Elizabeth of Portugal


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Elizabeth of Portugal (AKA Isabel of Portugal, née Elizabeth of Aragon) born Aragon, Spain January 4, 1271 (d. 1336). “The Peacemaker.” Achieved Peace of Alcañices, settling border of Portugal and Castile, 1297; arbitrated dispute of Castile and Aragon, 1307; prevented battle at Alvalade by riding a mule between armies, 1307. On her deathbed, rode to Estremoz to prevent war between Portugal and Castile, 1336. Honored for feeding poor during famine.


Last words: “Mary. . . protect me from the enemy and receive me at the hour of death.” (Vilaça portrait wikipedia)