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 Philipa Moniz Y <I>Perestrelo</I> Columbus

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Philipa Moniz Y Perestrelo Columbus

Birth
Porto Santo, Porto Santo Municipality, Madeira Region, Portugal
Death
1484 (aged 28–29)
Carmo da Mata, Município de Carmo da Mata, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Burial
Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Plot
Piety Chapel
Memorial ID
22406824 View Source

Her birth/death dates are approximate. She married the explorer Christopher Columbus about 1479 in Lisbon, Portugal. They stayed with her widowed mother, Isabel on Porto Santo for at least some of their early marriage. Isabel gave Christopher her deceased husband's navigational maps, and the rest of Christopher's life is history!

Sadly, he lost Philipa soon after their son, Diogo, was born on Porto Santo Isle - although records were unclear about her cause of death. Her remains were taken to Lisbon and internment took place at Carmo Monastery's Piety Chapel. The Carmo, located at Largo do Carmo just south of Rossio Station, is now a museum.

It is said her father was captain of Porto Santo, but whether her father was Bartholomew Perestrelo or Pedro Moniz Perestrelo seems to remain debated among scholars.

Variations in her name occur due to the common traditions of that time in Portugal. One example of variation: Filipa Perestrelo de Moniz. Taking on her husband's last name as her's was sometimes shown and sometimes not shown, as well.(Lady) Dona Filipa Moniz Perestrelo was born in 1455 she was a member of nobility and within the elite Order of Santiago. "Filipa Moniz Perestrelo was the daughter of Dona Isabel Moniz and Don Bartolomeu Perestrelo. She was a member of the aristocracy, educated in the elite convent filled titled noble women called donas. Felipa rose to being of the few noble women who assisted the prioress in running the convent. She was a daughter of a King's Captain, wife of a Viceroy and mother of another Viceroy. Filipa marries Cristobal Colon also known to the English speaking world as "Christopher Columbus" in Santos Church. From this marriage was born Don Diego Colon Duke De Veragua Colon in 1480 aprox who went on to become 2nd Admiral of the Indies, 2nd Viceroy of the Indies and 3rd Governor of the Indies and who married King Fernando's cousin, María de Toledo y Rojas.

Her marriage was approved personally by the King of Spain. In 1479, when Filipa was about 24, she was released from her duties at the convent. Historians cite this as further proof the King would not have done this if Columbus's ancestry was not also one of nobility. Perhaps a further point defends this as Cristobal also referenced himself as Cristobal Colon to his own brother writing to him in Catalan pharases not Italian. In fact there is little proof to his Italian heritage at all. Even the Spanish he was writing was "Spanish as a second language" in form. It is also thought he was hiding a lineage which could threaten his attempts at voyage. A lineage of a converso would certainly denied him any access. As someone who is a direct descendant of Cristobal Colon, I believe Cristobal Colon was a likely many things perhaps a lesser noble who also was of Jewish extraction. I do not however believe the "old weaver" story. After to speaking to scholars in Paelography regarding his written letters, I now believe he was from Catalan and likely a lesser noble.

Those wishing to see Filipa's grave and to photograph it, she was buried in the Capela da Piedade (Chapel of Piety) in Lisbon, Portugal. It is the first chapel to the right of the main chapel in the Carmo Convent along with her sister, Izeu Perestrelo and her brother-in-law, Pedro Correia da Cunha. Photos of her grave are most welcome. Could not post in the format as they do not have a option yet for burials in churches on their current list.

I would greatly appreciate a photo posted of her grave.

Her birth/death dates are approximate. She married the explorer Christopher Columbus about 1479 in Lisbon, Portugal. They stayed with her widowed mother, Isabel on Porto Santo for at least some of their early marriage. Isabel gave Christopher her deceased husband's navigational maps, and the rest of Christopher's life is history!

Sadly, he lost Philipa soon after their son, Diogo, was born on Porto Santo Isle - although records were unclear about her cause of death. Her remains were taken to Lisbon and internment took place at Carmo Monastery's Piety Chapel. The Carmo, located at Largo do Carmo just south of Rossio Station, is now a museum.

It is said her father was captain of Porto Santo, but whether her father was Bartholomew Perestrelo or Pedro Moniz Perestrelo seems to remain debated among scholars.

Variations in her name occur due to the common traditions of that time in Portugal. One example of variation: Filipa Perestrelo de Moniz. Taking on her husband's last name as her's was sometimes shown and sometimes not shown, as well.(Lady) Dona Filipa Moniz Perestrelo was born in 1455 she was a member of nobility and within the elite Order of Santiago. "Filipa Moniz Perestrelo was the daughter of Dona Isabel Moniz and Don Bartolomeu Perestrelo. She was a member of the aristocracy, educated in the elite convent filled titled noble women called donas. Felipa rose to being of the few noble women who assisted the prioress in running the convent. She was a daughter of a King's Captain, wife of a Viceroy and mother of another Viceroy. Filipa marries Cristobal Colon also known to the English speaking world as "Christopher Columbus" in Santos Church. From this marriage was born Don Diego Colon Duke De Veragua Colon in 1480 aprox who went on to become 2nd Admiral of the Indies, 2nd Viceroy of the Indies and 3rd Governor of the Indies and who married King Fernando's cousin, María de Toledo y Rojas.

Her marriage was approved personally by the King of Spain. In 1479, when Filipa was about 24, she was released from her duties at the convent. Historians cite this as further proof the King would not have done this if Columbus's ancestry was not also one of nobility. Perhaps a further point defends this as Cristobal also referenced himself as Cristobal Colon to his own brother writing to him in Catalan pharases not Italian. In fact there is little proof to his Italian heritage at all. Even the Spanish he was writing was "Spanish as a second language" in form. It is also thought he was hiding a lineage which could threaten his attempts at voyage. A lineage of a converso would certainly denied him any access. As someone who is a direct descendant of Cristobal Colon, I believe Cristobal Colon was a likely many things perhaps a lesser noble who also was of Jewish extraction. I do not however believe the "old weaver" story. After to speaking to scholars in Paelography regarding his written letters, I now believe he was from Catalan and likely a lesser noble.

Those wishing to see Filipa's grave and to photograph it, she was buried in the Capela da Piedade (Chapel of Piety) in Lisbon, Portugal. It is the first chapel to the right of the main chapel in the Carmo Convent along with her sister, Izeu Perestrelo and her brother-in-law, Pedro Correia da Cunha. Photos of her grave are most welcome. Could not post in the format as they do not have a option yet for burials in churches on their current list.

I would greatly appreciate a photo posted of her grave.


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