Philippa of Lancaster (Queen of Portugal)

Female 1360 - 1415  (55 years)


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  • Name Philippa of Lancaster (Queen of Portugal) 
    Born 31 Mar 1360  Leicester Castle Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Jul 1415  Odivelas, Lisboa, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Batalha Monastery Bethala, Leiria, Portugal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I709  King of Scots
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2009 

    Father John of Gaunt (Duke of Lancaster and Aquitaine),   b. 06 Mar 1340, Gent, Flemish, Blegium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1399, Leicester Castle Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Blanche of Lancaster (Countess of Derby),   b. 25 Mar 1345, Bolingbroke Castle Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1369, Bolingbroke Castle Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 19 May 1359  Reading Abbey, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F288  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Mar 1360 - Leicester Castle Leicester, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jul 1415 - Odivelas, Lisboa, Portugal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Batalha Monastery Bethala, Leiria, Portugal Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Philippa of Lancaster, LG (March 31, 1360 ? July 19, 1415) was Queen consort of Portugal. Her marriage with King John I secured the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, which is still in force[citation needed], and also produced several famous princes and princesses of Portugal that became known as the "Illustrious Generation"[citation needed]. She was the eldest daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster and Blanche of Lancaster. Her paternal grandparents were King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault, her namesake.


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      Philippa became Queen consort of Portugal through her marriage with King John I, celebrated on February 11, 1387 in the city of Porto. This marriage was the final step in the Anglo-Portuguese alliance, against the France-Castile axisPhilippa is remembered for being a generous and loving queen and for being the mother of the "Illustrious Generation" (in Portuguese, Ínclita Geração) of princes, whose members were:

      Blanche (1388-1389), named after her grandmother;
      Afonso (1390-1400), named after several Kings of Portugal, including his great-grandfather Afonso IV;
      Edward (1391-1438), named after his great-grandfather Edward III of England. He was a writer and an intellectual, who succeeded his father as King of Portugal in 1433;
      Peter (1392-1449), named after his grandfather Peter I of Portugal. He was the First Duke of Coimbra, a remarkable ruler and well-travelled man, who served as Regent during the minority of his nephew Afonso V;
      Henry the Navigator (1394-1460), first Duke of Viseu, who guided Portugal to the Great era of The Discoveries, named after his great-grandfather Henry of Grosmont;
      Isabella (1397-1472), who married Philip III of Burgundy and was one of the most powerful and admired women in Europe;
      Blanche (1398), died in childhood;
      John (1400-1442), Duke of Aveiro, the grandfather of the two greatest Iberian monarchs in the 16th century, Manuel I of Portugal and Isabella I of Castile;
      Ferdinand (1402-1443) "the Saint Prince," a warrior, who was captured during the Disaster of Tangier and died a prisoner of the Moors.
      Philippa died of plague in 1415, a few days before the expedition to Ceuta. She was buried at the Monastery of Batalha.



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