Born to the family of the Norman dukes of Apulia, Italy. Daughter of the Marques of Ferrara, Italy. Niece of Blessed Beatrix of Este the Elder. Betrothed to Galeazzo Manfredi of Vicenza, Italy, but just before the wedding he died of wounds received in combat. Beatrix refused to return to her father‘s home but became a Benedictine nun at San Lazzaro convent near Ferrara. Founded the Benedictine convent of Saint Antony at Ferrara.
- 1262 of natural causes
- Abbé Stéphane Ansart
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Encyclopedia
- Katherine Rabenstein
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Blessed Beatrix of Este the Younger“. Saints.SQPN.com. 17 January 2013. Web. 22 May 2013. <>