Joana Of PORTUGAL

Female 1452 - 1490  (38 years)


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  • Name Joana Of PORTUGAL  [1, 2
    Born 03 Feb 1452  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence Was a nun. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 14 May 1490  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Wikipedia Encyclopedia:
      Crown Princess of Portugal (1452-1455). Known as Saint Joan of Portugal or Saint Joan Princess. Canonized in 1693 by Pope Innocent XII.

      Joan was the second child of Afonso, but after the early death of her older brother John she was declared heiress to the throne and given the title of Princess.

      From a young age, Joan expressed a desire to become a nun; however, as she was second-in-line to the throne, her father did not allow it. During his military expedition to Tangier in 1471, joan served as Regent of the Portuguese Kingdon. After vehemently refusing several proposals of marriage, Joan joined the Dominican Convent of Jesus in Aveiro in 1475. Her brother had, by then, been given an heir, so the family line was no longer in danger. Still, she was compelled several times to leave the convent and return to the court, before she was finally professed as a nun. She continued to be a great supporter of her brother, John II of Portugal, throughout his reign and her life.

      Joan died on May 12, 1490 in Aveiro and was buried in the Convent of Jesus in Aveiro. She was beatified in 1693 by Pope Innocent XII. Until now she hasn't been canonized, but she's known in Portugal as the Princess Saint Joan.
    Person ID I44997  Main Tree

    Father Alfonso V King Of PORTUGAL,   b. 15 Jan 1432, Cintra Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 24 and 28 Aug 1481, Cintra Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Isabel Of COIMBRA,   b. 1432,   d. 02 Dec 1455, Evora Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 06 May 1447  [2
    Family ID F07037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S01910] Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399 by. T. Anna Leese.

    2. [S03581] Wikipedia Encyclopedia.