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Beatrix of Naples (16 November 1457 – 23 September 1508) was the daughter of Ferdinand I of Naples and Isabella of Taranto. She was queen consort to both Matthias Corvinus of Hungary and Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary so she was Queen of Hungary and Bohemia.

Biography

Beatrice grew up at her father's court in Naplesmarker, she received a good education.Beatrice married Matthias in Hungarymarker 22 December 1476, she was crowned Queen of Hungary ten days later.

In 1480, when an Ottoman fleet seized Otranto in the Kingdom of Naples, at the earnest solicitation of the pope he sent the Hungarian general, Balázs Magyar, to recover the fortress, which surrendered to him on 10 May 1481. Again in 1488, Matthias took Anconamarker under his protection for a while, occupying it with a Hungarian garrison.

Matthias died without any surviving issue even though he had been married three times, Beatrice being his third wife.

Beatrice married her second husband, Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary in 1491. This marriage was yet again childless, and Beatrice was in her early forties. They divorced around 1502 so that Vladislaus could marry Anne de Foix. Beatrice was sent back to her homeland of Naples where she died in 1508 aged fifty. Vladislaus and Anne had two children, Anna of Bohemia and Hungary and Louis II of Hungary.

Ancestors

Beatrice's ancestors in three generations
Beatrice of Naples Father:

Ferdinand I of Naples
Paternal Grandfather:

Alfonso V of Aragon
Paternal Great-grandfather:

Ferdinand I of Aragon
Paternal Great-grandmother:

Eleanor of Alburquerque
Paternal Grandmother:

Lucrezia d'Alagno
Paternal Great-grandfather:

Nicholas d'Alagno
Paternal Great-grandmother:

Covella Toraldo
Mother:

Isabella of Taranto
Maternal Grandfather:

Tristan de Clermont
Maternal Great-grandfather:

unknown
Maternal Great-grandmother:

unknown
Maternal Grandmother:

Catherine of Taranto
Maternal Great-grandfather:

Raimondo del Balzo Orsini
Maternal Great-grandmother:

Mary of Enghien


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