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Carolina Bosquera y de Larria
Tomb of Countess Carolina
Tomb of Carolina in the Museo de Historia in Alcacer, Traspes
Countess of Fermina
Lady of Isabela and San Esteban
Reign 1430-1444
Predecessor Sebastian Bosquera
Successor Caroline Koch
Personal information
Born 1410, Ciudad Fermina
Died 1444, Ciudad Fermina
Burial Museo de Historia (museum)
Consort(s) Pedro Pereira Nunes
Guillermo Campes
Johannes Koch
Issue Caroline Koch, Queen of Brunant
Father Sebastian Bosquera
Mother Serafina de Larria y Jordán de Urries

Carolina Bosquera y de Larria (1410-1444) was a Traspesian-Brunanter noblewoman. She was the sixth Countess of Fermina and the fourth Lady of Isabela and San Esteban. She was a daughter of Serafina de Larria, the last Countess of Barzona and an important figure during the Brunanter War of Independence.

BiographyEdit

Family and early lifeEdit

Carolina was born in 1410 in Ciudad Fermina. She was the only child of Sebastian Bosquera y de Messines (1384-1430) and Serafina de Larria y Jordán de Urries (1380-1451). Her mother also had three children from a previous marriage. When Carolina was born, her great-grandfather Luis de Messines was Count of Fermina, Lord of Isabela and San Esteban in present-day Traspes. In 1412, her father became the fifth Count of Fermina.

Carolina grew up in Ciudad Fermina. From the 1420s, her mother spent most of her time in Brunant financing the War of Independence against Venetian rule. Serafina was the Countess of Barzona and Marchioness of Pabella and one of the most wealthy and powerful individuals during the early 15th century.

Countess of Fermina and marriagesEdit

In 1430, Carolina's father died and as his only child, she succeeded him as the sixth Countess of Fermina. Her mother frequently visited her in Ciudad Fermina, where Carolina ruled as a vassal of the Portuguese kings John, Edward and Afonso.

Carolina firstly married Portuguese-born military commander Pedro Pereira Nunes (1403-1432) in 1428, but he died before the couple had children. She secondly married Guillermo Campes (1394-1434) in 1432, a marriage arranged by her mother. Campes was a Founding father, but also quickly died before giving her an heir.

In 1438, Carolina married Johannes Koch (1397-1460), a wealthy merchant from Hamburg, an illegitimate son of Henry the Mild, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. They only had one daughter:

Carolina's health deteriorated following the birth of Caroline. She died three years later. Her daughter succeeded her as Countess of Fermina and Lady of Isabela and San Esteban, but put a Brunanter governor in charge of Ciudad Fermina. Since then, these noble titles have been tied to the monarch of Brunant since Caroline married Leuvis Van Damme in 1466, who later became the last President of the Brunanter Republic and the first King of Brunant.

Carolina was buried in the church of Ciudad Fermina. Her tomb is currently at display in the Museo de Historia in Alcacer, the capital of Traspes.

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