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Inês de Castro (Portuguese pronunciation: [iˈneʒ ðɨ ˈkaʃtɾu]; in Castilian: Inés; 1325 – 7 January 1355) was a Galician noblewoman and courtier, best known as lover and posthumously-recognized wife of King Pedro I of Portugal.
Inês de Castro, (born 1323?—died Jan. 7, 1355, Coimbra, Port.), mistress, before his accession, of Peter (Pedro) I of Portugal. She was famous because of her tragic death, which was related by such writers and poets as Luís de Camões, Luís Vélez de Guevara, and Henri de Montherlant.
Inês's most recent high-profile outing – Inês de Castro, a historical novel by the Portuguese writer Isabel Stilwell, published last October – certainly aims to give her influence.
By Google Arts & Culture. Discover the 14th-century love affair that rocked the Portuguese royal court. The love affair between Inês de Castro and King Pedro I of Portugal is one steeped in myth, love, and tragedy. Like Portugal’s very own tale of Romeo and Juliet – with quarrelling families, banished lovers, and heartbreaking revenge ...
The tomb of Ines de Castro at the Monastery of Alcobaca. The passionate but ill-fated love affair of Pedro, crown prince of Portugal, and his wife’s lady-in-waiting is the stuff of both bodice ...
Baseado em uma história real ocorrida em Portugal na Idade Média, o mito de Pedro e Inês tem desde um amor juvenil arrebatador até a coroação de um cadáver.
Inês de Castro [nota 1] (Reino da Galiza, ca. 1320/1325 — Coimbra, 7 de janeiro de 1355) foi uma nobre galega, rainha póstuma de Portugal, amada pelo futuro rei D. Pedro I de Portugal, de quem teve quatro filhos. Foi executada por ordem do pai deste, o rei D. Afonso IV.
Inês Pérez de Castro (ca. 1320-1355) was the daughter of the powerful Pedro Fernandes de Castro, an illegitimate grandson of King Sancho IV of Castile. She arrived in Portugal in 1340 as a lady-in-waiting to her cousin, Infanta Constança of Castile, who was to marry the heir to the Portuguese throne, Dom Pedro (son of King Dom Afonso IV).
She was killed by decapitation in front of at least one of her children on 7 January 1355. She was only 29 years old. “Ines de Castro” by Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro – Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. Peter hunted down the killers, finally capturing two of them in 1361.
Inês de Castro was a Galician noblewoman born of Pedro Fernández de Castro, a Galician nobleman, and Aldonça Lourenço de Valadares, a Portuguese noblewoman. D. Inês arrived in Portugal in 1340, as a maid of D. Constanza Manuel, newly married to D. Pedro, heir to the Portuguese throne.