Berengaria of Portugal
Berengaria (* 1194, † 1221 ) was Queen of Denmark. She was the daughter of Portuguese King Sancho I and his wife Dulce Barcelona, sister of Ferdinand, who was the Countess Joan of Flanders for his wife, and therefore was Count of Flanders. With him Berengaria held up before their wedding.
She married in 1214 King Valdemar II of Denmark, son of King Valdemar the Great and his wife Sophia of Minsk. The couple had four children:
- Erik IV (1216-1250)
- Sophia (1217-1247) ∞ John I of Brandenburg
- Abel (1218-1252) ∞ Mechthild von Holstein
- Christoffer (1219-1259) ∞ Margarete Sambiria of Pomerania
Berengaria is situated in St. - Bendts Church buried in Ringsted, with her husband and her predecessor, Waldemar's first wife Dagmar page. In folk ballads, the two women were portrayed as their opponents and contrasts: While Dagmar of kindness appears, Berengaria was said to be beautiful, but greedy and hard-hearted.