Bianca di Navarra was born in Pamplona on 6 July 1387.
She has been Queen of Sicily from 1402 to 1409.
On 26 December 1402 she married in Catania Martino I, King of Sicily, son of Queen Maria, daughter of King Federico II of Aragon.
On 17 July 1404 took possession of the Regal Chamber, consisting of the possessions of Syracuse, Paternò, Mineo, Vizzini, Lentini and Francavilla and Randazzo.
On 11 November 1405 from the Norman castle of Paternò, her habitual residence, she issued the "Consuetudines" by which she was well liked by the people.
At the departure of Martin for the conquest of Sardinia, she exercised real power firmly.
On the death of King Martin, the young Queen had to fight with the mighty Bernardo Cabrera, count of Modica, much older than the queen, who fell in love with her.
It followed a series of escapes by the queen, who was forced to turn most of Sicily, chased by Cabrera.
Among the population there were adverse parties: those who fought for the queen and those who fought for Cabrera.
In May of 1411 the queen stayed at the castle of Aidone, where she wrote some letters to her faithful.
Bianca left Sicily in 1415 to return to Navarre where her father, Charles III, named her hereditary princess of Navarre; later she married Giovanni, Duke of Penafiel and future king of Aragon.
In 1425 she became Queen of Navarre, together with her husband Giovanni.
Bianca died on April 3, 1441, in Santa María la Real de Nieva, in Castile, and was buried in the church of the monastery of Nuestra Senora de la Soterrana of Santa María la Real de Nieva.
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