- Infante Fernando, Lord of Serpa
Infante Fernando of Portugal (pronounced|fɨɾˈnɐ̃du), or Ferdinand in English, was a Portuguese
infante, son of King Afonso II of Portugaland his wife Urraca, princess of Castile, daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile.
Fernando was born after
1217and soon was made Lordof Serpa. It is known that he travelled to Romearound 1239to beg for a pardon from Pope Gregory IX. He died c. 1243.
He married Sancha Fernández de Lara, daughter of Fernando Núñez de Lara, Lord de Jerez, and wife Maior Garcéz de Aza, both descendants of
Charlemagneand he also from Ferdinand I of Castile, but the marriage was childless. He had, however, a bastard son by an unknown woman named Dom Sancho Fernandes de Serpa, who was a Priorbut had illegitimate issue, being the ancestor of the "de Serpa" family.
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