Book of Saints – Elisabeth, Queen of Portugal


ELISABETH, QUEEN OF PORTUGAL (Saint) Widow. (July 8) (14th century) The daughter of Peter II, King of Aragon, born in 1271. Educated with great care from her earliest years, she gave constant proofs of her spirit of self-denial and prayer. At the age of twelve she was married to Dionysius, King of Portugal, becoming for the King and Court a striking pattern of every virtue. Her charity to the poor and her continuous endeavours to prevent hostilities breaking out between her relatives the Kings of Portugal and Castile, were characteristic of her sanctity. After the death of her husband (A.D. 1325) she took the habit of the Third Order of Saint Francis, and devoted herself to good works. She died at Estremos (A.D. 1336), and was canonised (A.D. 1625) by Pope Urban VIII.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Elisabeth, Queen of Portugal”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 November 2012. Web. 22 March 2019. <>