Margarita de Prades

Birth
Aragon, Spain
Death 23 Jul 1429 (aged 40–41)
Cataluna, Spain
Burial Aiguamurcia, Provincia de Tarragona, Cataluna, Spain
Memorial ID 160828519 · View Source
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Queen consort of Aragón, Valencia, Mallorca, Sicily etc. Born the daughter of Pedro, Baron de Entenza, and Juana de Cabrera. She married the thirty-nine years older Martin of Aragon in September 1409, who died six months later. In 1415 she married Juan de Vilaragut y Álvarez de Haro in secret, as to not lose her income as dowager-queen. Their child that was born in 1416 was kept secret for the same reason. Nevertheless the secret was discovered and her financial situation became dire. She and her son had to retire to the Monastery Santa Maria de Valldonzella. After her husbands death she became a nun and in 1426 moved to the Monastery of Bonrepòs where she was appointed abbess in 1428. She died during an outbreak of the bubonic plague and was buried in the church there. When the monastery was dissolved in 1475 her remains were transferred to Santes Creus. Her grave was desecrated in 1835, but her remains were saved and placed in a stone urn where they still rest.

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  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 10 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 160828519
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margarita de Prades (1388–23 Jul 1429), Find A Grave Memorial no. 160828519, citing Santes Creus Monastery, Aiguamurcia, Provincia de Tarragona, Cataluna, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .