Died 1262. Custom seems to warrant the giving the title Saint to one of the two holy nuns named Beatrix d’Este. She belonged to the family of the Norman Dukes of Apulia and was herself the daughter of the Marques of Ferrara. She was betrothed to Galeazzo Manfredi of Vicenza, but he died of his wounds, after a battle, just before the wedding day, and his bride refused to return home, but attended by some of her maidens, devoted herself to the service of God, following the Benedictine rule, at San Lazzaro just outside Ferrara. Her cultus was approved by Clement XIV, and Pius VI allowed her festival to be kept on 19 January.
- Herbert Thurston. “Saint Beatrix d’Este”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 22 December 2015. Web. 20 January 2017. <>