Infanta Catherine, Duchess of Villena

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Infanta Catherine
Duchess of Villena
Born 1403
Died 1439
Spouse Infante Henry of Aragon
House House of Trastámara
Father Henry III of Castile
Mother Catherine of Lancaster
Religion Roman Catholicism

Infanta Catherine of Castile (1403–1439) was suo jure Duchess of Villena and, by marriage, Infanta of Aragon, Countess of Alburquerque and Countess of Ampurias.

Catherine was the second child born to King Henry III of Castile and Catherine of Lancaster. In 1418, she was married off to her first cousin and brother-in-law, Infante Henry of Aragon. The marriage was a part of an agreement by which Henry's older brother Alfonso married Catherine's older sister Maria and by which Henry's sister Maria married Catherine's brother, King John II of Castile.

The Infanta was forced to follow her husband into exile after he failed to take the power away from her brother's favourite, Álvaro de Luna, in 1420. They did not receive all of her dowry until 1427. Her dowry included the Dukedom of Villena. Their marriage was childless. The Duchess of Villena died following a miscarriage in 1439. After her death, her brother confiscated the dukedom.


Family of Infanta Catherine, Duchess of Villena
16. Alfonso XI, King of Castile
8. Henry II, King of Castile
17. Eleanor of Guzmán
4. John I, King of Castile
18. John, Prince of Villena
9. Joan of Castile
19. Blanca de La Cerda y Lara
2. Henry III, King of Castile
20. Alfonso IV, King of Aragon
10. Peter IV, King of Aragon
21. Teresa d'Entença
5. Eleanor of Aragon
22. Peter II of Sicily
11. Eleanor of Sicily
23. Elisabeth of Carinthia
1. Catherine of Castile
24. Edward II, King of England
12. Edward III, King of England
25. Isabella of France
6. John, 1st Duke of Lancaster
26. William I, Count of Hainault
13. Philippa of Hainault
27. Joan of Valois
3. Catherine of Lancaster
28. Alfonso XI, King of Castile
14. Peter, King of Castile
29. Maria of Portugal
7. Constance of Castile
30. Juan García de Padilla
15. María de Padilla
31. María González de Hinestrosa