife and Queen Berengaria (Bengjerd) as the beautiful and haughty woman.[1]

When Berengaria's grave was opened in 1885, they found her thick plait of hair, her finely formed skull and finely built body bones, proving the legends about her reported beauty. A portrait (see above) drawing was made to show how she might have looked.

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Birth: Mar 27 1194 - Coimbra, Portugal

Death: Mar 27 1221 - Ringsted, Region Zealand, Denmark

Parents: Sancho I (King Sancho I Of Portugal,the Popular,o Povoador,rey De Portugal,rei De Portugal,povoador) Martino Of Portugal, Dulcía (La Reiene De Portugal Dolça Dulce Berenguer Dulcia Aldonza Dolce De Aragao Infanta De Aragão) Martino Of Portugal (født De Aragón)

Siblings: Teresa De Portugal, Sancha De Portugal, Raimundo De Portugal (Portugal), Constança De Portugal, Afonso Ii (O Gordo) Of Portugal, Pedro I (Prince De Sâegorbe Comte D'urgel) De Portugal, Fernando De Portugal, Henrique De Portugal, Branca De Portugal, Mafalda De Portugal, Nuno Sanches De Portugal, Constança De Portugal, Teresa (Teresa Sanches) Sanches De Portugal, Diogo Fernandes De Arganil, Martim Sanches De Portugal, Maior Sanches De Portugal, Rodrigo Sanches De Portugal, Gil Sanches De Portugal, Urraca Sanches De Portugal

Husband: Valdemar Ii (Valdemar Ii Af Danmark,valdemar Valdemarsson,"the Conqueror",valdemar Ii,el Conquistador) Valdemarson, Ii (Valdemarsson)

Husband: Valdemar Ii Sejr Valdemarssøn Af Danmark "the Conqueror" El Conquistador Valdemarsøn Af Danmark Estridsøn Konge Af Danmark

Children: Valdemar Ii Konge Af Danmark, Knut Duke Of Estland, Blekinge And Lolland (Skarsholm), Erik Iv (Plogpenning Plovpenning Also Known As Plovpenning) Valdemarsøn Af Danmark (Estridsøn), Sofie Orlamönde (født Valdemarson, Ii (Valdemarsson)), Abel Valdemarsøn Af Danmark (Estridsøn), Christopher I (Christopher Waldermarsen) Of Denmark (Valdemarsen)

Alt birth years: 1190, 1192

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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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1194
1194
Portugal
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1194
Coimbria Coimbria Portugal
1216
1216
Age 22
Vordingborg, Danmark
1217
1217
Age 23
Denmark
1218
January 1218
Age 24
Roskilde, Danmark
1219
May 29, 1219
Age 25
Roskilde, Danmark
1221
March 27, 1221
Age 27
Ringsted, Region Zealand, Denmark
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